Motto: “Life Is Better Up Here”

1. Frozen Dead Guy Days


Have you ever felt like your life was missing coffin racing, costumed polar plunging, frozen t-shirt contests and the celebration of a frozen man? If so, come to one of the most surreal festivals in the world, where locals and out-of-towners alike get together to celebrate Bredo Morstol, a frozen dead guy stored in a Tuff Shed in Nederland.

2. Experience happiness with the Carousel of Happiness

The Carousel of Happiness is a restored 1910 Looff Carousel which was restored by hand by Vietnam vet Scott Harrison. His work represents a combination of new and old with the new animals, the old foundation, and the young and old riders from Nederland. You can support the Carousel through donations, by adopting an animal, or adopting a piece of artwork to inspire the next generation.

3. Go hiking at Hessie Trailhead

Hessie Trailhead is home to a variety of trails, land, and water, including Indian Peaks Wilderness, Devils Thumb, Lost Lake, King Lake, Woodland Lake, and Diamond Lake trails. Save some money and time by parking in the Park N Ride and taking the free shuttle to the base of the trails (dogs are welcome on the shuttle too!).

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.