Evergreen is an unincorporated community in Colorado.
Welcome to Evergreen
A charming mountain town with a strong community and outdoor fun
Evergreen is an unincorporated community in Colorado. Named after the evergreen trees surrounding the town, Evergreen is a beautiful, forested community in the Rocky Mountains. The charm of Evergreen doesn’t stop at the views of mountains, canyons, and meadows either. Evergreen is the home of the Evergreen Lake, surrounded by the 55-acre Evergreen Lake Park. Often referred to as the “recreational jewel of Evergreen,” this lake is a staple in the community year-round. The green and yellow flora, the evergreen trees, and the Rocky Mountains reflecting off of the lake leave a warm, lasting memory of the picturesque Evergreen, Colorado.
Unlike most mountain communities, Evergreen has an established downtown area, and its personality is nothing short of impressive. With coffee shops, bistros, restaurants, and fine arts and crafts, downtown Evergreen has everything a resident can hope for. Accessing Evergreen is simple with the Denver Regional Transportation District’s bus and rail system running through the community. The community is also accessible by the two major roads of Highway 73 and Highway 74.
Easily accessible through public transit, or Highway 73 and 74
Evergreen is the home of over 9,000 residents, and most, if not all, residents live and breathe an active lifestyle. These residents enjoy all four different seasons, with warm summer days and gorgeous snow in the winter. Depending on the season, residents can visit Evergreen Lake for an assortment of activities including boating, hiking, fishing, ice skating, hockey, and paddleboarding. If you’re looking for something requiring less energy, bring a blanket and your favorite snacks for a picnic by the lake, or head downtown for some brunch. The downtown area is chock-full of family-owned businesses, and you’ll feel the sense of community that exists throughout Evergreen.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The boutiques and shops in downtown Evergreen are perfect for finding a gift for the special people in your life. The Sun Post Mercantile has a fun mix of eco-friendly gift items, including kits for making craft cocktails at home. At Mountain Home, you will find home decor items for every room in your home. Evergreen’s historic downtown also has art galleries, such as Stone Heart Gallery and The Evergreen Gallery.
The Wildflower Cafe is a must for breakfast and lunch. And The Muddy Buck is located in the historic Evergreen Inn. Java Groove, Murphy’s Mountain Grill, Beau Joe’s Pizza and Maya’s Mexican are all wonderful. And for amazing Italian, Tuscany Inn and Bistro Del Lago will not disappoint! For quiet fine dining there is Keys on the Green located next to the Evergreen Golf Course in an enchanting historic setting that includes the huge stone fireplace.
Things to Do
Evergreen is a wonderful, artistic community that loves to showcase its talent. Evergreen holds its annual Summerfest to feature the arts and crafts created by the community throughout the year. Hosted by the Center of Arts Evergreen, the festival brings in thousands of visitors to enjoy this community event. The Evergreen Summerfest is held at Buchanan Park where there is art, crafts, live music, craft beer and wine, and food. This festival is a perfect family-friendly event to enjoy with the kids. And the famous Little Bear is one of the favorites for nightly live music and dancing.
Every year in July, Evergreen hosts its Jazz Festival, but it’s not the typical festival with speakers blasting sounds from one stage. Evergreen’s Jazz Festival is three days of jazz music in four intimate venues where the audience can connect with the musicians and appreciate the ensembles up-close.