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The Caribou Pass Trail #11, is located northeast of Fraser. It leads from the Junco Lake Trailhead, near Meadow Creek Reservoir, to Caribou Pass.

The Caribou Pass Trail begins at the Junco Lake Trailhead. The trail is common with the Columbine Lake Trail for the first 1.7 miles and then forks off. The trail features meadows with nice wildflowers in late July, and offers spectacular views.

The Caribou Pass Trail between Caribou Pass and Lake Dorothy on the Eastern Slope is in hazardous condition. It is recommended that this part of the trail not be used.

Much of this trail is located within the Indian Peaks Wilderness - regulations apply. A permit is required for overnight users between June 1 and September 15.

Directions: From Granby, Travel southeast on Highway 40 approximately 14 miles to County Road 84. Travel northeast for 6 miles to Forest Road 129, then east 6 miles to the Junco Lake Trailhead.

Elevation: 10,080 feet

Ending Elevation: 11,906 feet

Elevation Gain: 1,826 feet

Difficulty: Strenuous

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