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Things to Do!

Whether you’re here for a weekend or a week, Nederland has something for everyone.  Our world-class mountains offer a scenic view of the Indian Peaks wilderness and a wide array of hikes for people of all skill levels. Around town, our relaxing trails will help you discover what makes Nederland such an unforgettable destination. We have a variety of restaurants, cafes, and shops, as well as some unique family-friendly attractions that can’t be found anywhere else!

While staying in Nederland, you can venture out and enjoy a wide variety of activities, ranging from driving Trail Ridge Road in the Rocky Mountain National Park (the mainland’s highest paved road!), to skiing at Eldora Mountain Resort, to trying your luck at the gaming tables in Central City or Blackhawk, to enjoying some of the nation’s finest restaurants in Boulder.  Nederland’s central location as the hub of the Peak to Peak Community makes it the perfect jumping off point for your Rocky Mountain adventures.

Nederland Visitor Center – Information on camping and parking, town history, maps, gifts, and souvenirs.

Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center – Local nature center with exhibits, hiking trails, nature programs, workshops, and an eco-gift ship.

Carousel of Happiness – Our own special carousel for kids of all ages.

Community Library – Our local library serving the needs of Nederland.

Backdoor Theater – A cozy, relaxing theater located at the Nederland Community Center.

Nederland Trails System – A comprehensive map of the trails and parks around town.

Nathan Lazarus Skateboard Park – Our local skate park for skateboarding and rollerblading (no bikes).

Peak to Peak Youth Soccer – Providing non-competitive soccer to kids ages 5-13 since 2000.

Nederland Youth HockeyPromoting, organizing and teaching hockey to the boys and girls of Nederland, CO.

Peak to Peak Scenic Byway – Take in views along this iconic road, stretching from I-70 to Estes Park.

Chipeta Park – Local park with a playground, covered picnic area, and a fishing pond.

Barker Meadow Reservoir – Year-round recreation with trails, fishing, and picnic tables.

USFS Boulder Ranger District – Information for Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Backpacking, Climbing, Rock Climbing, and Winter Sports in Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests

National, State, and County Parks

Rocky Mountain National Park

Indian Peaks Wilderness Area

Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Local Spaces

Eldora Mountain Ski Resort – Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Mountain Biking

Brainard Lake Recreation Area – Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Fishing, Camping

Caribou Ranch Open Space – Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Horses

Mud Lake Open Space – Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Horses, Mountain Biking

Other Resources:

The Colorado Directory of cabins, lodges, campgrounds, bed & breakfasts and fun things to do such as fishing, rafting, hunting & skiing. Also a detailed regional Colorado map section.
Discover Nederland – The visitors guide features maps, history, trails, ideas for biking, hiking, skiing, loop drives, shopping, restaurants, and more.