Operated By: Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides
Explore Colorado’s frontier spirit with a tour of two twin mountain towns: Boulder and Nederland. Separated by the spectacular Boulder Canyon, Boulder and Nederland are the gateways to the Front Range, and a look into Colorado’s rustic past, with many of the same buildings, relics, and historical monuments still remaining. In Boulder, we’ll discover the humble beginnings as a gold mining camp, which then became Colorado’s artistic mecca. We’ll discover the sights and colors of Pearl Street and drive past the majestic Flatirons before making our way into Boulder Canyon and driving up towards Nederland. Nederland, commonly known as ‘Ned’ between locals was a trading post between Ute Indians and European settlers. Today it’s one of Colorado’s favorite mountain towns, set on the edge of the Indian Peaks Wilderness with breathtaking scenery rising all around. Our guides will tell you about the history, culture, and geography of this quirky and fascinating little town.
Itinerary: We’ll start by exploring the city of Boulder including Pearl Street, Chautauqua Park, and the historic downtown district. We’ll learn about Boulder’s art and cultural scene as well as its culinary tastes and famed breweries. We’ll then drive approximately 30 minutes up Boulder Canyon, to the town of Nederland where we’ll explore the gorgeous mountain scenery, drive up the historic main street, and bask on the sides of Barker Reservoir. This is Colorado mountain towns at their best!
Included in our rates: The services of a professional guide; round-trip transportation from Boulder; snacks and water; and education about local and natural history, including a library of Rocky Mountain flora and fauna.
Not included in our rates: Rocky Mountain National Park entrance fees, which are $10 per person per week and are payable directly to the park upon entrance; and gratuities for your guide (the amount is at your discretion, but the recommended gratuity is 15-20%). Note: groups of 6 or more are charged an 18% service charge (guide gratuity).
Difficulty Description: Easy
What to Bring: Sent with trip confirmation