Sign along Highway 285. Photo: Jeffrey Beall



Population:  19,683

Elevation: 8,277 ft

County: Jefferson

Nestled in foothills 15 miles southwest of Denver and just a few miles from Evergreen, Conifer is far enough from the big city to feel like a true mountain community, but still close enough for visitors to enjoy all Denver has to offer.

Although Confier doesn't have an official downtown, you’ll find great restaurants, festivals, and outdoor activities like mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, four wheeling, camping, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding! Then take a look at the "Top Things To Do in Conifer, CO" lists for the best Conifer has to offer.

The Pike National Forest, which runs right through town, provides a home for deer, elk, foxes, birds and rabbits. Historic Reynolds Park, about five miles outside Conifer, stands as a memorial to Conifer's pioneer era and has 17 miles of hiking and mountain-biking trails, as well as camping opportunities. Meyer Ranch Park, on the eastern edge of town, has stunning wildflower-dotted meadows in the summer and golden aspen groves in the autumn.

Reynolds Park – Part of the Jeffco Open Space, this park features hiking and horseback riding trails on the west side, which lead to scenic overlooks. On the east side of the park, multi-use trails lead to Idylease Campground, which is open to permitted camping. These eastern trails are open to biking too.

Staunton State Park Staunton State Park is a Colorado state park in Park and Jefferson counties, located 6 miles west of Conifer, Colorado. The 3,908-acre park, which opened on May 18, 2013, includes dramatic rock outcroppings, several streams and a waterfall. On December 4, 2012, the property was also listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Staunton Ranch-Rural Historic Landscape.


Getting Around

Conifer is located along U.S. Route 285 in the foothills west of Denver.