The Conifer area is a charming mountain destination with an elevation of 8,277 feet, located along U.S. Route 285 and nestled in the foothills southwest of Denver. Here you’ll find great restaurants, festivals, and outdoor activities. Our residents and visitors enjoy mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, four wheeling, camping, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sledding and so much more! Stop in and see why Conifer truly is a great choice for living, raising a family, working and enjoying the great outdoors.
In the late 1800s, roads carved into the foothills opened Conifer and surrounding areas to those in search of adventure and wealth. Today, a mix of rustic cabins and new, state-of-the-art homes peek from behind expanses of blue spruce, pine, fir and aspen trees. What does stand out is this town’s abundance of natural beauty. 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.
Situated along a scenic curve in the South Platte River, rustic Bailey serves up healthy doses of beautiful canyon scenery. Its mountain-wilderness backdrop lends a particular charm to this sleepy mountain town.
Bailey sits just outside the Lost Creek Wilderness Area in the Pike National Forest, where week-long backpacking trips and day hikes are popular. The logging roads and pack trails crisscrossing the area’s hilly terrain are a mountain biker’s dream and first-rate fly-fishing opportunities abound.
The town is also a gateway to Park County’s South Park National Heritage Area, which encompasses an array of landscapes and historic sites that showcase Colorado’s iconic mining and ranching heritage.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
If your stomach’s begging for a pit stop, the local eateries should satisfy the craving. Some delicious options include Coney Island Boardwalk, a fast-food joint and road-side attraction in a building shaped like a giant hot dog, and Rustic Station Restaurant, where you fill your belly with comforts like elk stew and prime rib. Whether you stop in Bailey for a quick lunch or a week-long excursion, be on the lookout — a herd of bighorn sheep live in the mountains just outside town.
Parks and Recreation
Beaver Ranch is a destination like no other. Over 450 acres settled into the Rocky Mountains, nestled just 45 minutes outside Denver in the small town of Conifer, CO. We offer a wide range of amenities and activities for everyone to enjoy our parks mountainous landscape and stunning views.
Camping – Tucked away in the Pike National Forest, Deer Creek Campground offers thirteen campsites that can accommodate either tents or RVs. Sites are first-come, first serve, with no dump stations, or electric and water hookups. There are also numerous dispersed campsites, located to the right of the campground along Deer Creek. Take County Rd 43 north, seven miles back to the camping.