JUST A SHORT drive west of Denver, this authentic mountain
gem has enough small-town charm to make you feel at home
if you’re visiting, but enough fun things to do to make it feel
like an adventure if you call Evergreen home.
To start, there’s plenty of ever-changing local art to explore
in galleries and public places. Downtown Evergreen’s galleries are
open late on the last Friday of every month for you to browse, shop
and talk with the artists. And you could fill an entire day with
shopping at Downtown Evergreen’s unique shops and boutiques! If
you live here, why not splurge on a unique gift or treat yourself to a
massage or facial while supporting your fellow residents? Consider
yourself a history buff? Downtown Evergreen has a rich and color-
ful past. Stroll along the old boardwalk, read the Lariat Loop his-
toric marker at Evergreen Mountain Village or take in the Hiwan
Homestead Museum. Finish your long day of work (or play!) by
taking in the breathtaking views on the short walk to Evergreen
Lake. Skate the lake in winter or walk it year-round for exercise.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy a night of casual or fine din-
ing, award-winning wine and live music before walking back to your
world-class accommodations or heading home.
Downtown Evergreen is a great community gathering place host-
ing a treasure trove of family-friendly events. From the Duck Derby
and safe trick or treating to the Holiday Walk and Breakfast with
Santa, you’ll stay entertained year-round.
Whether you want a place to play for a day, relax for a night or
indulge for a weekend, Evergreen has you covered. With a downtown
that’s quaint and full of character, it’s no wonder residents and visi-
tors alike think, “It’s cool up here!”
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What would you do if you had a day all to yourself?
Or a weekend with your family with no set agenda?
Downtown Evergreen might be the answer.
Photos ©2011 Mark Anthony King