30th Annual Neder-Nederland Race

 Nederland

Visit Nederland
Nederland is 17 miles west of, and 3,000 feet above, the city of Boulder.  It is the largest town along the Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway that runs more than 55 miles from Black Hawk/Central City to Estes Park.  Along the way, motorists will pass ghost towns, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, Longs Peak (14,255'), and Rocky Mountain National Park.  The road - one of the most scenic drives in the state - is well paved and open year round.  Nederland is served by regularly scheduled daily RTD bus service to and from Boulder.

The history of our area was built upon mining, primarily gold, silver, and tungsten.  Later the area became a destination for those seeking outdoor recreation, the quiet beauty of the mountains, and a slower way of community life.  In addition to towns that have long since been deserted or abandoned, there are three National Historic Districts close by: Eldora, Ward, and Central City.

Summers in Nederland are popular for tourists.  A good first stop, and a source for maps and information on area recreational opportunities, is the Nederland Visitors Center operated by the Nederland Area Chamber of Commerce and located in the center of downtown.  From fishing on Barker to strolling down First Street, from riding the merry-go-round with an ear-to-ear grin you can't control to attending a summer concert, Nederland is a fabulous place for an overnight visit.  Look at some pictures to get a better sense of the place.

In the fall, thousands of visitors flock to the area to view the spectacular vistas of golden aspens that blanket the nearby hillsides.  Fall is also an excellent time for hiking and biking with days that are usually dry and warm.

Winter visitors come to cross-country ski or snowshoe in the back country, or to ski and snowboard at Eldora Mountain Resort just five miles from town.  Five hotels and motels and over a dozen restaurants, cafes, and coffee houses provide a variety of cuisine and dining options.  Live entertainment is often available at one or more of these establishments.

During your time in Nederland and your run/walk, we hope that as you allow all your senses to experience being filled with the raw beauty of a picturesque town that’s nestled in the mountains and bordered by clean alpine water to fill you, and as your lungs draw in the crisp and un-naturally clean air of your new surroundings, you can begin to reflect upon how ephemeral and precious life is.

 
 Nederland in Black & White




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