Arrive at Historic Caribou Townsite. To continue trip, turn hard right downhill staying on 505. Gate should be open between June 15 and November 30, but opening can be delayed if trail is too wet. Check with Forest Service if you go early. The main road on the left is County Road 128 that comes up from Nederland. The small road hard left uphill is a fun 4x4 road you can explore. Don't go up the hill to the right; it leads to the caretakers living quarters. The townsite is south of the parking area. There is a $1,000 fine for riding in this meadow. There are few structures left to see. To read about the history of the townsite, see Trail #35 in FunTreks book, "Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails, 3rd Edition."