Boreas Pass South Trailheads (from Como)
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South Boreas Pass Trailhead (Peabody)
ELEVATION: 10,096 feet
GPS: 419 771 E, 43 55 631 N
Gold Dust Trailhead
ELEVATION: 10,330 feet
GPS: 417 950 E, 43 57 152 N
Drive Colorado State Highway 285 to the small town of Como, between Jefferson and Fairplay. Look for a sign indicating Boreas Pass Road. Drive the road through Como (County Rd 50) and continue till you come to the turn off for Boreas Pass road, (about 1 1/2 miles) Depending on snow conditions you may be able to drive a short distance up the road to the winter gate and park there. If not, park on the roadside near the turn-off.
To reach the Gold Dust Trailhead, follow the Boreas Road directions above. Drive past the turn-off for Boreas pass and continue on County Road 50 for 1.7 miles through a residential area. Look for a trail register mounted on a metal post on the right (E) side of the road. For parking the road may be plowed wider at the trailhead, but don't count on it. Park as far off the road as possible.
Four wheel drive is recommended for both of these trailheads.