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What does Niwot mean?

By: Alvis Ardhika SaputraUpdated: April 20, 2021

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Niwot means left-handed, so even the quaint town of Niwot, Colorado (7 miles west of downtown Longmont) and everything with the word Niwot in it (Niwot Mountain, Niwot Ridge) also means left hand. Chief Niwot played an integral role in Colorado's state history.

Also to know is, how do you pronounce Niwot?

"NYE-WATT," Kathy Koehler told us. "Sometimes people say NEE-WATT, and some people go ahead and turn it around and say 'why not?' " The historical society tell us Niwoat was settled several years after the gold rush of 1859.

How far is Niwot from Denver?

There are 26.96 miles from Denver to Niwot in northwest direction and 35 miles (56.33 kilometers) by car, following the US-36 W route. Denver and Niwot are 40 minutes far apart, if you drive non-stop .

What county is Niwot Colorado in?

Boulder County

How did Gunbarrel Colorado get its name?

Gunbarrel, in Boulder County, hearkens back to a now-extinct road through the area that was "as straight as a gunbarrel." And Coffeepot Pass, in Gunnison and Pitkin Counties, was so named by a group of prospectors in the 1870s who found an abandoned coffeepot while trekking over this route.

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What is the population of Niwot Colorado?

4,006 (2010)