Located only a short 30 miles west of Downtown Denver and therefore a desirable “bedroom community” from which to commute, Evergreen is a gorgeous and very picturesque Rocky Mountains city beautifully situated at an elevation of 7,200 feet beginning at the base of Mount Evans.
Approximately 20,000 residents have the outstanding benefits of a variety of housing options, business opportunities, parks, numerous outdoor recreational activities, roaming wildlife, world-class art galleries, theater, other entertainment, restaurants with culinary delights, shops and more.
Evergreen High School has been deemed one of Newsweek’s top 500 high schools in the nation, the winner 11 times of the John J. Irwin Award, and was the 2007 National Blue Ribbon School. Its innovative and creative academic curriculum has found its graduates enrolled in the most prestigious colleges including Yale, Harvard, Stanford and many others.
The Bergen Valley Intermediate School has been ranked the #1 Elementary School in the State of Colorado; and there are also charter, private, and Montessori schools. Children are also active in sports teams, and high school teams regularly make it to championship levels.
This 55-acre lake is peaceful and serene, has gorgeous Mount Evans as its backdrop, and is a spectacular location for weddings and private special events. You can hire canoes, pedal boats and paddle boards. The lovely Evergreen Lake Trail encircles the lake, is 1 1/4 miles long, and is perfect for walking and running. You are able to view wildlife such as deer and elk and do some spectacular bird watching.
Evergreen Lake was voted one of the “top ten most scenic for ice skating in the world”. If you happen to be able to go on New Year’s Day, you can take part in unforgettable ice skating while fireworks go off!
Alderfer/Three Sisters Park
This is a wonderful place just five minutes from central Evergreen with clean air where you can hike, mountain bike, horseback ride, picnic and view the amazing views.
One parking lot leads to a variety of well-marked maintained trails in the forest with easily-reached small peak summits. The other parking lot leads to an open flat plain that contains a huge tower of rocks in the center, which presents awesome climbing fun for kids.