June 28, 2013
We rode up and back down on the Gold Dust trail; didn't take Boreas Pass Rd.
The trail is actually a mixed bag. Sections are steep and rocky/ rooty. Other sections, especially the section between the 2 dirt roads had about 2 miles of a flume trail. Almost flat, quite smooth, a few downed trees. There was also a section of unrideable rock field, about 0.2 miles long, about midway. A few creek crossings, with bridges.
So the 14 miles we did was a pretty good grind; we were pretty tired. Legs and arms were tired gliding the roots for the last mile back down.
So, if you are in the area, it is definitely worth the ride. A long drive? Other trails offer more overall fun for the effort.