The town of Niwot was named for Chief Niwot, an Arapaho leader, whose people were hunting and fishing along the Front Range when the first gold miners arrived in 1858. Niwot, in Arapaho language means “Left Hand”. Niwot was platted in 1875; two years after the Colorado Central Railroad extended its tracks northeast from Boulder. This expansion provided a significant boost to the local agricultural economy by creating a link to markets as far away as Wyoming and Denver.
With the front range of the Rocky Mountains serving as the backdrop of our every day, we get to work, play, and dance here in Niwot, a village of 4,000 people situated just off the highway between Boulder and Longmont, Colorado. (2018, August 13). Retrieved from http://niwot.com/discover.