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With a population of over 534,000, Jefferson County is the fourth-most populous county in Colorado.
Located in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is also referred to as “Gateway to the Rocky Mountains.”
Nicknamed “Jeffco”, it was named after our nation’s third president, Thomas Jefferson.
Founded as their own territory in 1859, they never received a federal sanction.
However, President James Buchanan signed an act which organized the Territory of Colorado during his last week in office.
Recreation in Jefferson County
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Established in 1960, this nearly 12,000-acre park is perfect for an outdoor adventure.
With 36 miles of hiking trails, 22 of which are accessible by bicycle and horseback, a visitors center, over 100 picnic sites, and campsites, it’s easy to see why this is one of Jefferson County’s favorite places.
Surrounded by nature and the serenity that comes with it, you can see all Mother Nature has to offer.
It is not uncommon to see squirrel, deer, a variety of birds, and the occasional moose or mountain lion.
Lost Creek Wilderness
Located in Pike National Forest, Lost Creek Wilderness is National Natural Landmark.
Named for the perennial stream that disappears then reappears before joining Goose Creek, the entire water system forms the watershed for the Platte River Basin.
With many rock formations and natural arches, the area is quite popular for hiking, backpacking, and cross-country skiing.
This long-distance trail runs for 486 miles. It comes from the mouth of Waterton Canyon to Durango.
Trail elevations range from 5,500 feet to approximately 13,270 feet. Due to unpredictable mountain weather, higher elevation portions of the trail are prohibited during the colder months.
Lariat Loop Scenic and Historic Byway
Promoted since 1914 as a tourist destination, Lariat Loop includes scenic parks, historic sites, museums, and much more.
Majority of the scenic areas are now county or city parks and are accessible to the public.
Homes for Sale in Jefferson County
Community Programs in Jefferson County
Focusing on the conservation of resources and containing the costs of facilities and services, the Jefferson County Sustainability Program brings renewable energy, waste diversion, recycling, energy efficiency, and water conservation to the area.
District Attorney Pete Weir believes showing the community first-hand how the criminal justice system works can create a more informed and enlightened community.
Through a twelve-week course, hands-on instruction is offered for case investigation and prosecution.
The Academy includes dialogue with criminal justice leaders, a “walk through” of a criminal case, and reviews of the functions of the District Attorney’s Office.
Senior Law Day
Offering seminars for seniors and others facing challenges with aging parents, Senior Law Day is designed to educate the aging community.
Including workshops on identity theft, Medicare issues, investment fraud wills/trusts, the information available can change the quality of life for resident seniors.
Attorneys and representatives from a plethora of community resources are available to answer individual questions during free fifteen minute consultations.
Shopping in Jefferson County
Period Six Studio, Golden
Whether you’re looking for eclectic cards, unique art, or punctuated ephemera, Period Six Studio has what you need.
Emphasizing local artists, the selection is always new and exciting.
Truly BoHotique, Golden
Dresses, activewear, shoes, jewelry, and beauty and wellness supplies, Truly BoHotique has it all.
From aromatherapy blends to all natural soaps, bath salts, and perfumes, you are guaranteed to find something you will love.
With maxi dresses and midi skirts, knit tees and peasant blouses, style is their niche.
Bart’s Record Shop, Boulder
Are you a fan of the classics? Rob’s Record Shop has collections of new and used records, posters, CDs, 45s, cassettes, turntables, and more.
Their inventory changes on a regular basis. Whether you prefer jazz, blues, pop, punk, folk, hip-hop, new age, Bart has what you’re looking for.
Second Chance Thrift Shop
Is thrift shopping more your game? Second Chance is home to treasures just waiting to be found.
Whether you’re looking for clothing, home goods, or kitchen supplies, you’ll find it here.
As an added bonus, a portion of their profits benefits the Intermountain Animal Shelter, located directly behind the thrift store.
Jefferson County Weather Trends
Average precipitation for Jefferson County is around 19 inches a year for rain and 79 inches a year for snow.
The average summer high is 85˚F and the winter low is 17˚F. There are approximately 245 sunny days throughout the year. The approximate elevation is 7149 feet.
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