Located in Boulder County and halfway between Boulder & Longmont on State Highway 119. Niwot is beautifully nestled along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, this is an enchanting and vintage community combining a rich historical past and a contemporary distinction as a vibrant arts community.
A quiet community hidden just outside Boulder, Niwot is home to a burgeoning art community. A quaint, cottonwood-shaded downtown features cafes, antique shops (including one of the Front Range’s largest), gift stores, art galleries and more.
Named after an Arapahoe chief, Niwot (which means Left Hand) was once an important hunting and fishing area for American Indians.
Gold miners arrived in 1875, followed by a railroad extension, which
Today, the depot is gone, but many of the original structures on the east side of the tracks make up the National Historic District known as Old Town.
Near town is the Boulder Reservoir, a popular spot for swimming, boating, jogging, biking and bird watching.