Mar 21, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Caribou Ranch is located between Nederland and the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. The trail is 4.5 miles round trip with very little elevation gain. Dogs are not allowed. Meet in the main parking lot at 10am.
Directions: From Boulder, head up the Boulder Canyon (Canyon Blvd./Highway 119) toward Nederland. Zero your odometer. Drive up the canyon and around Barker Dam to the first traffic circle in Nederland (17.3 miles). Take the second right at the traffic circle, Highway 72/Peak to Peak Highway. It's 1.9 miles to the turnoff for County Road 126. (0.2 of a mile from the traffic circle, you'll see a sign for "Caribou", ignore that. Look for the sign for "Caribou Ranch Open Space" about 1.8 miles from the traffic circle) Take the dirt County Road 126, 0.9 miles to the entrance to Caribou Ranch Open Space.
Carpooling: Meet at 8:45am at the free dirt parking lot located at Hiway 93 and SH170 (road to Eldorado Canyon) where we'll form some carpools. Or you can meet at the trailhead by 10am. Recommend carpooling since there are only 25 parking spaces at this park.
Optional Lunch: After the snowshoe we'll head to the Wild Mountain Smokehouse and Brewery located at 70 1st Street in Nederland, [masked]begin_of_the_skype_highlighting [masked] end_of_the_skype_highlighting. They'll have tables waiting for 30 of us and they're bringing in extra staff to take care of us, so hope you'll join us for lunch! Sorry the Carousel of Happiness is only open weekends right now!
Important Note: This is a participate at your own risk event!
Life is risky. I am not a professional guide. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety.
See you there!