To get to Mud Lake, head west up Canyon Boulevard (Boulder Canyon) to Nederland. When you reach the “roundabout” continue west on Hwy 72 toward Estes Park. The Hwy will turn to the north. You will pass the fire station on your left, the Community Center on your right. You will then pass Ridge Road on your right.
You will see a sign that says “Caribou Ranch Open Space”. Turn left here on County Road 126. The first left will bring you to the parking lot at Mud Lake.