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.
Conifer, Colorado stands at 8350 feet above sea level. It is a growing mountain community that is located along Highway 285. Residents enjoy quick access to Denver, and many of the state’s best camping, fishing and rafting areas. Ski areas such as Breckenridge are just over an hour’s drive. Conifer offers space, incredible scenic views, extensive outdoor recreational activities, open space parks, shopping and city convenience, incredible sunrises and sunsets, beautiful fall foliage, wildflowers and area residents include chipmunks, elk, deer, fox, bear, hummingbirds and so much more.
Hills in Conifer, now sprinkled with new homes, were first occupied by Arapaho, Ute and Cheyenne tribes who used the area as a hunting ground. American Indians were followed by merchants, trappers, ranchers and miners. Historic Reynolds Park, about five miles outside Conifer, stands as a memorial to Conifer’s pioneer era, and the trails originating here range from rolling to rugged.
Today, a mix of rustic cabins and new, state-of-the-art homes peek from behind expanses of blue spruce, pine, fir and aspen trees. What does stand out is this town’s abundance of natural beauty. The Pike National Forest, which runs right through town, provides a home for deer, elk, foxes, birds and rabbits. In the spring and summer, seasonal wildflowers carpet Conifer’s hills. The city also maintains multiple parks.
A destination known for it’s beautiful Mountain scenery and abundance of wildlife. For decades,the area was primarily a cattle ranching area, and there is still some ranching in southern parts of the community.
THINGS TO DO IN CONIFER
Conifer, Colorado residents and visitors enjoy mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, four wheeling, camping, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sledding and so much more! Conifer truly is a great choice for living, raising a family, working and enjoying the great outdoors.
Places to visit:
Jefferson County Open Space
Flying J Ranch Park
Meyer Ranch Park
Pine Valley Ranch Park
Staunton State Park
Pike National Forest
Mountain Bike Trails in Colorado
Bear Mountain Stable
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.
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WEATHER IN CONIFER
|Conifer gets 22 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 105 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 53.
On average, there are 245 sunny days per year in Conifer, Colorado. The July high is around 76 degrees. The January low is 14. Sperling’s comfort index for Conifer (zip 80433) is a 69 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees.
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