Colorful Colorado

Evolution of Evergreen

Today’s Evergreen is a small unincorporated community west of Denver filled with dozens of thriving non-profit cultural, charitable and conservation organizations. Visitors and locals alike enjoy the world-famous Little Bear Saloon, and El Rancho, the only American restaurant with its own highway exit. Join author John Steinle as he discusses his book Evergreen and helps us understand how the community began, grew, and thrived. A ranching, logging, and farming community in the 1800s, Evergreen became a tourist mecca in the 1920s, and later the hub of Denver Mountain Parks and Jefferson County Open Space, fascinating visitors from Molly Brown to Robert Frost to Willie Nelson and beyond.