Located 30 miles west of downtown Denver, Evergreen is an unincorporated mountain community in Jefferson County. Evergreen has an approximate population of 9600. Because of its convenient location to the Denver metro area, Evergreen residents have the benefit of close city access while truly living in the mountains.

Climate
Evergreen sits at an elevation of approximately 7,000 feet with almost 250 days of sunshine and up to 103 inches of snow per year. Evergreen has classic mountain town weather average summer highs of 79 and average winter lows of 14 degrees.

School District
Parents of students living in Evergreen have a number of public, private, and charter schools to attend. Evergreen public schools has 6 elementary schools (Bergen Meadow Primary, Bergen Valley Intermediate, King-Murphy Elementary, Marshdale Elementary, Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen, Wilmot Elementary), 3 middle schools (Clear Creek Middle, Evergreen Middle, Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen), and 2 high schools (Clear Creek High, Evergreen High).

History

In 1859, families first settled in Evergreen for cattle ranching.  Named for the surrounding forest, this small mountain town became known as Evergreen, and a post office was established here with the same name in 1876.

Accessibility

  • 50 miles from Denver International Airport in Aurora, Colorado
  • 30 miles from Downtown Denver – Union Station (A line to Airport)
  • 15 miles from Golden light rail station with free parking (W line to Denver metro)
  • 25 miles from Littleton light rail station with free parking (D and C lines to Denver metro)
  • 4 major grocery stores, plus over 20 local and chain restaurants, located in Evergreen

Community

  • Taste of Evergreen– an annual event featuring tastings from local restaurants along with yard games and a beer garden, and a competition for Best Bite and Best Sip
  • Sparkle and Shine– annual holiday gala and business awards, with dinner, drinks, cash raffle, and silent auction
  • Santa Breakfast– hosted annually on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, families are able to meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy breakfast, and snap pictures before their holiday shopping in downtown Evergreen
  • Mountain Area Women in Business Luncheon– annual networking opportunity open to the public with guest speakers, as well as nominations and inductions to their Hall of Fame
  • Dam Duck Derby– annual fundraising event where 5000 rubber ducks are dropped into Bear Creek by local fire department, up to $3000 in cash prizes awarded
  • Home to 9 locations listed on the National Registry of Historic Places- including Bergen Park, Everhardt Ranch, and the Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum (developed in 1878 by homesteader John J. Clark)

Leisure and Adventure

  • Evergreen Lake– created in 1928 when the Evergreen Dam was built to stop the flow of Bear Creek, excellent spot for ice skating, hosts annual Skate the Lake and Pond Hockey Championship in the first week of January
  • Evergreen Mountain Trail– over 4 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails
  • The Little Bear– a favorite local bar and grill, hosting live music every week for more than 40 years 
  • Mountain Biking– 34 miles of mountain biking trails
  • Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre is located approximately 15 miles from Evergreen
  • Elk Meadow– 4 mile loop for hiking, running, and cross-country skiing
  • Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre is located approximately 15 miles from Evergreen.