Conifer Colorado history began with the Arapaho, Ute and Cheyenne tribes who used the land around Conifer CO as a hunting ground. Miners and trappers were the next to enter the forest. Then came the ranchers and merchants and a new town was born. Reynolds Park is dedicated to the first pioneers.
As settlers came into the area, they could make use of a toll road from what is now Ken Caryl to South Turkey Creek. At the end of the road was Bradford Junction, now Conifer. The toll road then intersected with the Bergen Park Toll Road. In the 1860s Bradford Junction was a stop on the stagecoach route to South Park. By the 1890s, the town began to die because of the new Denver and South Park railroad replaced the stagecoach. It was expensive to be part of Conifer Colorado history during the toll road era.
Conifer Colorado history started in the 1920s as primarily a ranching community. Conifer is still has a small town feel, but has added all the amenities to make life very comfortable.
The Midway House at Meyers Ranch is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1889.
On the Colorado Register of Historic Places is the Pleasant Park School, built in 1894.
The Jefferson County Register of Historic Places has added The Clifton House Inn, the Conley Coffee School, the Lubin-Blakeslee Place at Meyers Ranch, the original Elk Creek Fire House and the Yellow Barn at Bradford Junction that was built in 1918.
With the widening of US 285, it is an easy commute to Denver and many residents work in the Denver area. For more information about Conifer Colorado history, check out the Conifer Historical Society.
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