“A great place to enjoy some meadows on a mellow day.”
— John Scalese
Closed in spring for Elk calving.
This is a pleasant run for a relatively easy day. Along this run, you'll be treated to mellow terrain and great scenery.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Need to Know
There are only a few spots that require attention for foot placement.
Mostly buff singletrack/doubletrack.
Park at the Caribou Ranch trailhead, located on CR 126 a few miles north of Nederland. From the trailhead, follow DeLonde Trail
through a pine forest for about .75 miles until reaching the first meadow. Continue on the singletrack to a trail junction with a doubletrack/gravel road. Take a right. At the junction with Blue Bird Loop
, go either way as the trail creates a nice 2-mile loop of double and singletrack. There is a great side trip to the Blue Bird Mine that is definitely worth exploring.
This system can easily be connected with several more miles of trails at the Mud Lake Open Space by using the Caribou Ranch Link
Flora & Fauna
The trail leads through Ponderosa pine into open meadows that have abundant wildflowers.
The meadows are surrounded with Aspen that allow for great fall color.