Mud Lake and Caribou Ranch

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Mud Lake and Caribou Ranch are two areas near Nederland, Colorado featuring great scenery and easy trails.

This Class A hike begins at Mud Lake with a trek around the lake, then takes the Caribou Ranch link up to Caribou Open Space. From there the trail continues on to a loop up to the Bluebird Mine Complex and comes back to the DeLonde Homestead for return to Mud Lake. This area features both history and great views with a mix of forest and open areas. If conditions are favorable, the abundant Aspen may start their turn to gold. Hike is about 7 miles with 600’ elevation gain and maximum elevation of 8,700’. Limit is 12 hikers due to parking.

Contact Tom Bruch at or 970-405-7794.