Alta & Dutch Flat are unincorporated areas in Placer County, one of your last stops before heading over the pass into the Tahoe region. Dutch Flat gained historical prominence as a stagecoach town making it one of the most important towns in Placer County history. The area was originally settled by miners and was, at one time, some of the richest gold mining land in California. Today Alta & Dutch Flat offer quiet mountain living among the pines. Dutch Flat is a recognized California Historical Landmark and a quaint community of Victorian homes and pioneer history. Visit the Dutch Flat Hotel, Mercantile, Post Office and Museum.