Evergreen, Colorado is about a 30 minute drive west of Denver, Colorado. Because it is located in the foothills, the area has pleasant summers and relatively mild winters. The area has the best of the urban and rural areas and is considered one of the Denver area’s best kept secrets. Visitors will enjoy exploring Evergreen and all that it has to offer.
Visitors or residents interested in the arts will love Evergreen. The Evergreen Players are a group of local thespians that have been performing musicals, comedies and dramas for over 40 years. This group stages eight performances per year. The Evergreen Chorale has 75 members and has been performing for over 20 years. The group stages holiday concerts as well as two musical productions each year. The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra hosts 4 concerts each year including ensembles as well as musical events staged in local homes. The Evergreen Artists Association is probably the best known arts group in the area. This group consists of many different types of artists and sponsors the very popular Fine Arts and Fine Crafts fair each year. In addition, the group hosts exhibitions as well as art and craft classes. The Mountain Community Handbell Coalition performs in schools, and churches in the region and hosts a musical event in December.
Travelers will enjoy the wide variety of restaurants in the area including coffee houses, fast food restaurants, and both formal and informal dining. http://evergreenchamber.org/2010Images&PDFs/restaurant_dining.pdf
Many different types of lodges and hotels are available in the area for travelers. Whether you are looking for a high quality full service establishment, or simply clean budget lodging, you will be sure to find what you need. For more information on lodging options, check out http://evergreenchamber.org/2010Images&PDFs/LodgingandTravel2.pdf.
Several parks are located in the Evergreen area and are primarily used for picknicking. These include Bergen Park, Corwina Park, Dedisse Park, Dillon Park, Fillius Park, Pence Park, Red Rocks Park, and O’Faalon Park. For more information on these parks, call 303-697-4545 or 311 in the Denver area. To make park shelter reservations, call 720-913-0700.
Some parks, like Eld Meadow, Lair o’the Bear, Mt. Falcon Park, and Meyer Ranch, can be used for recreation including hiking, biking, horseback riding, skiing and snow shoeing.
Of course, the community lake offers year round recreation opportunities including fishing, boating, ice skating, and other events. Evergreen also has a swimming pool, a gym, racquetball courts, and other facilities. There are also hiking and biking trails and 2 golf courses.
For more information on Evergreen, go to http://www.evergreenchamber.org