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.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
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To hike 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 by the Church Camp sign and fence before you enter the Church Camp parking lot. There is a wide spot in the road approximately .3 miles past the trailhead where you can park.
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.