About The Conifer Area
Nestled in foothills 35 miles southwest of downtown Denver and just a few miles from Evergreen, Conifer is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County. It 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.
Our hills in Conifer 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, Conifer enjoys homes ranging from quaint rustic cabins to new multi-million dollar estates. Land is still a wonderful value…you can have views or be tucked in the woods, you can have covenants or not; horses or not; rock outcroppings, healthy forests, and incredible natural beauty as far as you can see. 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. Recreational activities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking are all out your back door.
Conifer has several new areas of commercial development including retail, restaurants and entertainment. Property values for Conifer remain high and most have not been negatively affected by the recession. Conifer remains one of the top places to live in Colorado.
With a population of 19,683 (as of 2009), the average income is $114,375 and median income is $104,116. The median age is 40.7.
Conifer is where the great plains meet the Rocky Mountains. It enjoys 255 average days of sunshine a year. The coldest month of the year is January with an average temperature of 30 degrees. The hottest month is July with an average temperature of 74 degrees. The annual precipitation is 15.4 inches. The average annual snowfall is 60.3 inches. Average humidity is 40%.