Located just 20 minutes west of Boulder, Caribou Ridge is a serene and private mountain community that feels a world away, but isn’t. Situated on 40 tree-filled acres and bordered by private land, protected Open Space and national forest, the neighborhood offers unparalleled views of the Rocky Mountains and provides a tranquil park-like setting with year-round access to local trail systems. Skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, world-class mountain bike trails and fly-fishing are just a few of the coveted regional amenities and activities.
The discerning residents of Caribou Ridge live the Colorado Way — a lifestyle that is centered on nature and its inspiring beauty.
At Caribou Ridge, homeowners have the unique opportunity to create gracious contemporary homes that combine year-round access close to town with the convenience of public utilities and highly rated schools, all surrounded by breathtaking mountain vistas. The overall Caribou Ridge development plan avoided ground disturbance on the steep slopes, protecting the mountain environment with a complete property reclamation program that included expert erosion/drainage control and an extensive on-site recycling program. Comprehensive use of site resources resulted in zero import and export of construction materials.
The stunning architectural design of Caribou Ridge homes is intended to express the spirit and unique beauty of the breathtaking natural surroundings in a way that addresses both site and context. Thoughtful landscaping, natural materials and timber framing integrate each spacious luxury home seamlessly into its setting. Generous roof overhangs protect homes from sun and heat gain, while open floor plans and walls of windows put daily life at one with nature.
While others talk of placing a home “on the site,” at Caribou Ridge, we encourage homes that are “of the site.” This goal is accomplished through creative landscape design, the thoughtful selection of plant materials, and a minimalist approach to site improvements. Added landscaping is intended to be consistent with the existing native species and plant communities. Landscape design is also used to reduce the visual impact of each residence from adjacent homes and offsite views while also framing viewsheds, improving existing ecology and defining outdoor spaces.
While the overall native ecology of Caribou Ridge is best described as montane woodland, individual homesites have natural characteristics unique to their topography and orientation. Therefore, specific site analysis is strongly encouraged to identify these characteristics and provide appropriate design solutions.
Enjoy the comforts and conveniences of the city in a serene mountain wonderland. At Caribou Ridge, surrounding yourself in Colorado’s majestic outdoors doesn’t mean sacrificing contemporary amenities and conveniences. Instead, state-of-the-art infrastructure — including fiber optic internet, fire mitigation systems and buried natural gas, electric and water lines — delivers the ease and access you’d expect in an urban environment right in the middle of the Front Range wilderness.