Summers in Nederland are popular for tourists. The cool mountain air is soothing and revitalizing. It provides a perfect environment for those into hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering, or just escaping the heat.
GET OUT AND HIT THE TRAILS
Several Trail systems are literally right outside your door. You can walk / run / jump / slide / ski / bike to trailheads from the lodge in a matter of minutes (like, we mean 2–10 minutes.) For example, Reynolds Ranch and the West Magnolia trails.
For the most popular trailheads near Nederland, visit the website Best Trails Near Nederland. A few examples are Hesse, East Portal, and Fourth of July trailheads. These trails are just west of the Town of Eldora and south of Nederland. In addition, the Jumbo Mountain Dakota Hill Trailhead, an intermediate hike, is just south of Rollinsville.
The nearby Indian Peaks include the challenging James Peak and Arapaho Peak. In addition, Rainbow Lakes and Long Lake Loop are beautiful intermediate hikes close to Nederland.
Visit the USFS Trail Information website to find additional exciting hiking options.
CLIMBING AND MOUNTAINEERING
The Sundance Lodge is located near excellent terrain for rock climbing as well as mountaineering. The Indian Peaks Wilderness is home to many of the best hiking and climbing routes in the Front Range. The Indian Peaks is just south of Rocky Mountain National Park and it is basically an extension south of its neighboring national park. From easy class two walk-ups to serious technical climbing this mountaineering playground has a little something to offer everyone.
Mount Jasper at 12,923 is every bit as rewarding as our higher 13 and 14’ers and is frequently viewed from the popular Arapaho Pass Trail but seldom visited. This trail escorts you to the mighty Arapaho Peaks and the views of Jasper and its east ridge are spectacular. As are the views from the Arapaho North and South Peak Trails. Many of these areas are right off of the scenic Peak to Peak Highway.
With the wide spectrum of river and fly fishing and various lake fishing options, the areas surrounding the Sundance Lodge offers many variations of fishing experiences. Some of the popular sites are Brainard Lake, Jasper Lake Trail, King Lake Trail, and Rainbow Lakes Trail just to name a few.
Visit All Trails fishing locations for additional locations to fish.