Upper Bear Creek, Colorado

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Upper Bear Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States and is a region within the unincorporated town of Evergreen. Upper Bear Creek defines the area along Upper Bear Creek Road, not a specific subdivision, and runs upstream from Evergreen Lake to the end of Upper Bear Creek Road.

The Upper Bear Creek area is rich in history - Troutdale in the Pines, a posh resort hotel, catered to Hollywood movie stars and America's elite in the 1920s and served as a vacation spot for Denverites escaping the summer heat. Other summer resorts sprang up in the area as well, including the Greystone Guest Ranch and the Brookforest Inn. In more recent history, Willie Nelson, Lee Majors, Farrah Fawcett, and others have lived along Upper Bear Creek.

Additionally, the Mt. Evans Outdoor Lab School, a part of Jeffco Public Schools, is located in the Upper Bear Creek area. Many Jeffco 6th graders will spend a week at Mt. Evans, or the other outdoor lab school, Windy Peak, where they stay in cabins or dorms and study various aspects of the outdoors, including forestry, astronomy, ecology, and pioneer history, among others.[1]

Generally regarded as the most exclusive and desirable area within Evergreen, Upper Bear Creek features outstanding trout fishing (for homeowners and guests), peaceful serenity and meadows, and in many spots views of Mt. Evans. The population as of the 2010 Census was 1,059.[2]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://outdoorlab.jeffcopublicschools.org/home
  2. ^ Colorado Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Archived 2012-07-11 at Archive.today Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-02-25.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

Coordinates: 39°37′36″N 105°24′35″W / 39.62667°N 105.40972°W / 39.62667; -105.40972