The Pacific Crest Trail is located about one mile from Caribou Crossroads and we have hundreds of hikers that pass through each summer. 

Owners Mike and Pam Hanson have been frequenting the Caribou area since they were kids - as have many of their customers. Each year we hear stories of families that have been enjoying the area for three and four generations! Our goal at Caribou is to preserve the character of yesteryear for more 'kids' to experience and explore, and create fond memories to last a lifetime.


We are currently in our Winter Season and open 5-days a week! Stop in and say hi - and try one our our burgers or shakes. We think you'll agree they are the best in the canyon!

  • Winter Season (generally mid-October through mid-May)   Thursday - Monday: 8am to 5pm 
  • Summer Season                      Open 7-days a week

We can be reached....

By phone:  530-283-1384


By mail:  PO Box 1

              Belden, CA 95915


By email:

We would welcome the opportunity to share our Caribou with you and your family.



Caribou is family oriented.

Caribou Crossroads has been chosen by the US Postal Service to become the first Village Post Office in the state of California. It became official in May of 2013. The local community has mail delivered to their site, and you can also ship and receive packages at Caribou.


Things you may not know....



The average hiker covers approximately 20 miles per day. It is estimated that out of 300 hikers who attempt to hike the entire trail, approximately 180 will succeed. The half-way point of the PCT is in Chester, CA, just beyond Caribou. If you visit in the summer, you are bound to meet some Pacific Crest Trail hikers at Caribou!

The Pacific Crest Trail, or PCT, travels from the US/Mexican border to the US/Canadian border. Hikers walk through California, Oregon and Washington and cover 2,663 miles!



Highway 70, between Oroville and Quincy is one of the most popular scenic driving routes in the state. Known as the Feather River National Scenic Byway, it is the lowest east-west passageway through the Sierra Nevada. Like the railroad, Highway 70 follows along the river, usually the opposite side of the rails. Dotted along the river are seven hydroelectric power plants run by PG&E. These power plans are also called the Stairway of Power and are remarkable in their size and volume of power produced.

Caribou Crossroads