Gold Dust Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Gold Dust Trail provides access to Boreas Pass via the old Boreas Pass Wagon Road, which it connects to after crossing FDR 406.  Much of the northern portion of the trail follows an old flume that diverted water from North Tarryall Creek and its tributaries to mining operations located in the upper Tarryall Drainage.  This portion of the trail is excellent for snowshoers and cross country skiers.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Parking
Busiest Season: Summer & Fall
Closest Towns: Como
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: South Park Ranger District 719 836-2031

General Information


To access the trail from the south, go to the town of Como from US Highway 285 and follow the signs to the Church Camp (about 1.5 miles).  The trail begins on the left prior to entering Church Camp property.  Parking is available in the wide spots of the County road prior to the start of the asphalt and the gate located at the entrance to Church Camp private property.   Please do not park on or enter Church Camp property. 

To access the trail from the north, go to the town of Como from US Highway 285 and follow the signs to Boreas Pass.  Continue on this road approximately 1.5 miles past the Boreas Pass Road turnoff.  Total mileage from US Highway 285 to the trailhead is 5.5 miles.  Park on a wide portion of the road on the left just beyond the trailhead.  The trail goes through a small portion of private land near a log cabin so please respect this private land access.


This trail is open year round, although winter conditions could make travel more difficult.



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Parking Park on the side of the road just past the north and south trailheads
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