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At Caribou Ridge, Colorado’s majestic outdoors are right at your doorstep. The community is surrounded by epic views and bordered by private land, Open Space, and National Forest. Residents enjoy impeccable surroundings, including refreshing mountain streams and pristine, protected forests, which afford ample opportunities to get up close with nature.


Whether you like to hike, fish, bike or ski, there is something here for everyone. Enjoy bountiful year-round outdoor activities that invigorate the mind, body, and soul.


Caribou Ridge offers unparalleled beauty and effortless convenience in one.


Whatever your speed, Caribou Ridge has an activity for you.


Caribou Ridge is located in the center of a veritable wonderland of fair-weather recreation areas that offer unending opportunities for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and fishing. In particular, the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area provides a limitless network of trails for hikers, backpackers, mountain bikers, and off-road enthusiasts.

When the weather turns colder, break out the warm-weather gear and enjoy exploring the vast snowscapes. Eldora Mountain Resort is just minutes from Caribou Ridge and features 12 lifts and 53 trails on 680 acres of skiable terrain. The base elevation is 9,300 feet and it’s 10,800 feet at the summit. The groomed trails at Eldora Ski Resort are also excellent for cross-country skiing as are the trails found in the National Forest that borders the ski area, and those in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. Just fourteen miles north of Nederland is the turn off to Brainard Lake, which provides access to both Nordic skiing and snowshoe trails.

  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Mountain and road biking
  • Fly-fishing
  • Downhill skiing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Backcountry skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Hunting
  • Recreational four-wheeling
  • Indian Peaks Wilderness:
    • Fourth of July Trailhead
    • Lost Lake Trailhead
    • Hessie Trailhead
  • Mud Lake (Nederland)
  • Eldora Ski Resort
  • Sourdough Mountain Biking Trails
  • West Magnolia Mountain Biking Trails
  • Brainard Lake Recreational Area
  • Chautauqua Park (Boulder)
  • Rocky Mountain National Park + Estes Park