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Gold Dust Trail

Basics
Location:
Southwest of Denver
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
16 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
8 to 9 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
11000 feet
Elevation Change:
1000 feet
Season:
Summer, Fall and Winter

Description

This trail provides access to Boreas Pass via the old Boreas Pass Wagon Road, which it connects to after crossing FDR 406.

Much of the trail above County Road 50 generally follows an old flume which diverted water from North Tarryall Creek and its tributaries to mining operations located in the upper Tarryall Drainage.

This trail is also a popular cross-country ski trail.

Details

Location:
Southwest of Denver
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
16 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
8 to 9 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
11000
Elevation Change:
1000
Season:
Summer, Fall and Winter
Useful Map(s):
USGS Quads: Como, Boreas Pass
Additional Details:
Water is not available at the trail heads or at Selkirk Campground.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

The Gold Dust Trail begins off the Church Camp Road in the town of Como. The trailhead is approximately 5.5 miles from US Highway 285. There is a wide spot for parking in the road approximately .3 miles past the trailhead. There is also access along County Road 50, approximately 1.5 miles northwest of the Boreas Pass Road turnoff.


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