Elevation: 7,165 ft
At an elevation of 7,200 feet, Evergreen offers an array of parks, art galleries, theater, restaurants, entertainment, recreation and a variety of outdoor activities. Evergreen, Colorado is situated close to Denver while still maintaining its mountain-town feeling. The historic downtown area sits at an elevation of 7,165 feet and has a charming strip of boutique shops restaurants. Because of its proximity to both the mountains and Denver, Evergreen is a small but charming hub for any type of person. You can find everything from arts and culture, dining, and sports, to fun annual festivals in this charming town nestled in the foothills of Jefferson County.
Living in a mountain community means having special consideration for things like wildfires, wildlife, wells, septic systems, mail delivery, emergency services and more. Jefferson County Government has a free downloadable mountain living checklist.
Evergreen Lake – A large lake situated in downtown Evergreen, is popular year-round for recreation including wake-less boating in the summer and ice skating in the winter. The Lake House rents boats, including canoes, paddle-boats, kayaks, sailboats, and fishing boats from early May to mid-September. was voted one of the top ten most scenic for ice skating in the world, it is bordered by mountain parks with miles of trails and a golf course!
Echo Lake is a windy, scenic 20-mile drive from Evergreen. It’s stocked annually with trout. In the summer you can continue a scenic drive up Mt Evans Byway, which closes in late Sept/early Oct and reopens in late May. Summit Lake is further up the byway and freezes over too long to keep trout.
Pick up a trail to head around the lake and dam, to a park, or to more area trailheads out of town. Check out the Jeffco Open Space Website or drop by our Visitor's Center for maps. The Official Visitor and Community Resource Guide is also an excellent resource to keep up with what's new in this increasingly popular community.
Evergreen is just 30-45 minutes from Denver, 1.5 hours from Fort Collins, and about one hour from Frisco. Evergreen in a mountain town so you will need a car to get around Evergreen.