Caribou Ranch Open Space
Aliases: Mud Lake Open Space
This open space is closed each year from April 1 to June 30 to protect migratory birds and the resident elk herd during calving season. At other times of year, one can hike through high-elevation mixed conifer forests where Hermit Thrush, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and Gray-headed Junco breed. Abert’s squirrels can be seen in some parts of the property, and Veery has been found breeding in patches of willows, though it is not to be expected. Please note pets are not allowed at this property.
Directions: From Boulder: head west on CO 119/Canyon Blvd. to the town of Nederland. At the traffic circle, take the second right onto CO 72/the Peak-to-Peak Hwy. In 1.7 miles, go west on CR 126. The open space trailhead will be 0.9 miles ahead on the north.
Dates of Access: July 1 - March 31
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Boulder or Nederland
Handicapped Access: None