As an Evergreen Realtor, I help people move here from Denver and all over the country. Many are relocation buyers from outside Colorado. They all love living here now and have joined me in saying “We live in Paradise”.
Everybody knows that our town is a picturesque, mountain suburb of Denver. But lately, I have been thinking about a few things about Evergreen most folks don’t know before they relocate here.
History of Evergreen
Not only is Evergreen Colorado one of the most beautiful towns west of the Mississippi, it also boasts a long history dating back to 1859 when homesteader Thomas Bergen traveled west. The 1860’s brought hopeful settlers seeking to find gold, silver, copper, elk, timber anything that promised a better life.
The town was named “Evergreen” in 1875 by Dwight Wilmot who landed in in the Colorado Foothills after teaching at the first Rockland School in 1873. Evergreen’s general store and post office was established in 1877; the Evergreen Inn and Zuni Sign Company now stand in that location. This is just a touch of the long, rich and exciting history our incredible town has to offer.
Located in the foothills west of Denver, the Lariat Loop is a historic byway connecting the towns of Golden, Morrison, and Evergreen. As one of the first byways in the country, it was originally constructed as a tourist destination for the residents and tourists of Denver. In 1914 the Loop was complete. Some of the first auto thrill seekers used this 40 mile stretch of road for its harp curves and spectacular views.
You can start your tour in Morrison at another historic park, Red Rocks Amphitheater. Then, make your way to Dinosaur Ridge to check out some dinosaur prints. If Coors Brewery is your next stop, it will be a nice place to cool off and relax. Take a tour so you can sample one of the country’s top beers. Once your tour has ended, make your way up to Lookout Mountain to see some of the most spectacular views of Denver and its suburbs. Evergreen will be the last stop on your journey. The Lake will be the most relaxing part of your trip. If you’re visiting in the summer, you can take a canoe ride on the lake before heading back to what us foothillers call “down the hill”.
Colorado Railroad Museum
The Colorado Railroad Museum sits on 15 acres of land located in Golden Colorado. It was established in 1959 to preserve the history of the Colorado Railroad era. More particularly, the state’s pioneering narrow gauge mountain railroads. Golden is right next door to us and an easy drive to get there.
One hundred narrow and standard gauge steam and diesel locomotives and passenger cars scatter the rail yard. The most exciting piece of the museum are the train rides on Saturdays! Attendees can catch a ride on one of the museum’s stream or diesel locomotives.
Please contact me if you have any questions about our town or how you can easily relocate here too.