Caribou Flats

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Rank: #6 in the Front Range area
#679 in CO, #7,049 Overall
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Trail in the area near Nederland,
“A fast and technical downhill from Caribou to Eldora.”
Alan Doak on May 2, 2013
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5.38.5 milesKilometers 303’92 m Ascent 10,229’3,118 m High 7% Avg Grade (4°)
Singletrack Type -1,572’-479 m Descent 8,715’2,656 m Low 17% Max Grade (9°)
Description
From the ruins of the ghost town of Caribou, head up a bit further and turn south. After a pleasant ride through meadows and forest, the trail drops steeply down a fun and fast technical trail to the town of Eldora. You'll pass a pond (look for moose) and have some great views of Eldora and the Indian Peaks on the way.

The ride is an OHV road that is closed to motorized vehicles on both ends and is reverting a bit back to more of a trail.

Also known as Forest Road 505.
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PHOTOS of Caribou Flats
  3.0 from 3 votes
Heading up the last incline from the parking lot before the long descent... (Nederland, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Looking east towards Nederland (Nederland, CO)
  3.0 from 2 votes
The cute little hamlet of Eldora, with the big Indian Peaks behind. (Nederland, CO)
  3.0 from 2 votes
Views of the Eldora ski area and higher Indian Peaks behind (Nederland, CO)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Still pretty snow in mid June 2014! (Nederland, CO)