This point-to-point trail runs between Lake City and Ouray in Colorado. Its length means it passes through a variety of beautiful and different landscapes including narrow mountain canyons, wide open pastures with grazing animals, and steep boulder fields. Beautiful views can be had along the entire trail.
The part of the trail closest to Ouray is known to be much more difficult compared to the stretch coming out of Lake City. For this reason, it's advised to travel Engineer Pass from Lake City to Ouray, and not the other way around. The obstacles near Ouray include steep, narrow ascents and large boulders that are much easier to traverse going downhill. However, with the proper vehicle and technique, the trail can be navigated in either direction. Be especially careful of the weather and avoid this trail during rainstorms and in low light conditions.