Downtown Evergreen is surrounded by an abundance of trails beckoning hikers, bikers and runners. Whether you’re looking for accessible family hike, a more rigorous excursion, or an opportunity to log your steps in a serene environment, the Evergreen trail scene checks all the boxes. Whatever way you choose to explore our amazing mountain parks, reward yourself with a visit to one of our downtown eateries or purchase a souvenir to commemorate your adventure.
Elk Meadow Park
Only a few miles from the Evergreen Exit of I-70, Elk Meadow Park is a convenient stop along the way to downtown shopping and dining. The park also is one of the most likely places in the county’s Open Space system to view herds of elk. Hikers have a variety of options rated easy to challenging, including the more strenuous summit of the 9,708-foot Bergen Peak. When snow is on the ground, the park is a popular destination for cross-country skiers.
Situated in the heart of Evergreen is the 420-acre Dedisse Park. Easily accessible from Evergreen Parkway, Evergreen Lake and the downtown area, Dedisse is a former mountain ranch and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The main trail winds through the north part of the park and connects to Aldefer-Three Sisters Park. A visit to Dedisse features forested hillsides, a meandering creek, striking rock outcroppings and rustic stone picnic shelters. Unique views of the lake and golf course make for great photo opportunities in the park.
Alderfer/Three Sisters Park
Just south of town lies Alderfer/Three Sisters Park featuring 12.5 miles of trails – the most per acre of any foothills park. Highlights of the terrain include landmark rock formations, old stands of ponderosa pines and views of the Continental Divide. The extensive network of trails varies in distance from .2-10 miles, satisfying the casual walker as well as the adrenaline-seeking hiker or mountain biker.