My Trail Reviews (15) (within last 6 months)
Fun little trail and good for connecting to others in the area. A nice sandy wash type driving experience with good views.
Wow, I turned off of Four Mile Creek (I ran this reverse of the guide) and instantly felt like I was in the backcountry. Impressive views of rock formations, fun type road surface, true western scenery and a camp spot I'm going to come back to someday. I liked it.
What a great trail!! I enjoyed the western side, from waypoint 3 to 7 the most. I took a look at the bridge, but didn’t hike it. Filled up some side by sides that were running low on gas :) It was a nice solo day on the trail.
Don’t let the “County Road” fool you. This is a beautiful road leading into some of the best jeep trails in the country. The remnants of the avalanche debris was pretty amazing to see.
I ran Engineers Pass starting from the connector trail off of Cinnamon Pass to connect to some other roads on my way to Buena Vista. It was a cool crisp morning with the fall colors starting to show. This was my first time on this pass, and compared to all the rest, it's just as good and I would recommend it as a must-do trail. I had the trail to myself minus 1 white two-door JK that I saw in the distance, but I could imagine on a busy day the experience would be much different. Start early!
The old ghost town, that people live in, at the end is really cool. This is an excellent road to access some of the better roads in the area. 2 star as a stand-alone type road, but a 5 for quick shortcuts to more adventure!
I have driven this road many times. It's 1 rating from me is based purely on the "adventure and wheeling" aspect of it. However, I would give it a 5 star for being one of the best shortcuts around for accessing all the trails in the area.
This trail remains about the same in terms of difficulty as it has for years. Perhaps a hair more difficult after the long winter with rocks being displaced and different locations. Overall, it is still a great trail with a great "Colorado" experience to it. Note about the old cabin: The door has a wooden pin that you must slide out to open the door - do not try to force the door open. Please leave everything in better shape than you found it :)
The trail conditions are about the same from previous years. Perhaps the whoop-de-do section is a little smoother with the final section descending to the lake being a little rougher. Noticed a bunch of shell casings around the lake, please pack out what you pack in and pack out more than you pack in! Tread Lightly!
Important: Due to dangerous water flow at Pole Creek, Stony Pass is temporarily closed
As of now, this road is still closed.
The lower gates are open, but snow lingers up high. Best to wait this one out a few more weeks.
I ran this opposite direction of how it's listed in this guide and my whole purpose was to get up to Balanced Rock picnic area for some sunset shots of the rock structures. After a long week of EJS I got to the Balanced Rock area around 4:30 pm and quickly realized I was way to sleepy to sit around until 8 for sunset. I hung out for about an hour, ate an early dinner and made it back to my hotel where I quickly fell asleep shortly after sunset.
This trail will surprise you with an epic viewpoint at the end! You get to look at one amazing gooseneck formed by the mighty Green River, but also a really great birdseye view of Mineral Bottom Road - another favorite of mine.
Once you get to the end point, there is endless exploring to do along the cliff edge looking down at the river below and top portion of the Canyonlands. I highly recommend this road for anyone looking for a scenic backcountry drive.