Caribou Trail

EASY 11 reviews
#47 of 109 trails in

Caribou Trail is a 4.1 mile loop trail located near Nederland, Colorado. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and horses. Horses are also able to use this trail.

4.1 miles
377 feet

kid friendly


horseback riding

2 months ago

Trail was beautiful. Not too difficult. Being from the Chicagoland area the elevation change of Colorado has proven to be a little rough but this trail was perfect! Trail very well marked, homestead to see, lake, and if you want you can hike a loop (always my favorite). There's two roads to get there. I recommend NOT taking Caribou's NOT a road its a one lane steep mud trail that follows a steep drop off- it was a little scary but my husband loved it. The main road is also mud but easy to drive. LAST TIP: trail is closed April-June for deer mating season.

3 months ago

Great trail for a day hike! Not strenuous; we are coming from sea level so it was a good starter hike and probably would be for others recently from sea level or not in great shape (or both). Pretty vistas throughout; the old homestead and barn are beautiful and picturesque. Still has some significant snowpack in the first 1/2 mile right now. Quiet; only saw two other parties while out today.

3 months ago

3 months ago

A very enjoyable, mellow trail. Not very challenging at all but the views are beautiful. There is an interesting homestead and old mining site to explore along the way.

4 months ago

5 months ago

The four stars for this review are for the trail and the location. Would have been five stars except for the directions given by the app from Loveland were TERRIBLE!!!!! If you're going to this trail from anywhere north of Boulder, DO NOT follow the directions that include Left Hand Canyon. Definitely go up HWY 119 from Boulder to the Peak to Peak highway. Much safer and easier drive.

10 months ago

11 months ago

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Nice easy trail with lots to see. Definitely worth it to do the Blue Bird Loop. There's a few short off-shoots from the trail with some interesting things to explore including a couple of homesteads and a mine. Trail was in excellent condition and was very well marked.