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Top 3 Things to do in Nederland

April 29th, 2022

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... Read More

Boulder’s Best Kept Secret: Hessie Trailhead

April 8th, 2022

You are a devout outdoorsman or outdoorswoman and nothing less than apocalyptic plague of locust would stop you from racing up mountains, rambling through rivers, or taking Zibeon, your falcon, out for a jaunt. A great place to start is   at the Hessie Trailhead, which leads into the Indian Peaks Wilderness, no matter your level of outdoorsy-ness. I list several hike options below ranging from easy to difficult. Easy Hikes First Waterfalls on Middle Boulder Creek: A very short hike from the actual trailhead, and just over 0.6 mile from parking along the easy access road, you can access the... Read More

Trail Review: Blue Lake and Little Blue Lake

April 6th, 2022

If you don’t mind a bit of a drive out into the Indian Peaks Wilderness deep in Boulder County, there is a beautiful hidden gem of a trail waiting for you. Blue Lake and Little Blue Lake is a 6.3 mile out-and-back trail near Nederland, and offers one of the most rewarding hiking experiences in the area. Our Ratings: Crowd: 4/5. The Indian Peaks Wilderness area itself is very crowded, especially when it comes to parking. We ended up adding over a mile to our trek because we had to park so far away from the trailhead. But once you get on the trail, many hikers stop at the Little Blue Lake, which... Read More