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Caribou Flats

Intermediate/Difficult
 2.9 (21)

A fast and technical downhill from Caribou to Eldora.


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Map Key

5.3

Miles

8.5

KM

Singletrack

10,229' 3,118 m

High

8,715' 2,656 m

Low

303' 92 m

Up

1,572' 479 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Alan Doak

Trail Ratings

  2.9 from 21 votes

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  2.9 from 21 votes
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Photos

Caribou side trail in early June 2017.
Jun 14, 2017 near Nederland, CO
Looking east towards Nederland
Jun 17, 2014 near Nederland, CO
Heading up the last incline from the parking lot before the long descent back to Eldora
Aug 9, 2015 near Nederland, CO
Caribou Hill
Jul 8, 2020 near Nederland, CO
The cute little hamlet of Eldora, with the big Indian Peaks behind.
Jun 17, 2014 near Nederland, CO
Views of the Eldora ski area and higher Indian Peaks behind
Jun 17, 2014 near Nederland, CO

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Aug 12, 2021
Duncan Domingue
Aug 30, 2020
garrick steele
Jul 23, 2020
Nicholas Horan
Dropped off at Caribou Rd (Bob) - very rocky and technical decent! 5.3mi — 0h 30m
Aug 17, 2019
Thomas Pyke
Jun 16, 2018
Seth Richmond
Mostly 4x4 road. Great views, but not a mtb trail.
Oct 15, 2017
Dr Debauchery
Aug 21, 2017
Casey Chapman
Aug 8, 2017
Tyler Shady