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The Town of Nederland, locally known as "Ned", is a Statutory Town located near Barker Meadow Reservoir in the mountains of southwest Boulder County, Colorado, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,445.HistoryGold was discovered in 1859, along Boulder Creek at the confluence of South Boulder and Beaver Creeks, called Deadwood Diggings, and six miles northeast, called Gold Run.Nederland was established in 1874. The town started as a trading post between Ute Indians and European settlers during the 1850s. The town's first economic boom came when minerals such as tungsten, silver, and gold were discovered near Tungsten (east of Nederland), Caribou (northwest of Nederland, 1859), and Eldora (west of Nederland, 1875).Today Nederland is better known as a gateway to outdoor recreation in the nearby Indian Peaks Wilderness, Rocky Mountain National Park, Roosevelt National Forest, and the recently established James Peak Wilderness. Nederland is located west of Boulder, south of Estes Park, and northwest of Denver at the Junction of SH 119 and SH 72 on the Peak to Peak Highway.
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Popular things to do in Nederland

Carousel of Happiness ©
Ride / Activity
Carousel of Happiness
Duration: 1h 30 min
Eldora Mountain Resort ©
Ski Area
Eldora Mountain Resort
Duration: 2h 30 min
The Very Nice Brewing Company ©
The Very Nice Brewing Company
Duration: 2 hours
Caribou Ranch Open Space ©
Wildlife Area
Caribou Ranch Open Space
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Nederland

Ameristar Casino Resort Spa ©
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Duration: 2 hours
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Monarch Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk
Duration: 2 hours
The Lodge Casino ©
The Lodge Casino Black Hawk
Duration: 2 hours
Brainard Lake Recreation Area ©
Outdoor Activity
Brainard Lake Recreation Area Ward
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Nederland

Nederland Mining Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Nederland Mining Museum
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hessie Trailhead ©
Hiking Trail
Hessie Trailhead
Duration: 2 hours
The Alpaca Store and More ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Alpaca Store and More
Duration: 2 hours
Mud Lake Trail
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Mud Lake Trail
Duration: 1h 30 min

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