A few minutes north of Nederland, CO is the Caribou Ranch Open Space managed by Boulder County Open Spaces. This area allows the visitor to explore a variety of landscapes including forested hills and meadows as well as a bit of history in the form an old homestead and historic mining complex - the Blue Bird Mine. There are only two trails accessed by the main trailhead off County Road 126 just north of Mud Lake Open Space including the 1.2-mile DeLonde Trail and the 1.8-mile Blue Bird Loop Trail.

When Open? Area Acres Operated By
Year-round: sunrise to sunset 3,829 acres Boulder County Parks and Open Space
Dogs Allowed? Miles of Trail Max/Min Elev (ft)
No Dogs Allowed 5 8,040ft - 10,080ft

Caribou Ranch Open Space Trail and Map Finder

Area Hiking Trails:
1 - Blue Bird Loop Trail
2 - Blue Bird Trail
3 - DeLonde Trail
4 - Sherwood Gulch Trails 1
5 - Sherwood Gulch Trails 2
Area Trailheads:
1 - DeLonde Trail
Area Campgrounds: