|This trail is a little longer than the Pass Creek Trail, but it is well worth the effort, with spectacular views in all directions. You will probably be sharing this trail with some cows. To get to the trailhead, drive north from the Lodge about 3.5 miles. You will be looking for a dirt road on your left just below the runaway truck ramp. Often times there is no Forest Service sign indicating the road. There may be a gate at the head of the road, if closed, park where you can. The trail starts down the road a little ways on your right. Look for sign indicating the trailhead. The trail winds up through the meadows below Engineer Mountain through beautiful aspen groves, into deep spruce and pine forests. This hike is about 3 miles up to the base of the mountain. From here, if you wish, you may climb up the southeast ridge of the mountain to the top. There is a somewhat defined trail up the ridge. Be aware that you will be scrambling up through rocks and boulder with some exposure on a very steep ridge. Caution is recommended.