Caribou Ridge is a unique eco-friendly, green community located in the mountains of Boulder County just north of Nederland. Residents of Caribou Ridge will walk their children to elementary school via a trail system, go ice skating and play tennis at a facility adjacent to the home sites, shop at the local grocery store or food co-op, ride their bikes to local fairs and festivals, and ski, hike, fish and climb amidst Colorado’s spectacular scenery.
The scenic town of Nederland, Colorado sits at 8,233 feet above sea level, perfectly poised between Barker Reservoir and National Forest Land, and just 17 miles west of Boulder. What started out as a small cluster of cabins known as Dayton grew in the 1870s to become Middle Boulder. The discovery of the Caribou Mine put Colorado and the sleepy mountain town on the map. When the Dutch company Mining Company Nederland purchased the mine in 1874, the town’s name was officially changed to Nederland.
With a population of 1500, Nederland offers the advantages of small town life coupled with staggering physical beauty and unending recreational opportunities.
Nederland Elementary School and Nederland Middle/High School
Both part of the excellent Boulder Valley School system
Nederland Ice and Racquet Park
Open for ice skating and hockey in the winter months and tennis when the snow melts
Nederland HistoricalMuseum/Nederland Mining Museum
A place to learn what life was like for miners and their families
Nederland Community Library
A source of local history materials and free Internet access
Youth and Family Center
Offers educational programs and activities for area youth, their families and the community
This park facility will be the first development of the area designated as Nederland’s “Gateway Park”
Nederland Post Office
A vital and convenient community component
Nederland Visitors Center
Provides complete information about nearby attractions, places to stay, dining options, and local events.