Transportation and Parking

Nederland is a small town and parking is limited; please help by carpooling or taking the bus.

Special thanks to Eldora Mountain Resort and the Nederland Downtown Development Authority for parking and transportation support.

Bus to Show

A shuttle provided by Bus To Show will run to Nederland from Denver and Boulder during the Festival. It’s a safe and fun way to enjoy the festival!

Public Transportation

Catch the N Bus from Boulder to Nederland. There is a HUGE parking lot at 6th and Canyon in Boulder next to the Justice center and a bus stop across the street. Go to the RTD website for info on routes and schedules for the front range.

Driving Directions

FROM BOULDER: Take Canyon Drive (HWY 119) 17 miles West (up) to Nederland. Please note that there is construction on Canyon Drive and it may take longer than usual to get up the canyon. Alternate routes are advised.

FROM WESTBOUND I-70: Take I-25 North to HWY 36 (Boulder Turnpike) and follow it into Boulder. Turn left on Canyon Drive (HWY 119) and go 17 miles west (up) to Nederland.

FROM EASTBOUND I-70: Take Exit 244 (Route 6) to HWY 119 and turn left (north). Follow that through Blackhawk/Central City, down past Rollinsville and on into Nederland.

ALTERNATE ROUTES: Scenic routes to Nederland from Denver include HWY 6 to HWY 93 and from HWY 93 to HWY 119 (Peak to Peak):


You will be directed to parking once you reach Nederland. Parking is first come, first served.

Street parking:
There is parking along Boulder Canyon Drive as you approach town from the east, along Big Springs Drive as you approach town from the south, and on Caribou Road, just to the west of town off the Peak to Peak Highway. All street parking is one side only, and you must pull all the way off Boulder Canyon Drive or you will be ticketed/towed. Please be mindful when parking on the street and DO NOT park in front of driveways.

Parking lots:  

  • Park-n-Ride lot — Jackson Street and West 2nd Street (Peak to Peak Hwy)
  • Cavalry Chapel — North side of West 2nd Street (Peak to Peak Hwy) and Jackson Street
  • Chipeta Park — Lakeview Drive off Bridge Street
  • Nederland Community Center (there is a walking path to festival) — One half mile up Peak to Peak Hwy from the roundabout in downtown Nederland
  • Caribou Room (shuttle to festival) — 1 mile up Peak to Peak Hwy from the roundabout on Indian Peaks Drive

Nederland is a very small town so please plan on parking once and not re-parking to keep traffic down. Everything is walkable. DO NOT park where is say “No Parking.” You may be ticketed and/or towed.