Kevin Kossow
Kevin K

CARIBOU GHOST TOWN PHOTO HIKE

Hiking · Nederland, CO, United States
  • 3 hours
  • 1 - 5 people
  • Moderate
$250Per Group
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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.
Availability varies, please contact to schedule this photo-hike!
I am a professional photographer who grew up in Coal Creek Canyon, just south of the Caribou townsite, and am currently creating a multi-media digital guidebook about the area. You could say I'm "writing the book" on this area!
  • The Caribou day hike will include a guided hike in and around the Caribou townsite along with an intensive landscape and wildlife photography class that will help you get the best images possible from your camera, no matter what that camera may be. Along the photo-hike, you will be regaled with stories of Caribou's past, from the victory of the silver strike through the turbulent boomtown days and the fires and illnesses that served as the demise of the town.
  • Extra Cost add ons to this day hike can include the following: 4x4 off roading along forest roads, DSLR camera rental, basic campsite building class.
  • Food and Water
  • Sturdy hiking shoes
While this photo-hike is only slightly physical, it is at a higher elevation. If you are from out of town, or not used to being at higher elevations, please let me know so that I can send you a PDF of precautions and preparations in order to mitigate altitude sickness, and so I can ensure I have ample supplies in my medical kit as a precautionary measure.
Full refund 2 days prior to tour.
Parking at the end of Caribou Rd. Directions will be provided.
  • Day 1
    Suggested meetup time will be 3 hours prior to sunset.
  • Caribou Ghost town Photo Hike
  • Caribou Ghost town Photo Hike
  • Caribou Ghost town Photo Hike
  • Caribou Ghost town Photo Hike
  • Caribou Ghost town Photo Hike

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$250
Per Group
Request to book