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Gold Dust Trail

 17 votes

8.4 Miles 13.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

322' 98 m

Ascent

-1,772' -540 m

Descent

11,407' 3,477 m

High

9,957' 3,035 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Unknown

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Superb singletrack from Boreas Pass Road to Como featuring a little bit of everything!

Don Leinweber

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The Gold Dust Trail (#698) begins on Boreas Pass Road and ends on Pine Street a mile outside of Como, Colorado.

The trail begins 10 miles up Boreas Pass Road from Como on the west side of the road at a post and brown carsonite #698 marker. The initial 1.5 mile descent from Boreas Pass Road to N. Tarryall Creek Road (Forest Road 801) is identified on USGS maps as "Old Boreas Pass Wagon Road". This is a fun, fast, rocky-at-times, furious descent.

Cross N. Tarryall Creek Road slightly uphill and continue on singletrack, cross a creek then begin a 2 mile section of incredibly fun flume trail. The flume section ends in a short descent to Park County Road 50. Cross the road and continue on singletrack near a utility pedestal, through the wetlands and across several timber foot bridges.

The trail climbs and descends technically for another 4.2 miles, finishing with a winding aspen singletrack to Pine Street. (Note there is a trail junction 0.5 miles beyond the foot bridges. Bear left at this junction, staying on the main trail.) Gold Dust Trail ends on the gravel Pine Street. Turn right and zip a mile down to Como.

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Sep 20, 2017
Lee Carter
Aug 29, 2017
Chad Fonger
Aug 18, 2017
Soraya Khalje
AWESOME! 8.4mi
Jul 24, 2017
Amelia Hight
Oct 20, 2016
Travis Leonard
Fresh snow from earlier in the week made for an excellent ride. Hikeabike at mile 3 for a short distance but the rest was very ridable. Will do again. 18mi — 3h 00m
Aug 20, 2016
Tim Koehler
This ride is awesome! 8.4mi
Jun 24, 2016
Ryan A Brown
Singletrack from Boreas Pass down to Como! Doesn't get much better. 8.4mi
Sep 20, 2015
Craig Miller
Como to Boreas pass on Boreas Pass Rd., then back down Gold Dust trail. Aspens were amazing, and Gold Dust is a blast. 16.8mi

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  4.5 from 17 votes

#2

in Park County

#182

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#2

in Park County

#66

in Colorado

#182

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Roots!!! This trail has great potential but it is not quite there yet. Except for the rock garden area, the bridges are the only thing techy about this trail. As for the rock garden, very few will be able to ride it clean. The upper section is steep, but the loose rocks prevent it from being a really enjoyable descent. Oohh and the views are not quite there, only the top 100 yards has good views. If only the single track would parallel the Boreas pass road a little farther through the lovely valley to the actual pass. If that extra section of trail was built, Gold Dust Trail could be the little step child to the Monarch Crest Trail. You can shuttle it, but the uphill is fairly enjoyable from the bottom to the top of the flume section, A bike up Boreas Pass road would give the good views though for a nice loop and at least help you earn that beer after the ride. Jul 25, 2016
First 2 miles was my kind of riding. Very relaxing and one excellent scenic view of the south park valley looking towards Kenosha Pass / Michigan Creek. At mile 3, the rock garden is more than what I would ever expect someone to be able to ride. Riding in the flume was cool. The climbs to the top were grinds and the roots would be dangerous when wet. Very enjoyable back down to Como. Oct 23, 2016

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