Gold Dust Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Gold Dust Trail is a 8.1 mile out and back trail located near Jefferson, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1315 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

views

wild flowers

Directions from Como: The Gold Dust Trail begins from the Tarryall Road (Forest Developed Road 405) in the town of Como. The trailhead is approximately 5.5 miles from Highway 285. There is a wide spot for parking in the road approximately .3 miles past the trailhead.

4 months ago

Did this trail on June 3. We only went 2.5 miles in and back, so turned around before it got steep. Two mountain bikers passed us at the 2.5 mile mark. We sae no one else on the trail. This is a beautiful trail, loaded with aspens and evergreens. Trail marked with aluminum orange and blue diamonds. It would be a great snow shoe or cross country ski trail. I will have to come back and try it. Love Como and the Boreas Pass road.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Really cool hike that follows the ditch portion of the Gold Dust Trail through the forest, following an old placer operations leading from North Tarryall Creek to Tarryall Creek. Will be back!

hiking
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

We were looking for a relatively flat trail today and it fit the bill perfectly. Great for a first day hike to acclimate to the elevation. To locate it, from the town of Como, follow the signs for camp como, then as soon as you see the "Private Property" signs for the camp, look to your left for the trailhead. We just parked next the road. Nobody else was there so we had it to ourselves. We only hiked in about 2.5 miles then turned around for a round trip of 5 miles. My garmin tells me we gained about 600' feet in elevation. This would also be a fun beginner mt bike trail too. Lots of rocks and tree roots to navigate.