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Guidebook for Conifer

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Guidebook for Conifer

Parks & Nature
Excellent hiking and mountain biking trails. Small pond for fishing.
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Staunton State Park
12102 South Elk Creek Road
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Excellent hiking and mountain biking trails. Small pond for fishing.
World class mountain biking. We have been biking the area for 25+ years. World class climbing. Fly fishing along the Platte River.
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Buffalo Creek
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World class mountain biking. We have been biking the area for 25+ years. World class climbing. Fly fishing along the Platte River.
Gorgeous mountain lake. There is a fee to get in. This is about a 40 min. drive.
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Wellington Lake
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Gorgeous mountain lake. There is a fee to get in. This is about a 40 min. drive.
Conifer is located in Jefferson County. We have several Jeffco Open Space parks a short drive away. Myers Ranch, Flying J, Reynolds Park. All are beautiful and have great hiking and biking trails.
Jeffco Open Space
700 Jefferson County Pkwy
Conifer is located in Jefferson County. We have several Jeffco Open Space parks a short drive away. Myers Ranch, Flying J, Reynolds Park. All are beautiful and have great hiking and biking trails.
This is another Jeffco Open Space Park. Nice picnic area along the Platte River. It also has nice hiking. This is about a 25 minute drive away. It can be a stop on my recommended Platte River drive.
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Pine Valley Ranch Park
30400 Crystal Lake Road
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This is another Jeffco Open Space Park. Nice picnic area along the Platte River. It also has nice hiking. This is about a 25 minute drive away. It can be a stop on my recommended Platte River drive.
Great hikes and views of Denver. Only 20 minute drive away. Amazing concert venue.
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Red Rocks Amphitheatre
18300 W Alameda Pkwy
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Great hikes and views of Denver. Only 20 minute drive away. Amazing concert venue.
Highest paved road in North America. Amazing views. Open seasonally. 1 & 1/2 hour drive. Can loop down to Idaho Springs after driving to the top. Lunch in Idaho Springs and take I-70 back to Evergreen and on over to Conifer.
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Mount Evans
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Highest paved road in North America. Amazing views. Open seasonally. 1 & 1/2 hour drive. Can loop down to Idaho Springs after driving to the top. Lunch in Idaho Springs and take I-70 back to Evergreen and on over to Conifer.
This park has the most gentle hikes of all the parks. Short 10 min drive away.
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Flying J Ranch Park Trailhead
9661 County Highway 73
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This park has the most gentle hikes of all the parks. Short 10 min drive away.
Great hiking and views. Short 10 min drive away.
Reynolds Park Trailhead
13649 S Foxton Rd
Great hiking and views. Short 10 min drive away.
Great hiking. Sledding hill in the winter. Right off Hwy 285. Short 10 min drive away.
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Meyer Ranch Park
10490 South Turkey Creek Road
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Great hiking. Sledding hill in the winter. Right off Hwy 285. Short 10 min drive away.
Everything Else
Evergreen is a short 20 minute drive. There is a beautiful walk around the lake. Skating at the lake in the winter. Main Street is fun to walk. Little Bear is a historic saloon. Lots of good restaurants.
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Evergreen Lake
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Evergreen is a short 20 minute drive. There is a beautiful walk around the lake. Skating at the lake in the winter. Main Street is fun to walk. Little Bear is a historic saloon. Lots of good restaurants.
Essentials
Great place to get gear. Super friendly staff. Bike rentals. Full service bicycle repair. Ski rentals and tunes. (Not sure why it says physical therapist at top). It is a sports store.
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Evergreen Mountain Sports
10875 US Hwy 285
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Great place to get gear. Super friendly staff. Bike rentals. Full service bicycle repair. Ski rentals and tunes. (Not sure why it says physical therapist at top). It is a sports store.
Entertainment & Activities
Downtown Denver is a 30 to 40 minute drive. So many great museums. Children’s Museum. Denver Art Museum. Botanic Gardens. Aquarium. IMAX. Larimer Square. 16th Street Mall. Brown Palace Hotel.
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Denver
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Downtown Denver is a 30 to 40 minute drive. So many great museums. Children’s Museum. Denver Art Museum. Botanic Gardens. Aquarium. IMAX. Larimer Square. 16th Street Mall. Brown Palace Hotel.
World class disc golf course. This is a 7 minute drive away.
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Beaver Ranch Disc Golf Course
11369 S Foxton Rd
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World class disc golf course. This is a 7 minute drive away.
Don’t let the name fool you. This is located in Conifer. Just a few minutes down the road. Several guests have had fun doing this.
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Denver Adventures - Zipline Tours
26267 Conifer Road
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Don’t let the name fool you. This is located in Conifer. Just a few minutes down the road. Several guests have had fun doing this.
Several of our guests go to concerts at Red Rock. It is around a 20 minute drive. It is also a must see to drive or hike
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Red Rocks Amphitheatre
18300 W Alameda Pkwy
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Several of our guests go to concerts at Red Rock. It is around a 20 minute drive. It is also a must see to drive or hike
Funky type old saloon in Evergreen. They used to book big name bands. Check out the place and have a beer. Denverites come up on weekends.
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The Little Bear
28075 Colorado 74
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Funky type old saloon in Evergreen. They used to book big name bands. Check out the place and have a beer. Denverites come up on weekends.
Echo Mountain is a small local ski area. It is the closest to Conifer. It is about 1 hour drive.
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Echo Mountain
19285 CO-103
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Echo Mountain is a small local ski area. It is the closest to Conifer. It is about 1 hour drive.
Located in Aspen Park. I have not been here yet. Looks fun.
Blizzard Mountain Pinball
25797 Conifer Rd
Located in Aspen Park. I have not been here yet. Looks fun.
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Tiny Town & Railroad
6249 South Turkey Creek Road
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Taspens is a local family owned business. They have amazing skin care products plus CBD products. They also have variety of healing modality classes.
Taspen's Healing Center
25797 Conifer Rd
Taspens is a local family owned business. They have amazing skin care products plus CBD products. They also have variety of healing modality classes.
Getting Around
RTD buses. There is a park n ride at Green Valley. 5 mins. From house. We do have a bus that goes downtown on weekdays. Check the schedule online.
Hwy 73 & Barkley Rd
RTD buses. There is a park n ride at Green Valley. 5 mins. From house. We do have a bus that goes downtown on weekdays. Check the schedule online.
Sightseeing
Beautiful mountain drive. You can take this as a long loop heading over to Georgetown for lunch, then take I-70 back to Conifer. Plenty of places to stop and hike. It’s definitely worth as an out and back too!
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Guanella Pass
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Beautiful mountain drive. You can take this as a long loop heading over to Georgetown for lunch, then take I-70 back to Conifer. Plenty of places to stop and hike. It’s definitely worth as an out and back too!
This is a fall must go to for Aspen viewing. Hiking and biking.
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Kenosha Pass
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This is a fall must go to for Aspen viewing. Hiking and biking.
Add this stop on your scenic drive along the Platte River. Take Hwy 285 to Foxton Road. Head south to the Platte River. On Foxton Road is a Jeffco Open Space park called Reynolds Park. Stop for a hike. Continue down to the Platte. Take a right turn. Follow the river to Hwy 126. Turn right back up to Hwy 285. Greens is a 2 story rock building at the corner of Platte River road and 126. Stop for ice cream and to check it out. Once you turn on 126 you will see the Swan Hereford Ranch and go though the town of Pine. Zokas is a good lunch stop. Pine Valley Open Space is a beautiful park along the Platte. It’s entrance is just past the town of Pine.
J W Green Mercantile Co
17706 Co Rd 96
Add this stop on your scenic drive along the Platte River. Take Hwy 285 to Foxton Road. Head south to the Platte River. On Foxton Road is a Jeffco Open Space park called Reynolds Park. Stop for a hike. Continue down to the Platte. Take a right turn. Follow the river to Hwy 126. Turn right back up to Hwy 285. Greens is a 2 story rock building at the corner of Platte River road and 126. Stop for ice cream and to check it out. Once you turn on 126 you will see the Swan Hereford Ranch and go though the town of Pine. Zokas is a good lunch stop. Pine Valley Open Space is a beautiful park along the Platte. It’s entrance is just past the town of Pine.
I’ve had guests take the tour. Golden is a cute town. Home of Colorado School of Mines.
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Coors Brewery Tour
13th Street
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I’ve had guests take the tour. Golden is a cute town. Home of Colorado School of Mines.
Food scene
Very good organic food. They also have a yoga studio. They have amazing health care products. A good book store also in the same shopping center. Look what I found is a women’s boutique upstairs and to the back that has lots of great things. Luna Mandalas is a unique shop upstairs.
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Taspen's Cosmic Cafe
25797 Conifer Rd
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Very good organic food. They also have a yoga studio. They have amazing health care products. A good book store also in the same shopping center. Look what I found is a women’s boutique upstairs and to the back that has lots of great things. Luna Mandalas is a unique shop upstairs.
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Golden Stix
25567 Conifer Road
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Italian.
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J J Madwell's
26412 Main Street
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Italian.
This would be a lunch stop on the Platte River scenic drive loop.
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Zoka's Restaurant & Bar
16940 Pine Valley Road
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This would be a lunch stop on the Platte River scenic drive loop.
Funky mountain restaurant. Could be a stop on Platte River loop. Look for sign in Pine. You can continue up the road to Hwy 285 once you finish meal. Check on-line to see if Open.
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Buck Snort Saloon
15921 South Elk Creek Road
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Funky mountain restaurant. Could be a stop on Platte River loop. Look for sign in Pine. You can continue up the road to Hwy 285 once you finish meal. Check on-line to see if Open.
Carreta Vieja
9064 US-285
This restaurant is on the way to Denver. Folks usually go for special occasions.
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Twin Forks Tavern
19423 N Turkey Creek Rd
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This restaurant is on the way to Denver. Folks usually go for special occasions.
$5 Monday’s. Soup and salad also.
CHILL'D Frozen Yogurt Cafe
25567 Conifer Road
$5 Monday’s. Soup and salad also.
Subway
10875 US Highway 285
QDOBA Mexican Eats
25597 Conifer Road
There is a free standing Starbucks at entrance to Safeway with a drive through. There are also Starbucks in both grocery stores.
Starbucks
25637 Conifer Road
There is a free standing Starbucks at entrance to Safeway with a drive through. There are also Starbucks in both grocery stores.
3 Margaritas Conifer
10903 U.S. 285
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Brooks Place Tavern
25577 Conifer Road
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Liks Ice Cream
10903 US Highway 285
Ebony & Vine - Delivery/ American / Italian
27191 Main Street
Great bbq!
Scooter's Smokehouse & Grill
11825 US Hwy 285
Great bbq!
Great selection of beer. Good food. Live music. Yoga & beer on Saturday at 10 am. Two miles away.
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Snowpack Taproom & Kitchen
11863 Springs Rd
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Great selection of beer. Good food. Live music. Yoga & beer on Saturday at 10 am. Two miles away.
I’m not sure why this says breakfast spot. Open for dinner.
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The Bistro
27376 Spruce Lane
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I’m not sure why this says breakfast spot. Open for dinner.
rocky mountain wraps
25997 Conifer Road
Located at Kings Valley shopping center 2 miles away.
Ernie's Mountain Bakery & Cafe
30403 Kings Valley Drive
Located at Kings Valley shopping center 2 miles away.
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Wing Wagon
26367 Conifer Road
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Dutch Bros Coffee
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Los 3 Garcias
25567 Conifer Road
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Aspen Perk Cafe - Bar & Grill
27182 Main Street
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New owners now called Conifer Cafe.
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DW's 285 Diner
25597 Conifer Road
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New owners now called Conifer Cafe.
Great winery in Bailey. Live entertainment on weekends in summer. Great food. Outside dining and wine tasting along the Platte River. One of my favs.
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Aspen Peak Cellars
60750 US Hwy 285
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Great winery in Bailey. Live entertainment on weekends in summer. Great food. Outside dining and wine tasting along the Platte River. One of my favs.