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Gold Dust Trail: Boreas Pass Ascent

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A gentle forested approach to Boreas Pass.


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4.3

Miles

6.9

KM

Ascent

11,409' 3,477 m

High

10,327' 3,148 m

Low

1,176' 359 m

Up

94' 29 m

Down

6%

Avg Slope (3°)

11%

Max Slope (6°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

This approach follows the Gold Dust Trail (#698) and provides access to Boreas Pass via the old Boreas Pass Wagon Road, which it connects to after crossing FDR 406.

Much 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.

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Shared By:

Mark McConnell

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So that's whos been post-holing my track!
Nov 30, 2020 near Brecken…, CO
Once the pickets are buried it becomes more difficult to find the trail; however, Boreas Pass road is parallel to you at this point and just uphill... just cut a gentle ascending traverse until you gain the road.
Nov 30, 2020 near Brecken…, CO
Gold Dust Trail
Nov 30, 2020 near Jefferson, CO
Just follow the old flume.
Nov 30, 2020 near Jefferson, CO

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