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Caribou Road

 9 votes

5.5 Miles 8.9 Kilometers


Doubletrack

1,723' 525 m

Ascent

-15' -5 m

Descent

9,982' 3,043 m

High

8,274' 2,522 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Unknown

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A dirt road from Nederland to the old ghost town of Caribou.

Alan Doak

Overview

Description

Caribou Road starts in the town of Nederland and climbs to the old ghost town of Caribou. The road is a smooth grade dirt road that steadily climbs 1700ft over its 5.5 mile length. It starts off with quite a few houses but get quieter as you ascend. Near the end, at 4.9 miles, stay right on the main public road and don't take the private mining road to the left.

A few ruins remain of the original town, most notably the foundations of the Sherman House hotel, the Assay Office, and a couple of cabins. During fall, Caribou Road is a good way to enjoy the changing Aspens.

From Caribou, there are multiple choices of where to go from there. Descending Caribou Flats makes a good loop back to town.

Convenient parking is available at the RTD park and ride. Better yet, catch the bus from the Boulder station (bikes allowed on rack and undercarriage), link up a bunch of trails, and take your pick of multiple routes back to Boulder.

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Aug 21, 2017
Casey Chapman
Aug 9, 2015
Peter Stamborski
Jul 12, 2015
Daniel Madden
2h 05m
Jul 11, 2015
HeatherP Pore
Caribou Flats loop
Jul 11, 2015
Frederic Regis
Jun 22, 2015
Tarnelope
Relentless! 5.5mi
Aug 3, 2014
Juan Aviles
If you're looking to climb it's great, but kind of a boring ride...be prepared to share the road with cars heading to Caribou.
Aug 17, 2013
Chris Groves

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  2.7 from 9 votes

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in Nederland

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