Evergreen is a post office, a census-designated place (CDP), and an unincorporated town in Jefferson County, Colorado. The CDP is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The CDP is known for its evergreen trees. Evergreen is located 19 miles west of Denver in the Rocky Mountains. The Evergreen CDP has an area of 7,427 acres (30,056 km2), which includes 53 acres (0.213 km2) of water (Evergreen Reservoir).
State Highway 74 and County Highway 73 are the major roads in Evergreen. From Interstate 70, Highway 74 runs south through Bergen Park and northern Evergreen to downtown then turns east and follows Bear Creek Canyon to State Highway 8 near Red Rocks Park. Highway 73 runs south from downtown Evergreen to connect with U.S. Highway 285 in Conifer.
Located in the town is the Colorado Blue Spruce Monument, in honor of the state tree of Colorado. Evergreen’s historic places include Bergen Park, Dedisse Park, Evergreen, Conference District, Everhardt Ranch, Fillius Park, Hiwan Homestead, Humphrey House, O’Fallon Park, and Pence Park. Among the schools in the Evergreen CDP are Bergen Valley Elementary School and Wilmot Elementary School, Evergreen Middle School, and Evergreen High School, while other areas with Evergreen addresses to the south fall into the Conifer High School district.
Evergreen is surrounded by thousands of acres of parkland in the Denver Mountain Parks and Jefferson County Open Space parks. There are six Denver Mountain Parks in the area: Bergen Park, Corwina Park, Dedisse Park, Dillon Park, Fillius Park, O’Fallon Park, and Pence Park in Indian Hills. Jefferson County has four open space parks: Alderfer/Three Sisters, Elk Meadow, Lair o’ the Bear, and Mount Falcon Park in Indian Hills. The Hiwan Golf Club, a country club located just east of Bergen Park, is the only country club in Evergreen. Evergreen Lake and its “Lake House” are major recreational attractions in the region in the summer and winter.
Denver Regional Transportation District provides bus service in Evergreen. TheRide regional routes E and Z serve downtown Denver, and call-n-ride curb-to-curb transportation is available.
Evergreen Coordinates: 39°38′06″N 105°20′08″W