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Conifer is an unincorporated town in Jefferson Countymarker, Coloradomarker, United Statesmarker. Conifer is located along U.S. Route 285 in the foothills West of Denver. The Conifer Post Office has the ZIP Code 80433.


Conifer was known in the 1860s as Bradford Junction, a stop on the stagecoach road to South Park. A few buildings were erected, including a tavern, rest house, and general store. Bradford Junction deteriorated by the 1890s when the stagecoach road was replaced by the Denver and South Park railroad.

By the 1920s the area was simply known as Conifer, a destination known for its beautiful mountain scenery and abundance of wildlife. For decades, the area was primarily a cattle ranching area, and there is still some ranching in southern parts of the community.


In 2006, Conifer was experiencing explosive retail growth. Conifer has several new areas of commercial development including retail, restaurants,and entertainment. While there has been major development of retail and commercial development the recession has impacted some businesses. 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.

Conifer residents are served by the Elk Creek Fire Protection District, a mixed career/volunteer fire department with approximately 60 active duty firefighters.


Students living within Jefferson County attend Jefferson County schools. Those neighborhood schools are Elk Creek Elementary School, West Jefferson Elementary School, West Jefferson Middle School and Conifer High School. Prior to 1996, high school students matriculated to Evergreen High Schoolmarker in neighboring Evergreenmarker.

Students living in Park County west of Conifer Junction attend Platte Canyon Schools. Those neighborhood schools are Deer Creek Elementary School, Fitzsimmons Middle School, and Platte Canyon High School.


  • The Clifton House Inn, Jefferson County Register of Historic Places
  • The Conley Coffee Shop, Jefferson County Register of Historic Places
  • The Lubin-Blakeslee Place at Meyers Ranch, Conifer, Jefferson County Register of Historic Places
  • Midway Housemarker at Meyers Ranch, built 1889, National Register of Historic Places 5JF.303
  • Original Elk Creek Fire House, Jefferson County Register of Historic Places
  • Pleasant Park School, built 1894, Colorado Register of Historic Places 5JF.972
  • Yellow Barn at Bradford Junction, built 1918, Jefferson County Register of Historic Places
  • Long Bros. Garage at the intersection of Kings Valley Drive and Hwy 285
  • Coney Island Hot Dog Standmarker was originally in the Aspen Parkmarker area of Conifer, but was moved to the nearby community of Baileymarker.

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Conifer is located at (39.520463,-105.305843).

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