ElevationAscent: 353' 108 m
Descent: -365' -111 m
High: 8,755' 2,669 m
Low: 8,533' 2,601 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
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“Come to Caribou Ranch to experience beautiful wildflower meadows, the DeLonde Homestead, and the famous Blue Bird Mine.”— John Scalese
Family Friendly Kids will love exploring the DeLonde Homestead and the Blue Bird Mine along this loop. Informative signs help them imagine what it was like to be a Colorado homesteader during the 19th Century.
After returning to the Blue Bird Loop and reaching the junction with the DeLonde Trail, simply follow it back the way you came to the parking area.
This system can easily be connected with several more miles of trails at the Mud Lake Open Space by using the Caribou Ranch Link.
The meadows are surrounded with aspen that allow for great fall color.
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Land Manager: Boulder County, CO - Parks and Open Space