Hidden in the hills above Boulder, Colorado rests the remains of the historic mining town of Caribou. Hiking in and around the Caribou townsite, you can explore the remnants of fallen log cabins and multi- story stone buildings that have stood through over a century of spectacular summers and harsh winters. Along the trails and fire roads that surround the townsite, you will find mine entrances, pine-log property fencing, and silenced mining equipment hidden among the pines.
A day hike in the area can bring you into contact with a wide variety of wildlife, including eagles elk, deer, moose, and possibly cougars and black bear. Since this area is regularly travelled by people, most of the wildlife will keep a safe distance from the townsite itself, sticking to the surrounding treeline.