West of Colorado’s state capital and just south of the rich mining town of Idaho Springs lies the beautiful town of Evergreen. Formerly utilized as a hunting ground for Ute and Arapahoe tribes, Evergreen became a homestead in 1860 and has flourished ever since. Today, Evergreen has a rich cultural history and is a gateway to the Rocky Mountains making it a great location to stay, relax, and explore.
With activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking, Evergreen is typically a first stop for tourists looking for an adventurous vacation. With beautiful and unique lodging accommodations such as The Cabins at Country Road and Spruce Cottage Bed and Breakfast, guests can make a fun-filled stop before heading into the mountains. Hike or bike up Dinosaur Ridge in nearby Morrison, take a drive up 14,000 ft. Mt. Evans, or visit the Tiny Town Railroad with the whole family. Be sure to satisfy your appetite at one of the local favorites such as Stagecoach Sports Grill or Beau Jo’s “Colorado Style” Pizza. Be sure to stop for dessert at So Much Mores Campfire Desserts and Massive Mallows for a unique, sweet treat! Spend the evening relaxing along the lake or pack a picnic dinner and head to Maxwell Falls to watch the 76-foot cascading waterfall.
Though Evergreen provides much scenery and fun, be sure to venture further through the Rockies and explore the other activities the state of Colorado has to offer. Whitewater rafting, horseback riding, ziplining, and fly fishing are just a few of the adventures available. For more information on any of these activities, call an agent at Colorado River Rentals by calling 970-423-4031.