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Gold Dust Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (28)

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

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Map Key

8.4

Miles

13.6

KM

Singletrack

11,407' 3,477 m

High

9,957' 3,035 m

Low

322' 98 m

Up

1,772' 540 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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If this trail is ridden starting on the Como side, you'll need to park in the town of Como and ride up the dirt road to the trail's start. Pine Street, the road to the trail, is marked No Parking along its entire length. Follow signs for Camp Como when heading out of town. The trail starts on the south side of the road right next to the gate for the Colorado Christian Service Camp (Camp Como).

Description

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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Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 28 votes

#1

in Park County

#320

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  4.3 from 28 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Park County

#102

in Colorado

#320

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Photos

Crossing Tarryall Creek
Jun 30, 2016 near Fairplay, CO
Beautiful
Jul 22, 2015 near Fairplay, CO
Aspen!
Jun 30, 2016 near Fairplay, CO
Rocks!
Jun 30, 2016 near Fairplay, CO
There is a rocky section but nothing crazy
Jul 22, 2015 near Fairplay, CO

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Jul 6, 2020
Cody Dopps
This is such a beautiful trail. Some sections were so fun we turned around to ride them twice!
Jun 13, 2020
aPod aPod
1st "Real" ride with Brother Mike! Fantastic to get one more run up the Pass before it opens. — 2h 00m
Sep 29, 2019
Sue U.
Down to Como and back up. Tired legs!
Sep 23, 2018
Charles S
Aspens on point
Aug 11, 2018
Kevin Boicourt
rode into town from the end of the trail. slightly more climbing than expected! 9.6mi
Jul 4, 2018
MTB Bliss
Sep 20, 2017
Lee Carter
Aug 29, 2017
Chad Fonger