Approximately a 45-minute drive southwest of Denver, the unincorporated community of Kittredge has the tag line "The Heart of Bear Creek Canyon." The small settlement is located in Jefferson County, the fourth most populated county in the state, so for people interested in homes for rent that maintain a degree of remoteness without being too far from civilization, Kittredge may fit the bill.
Kittredge may be small, but you wouldn't know it by the number of local events that occur in the area, which include the Easter Egg Hunt, the Holiday Hayride and the Kittredge Canyonfest. For lovers of the outdoors, Jefferson County is home to an abundance of landmarks, including the Arapahoe, Pike and Roosevelt national forests, Chatfield State Recreation Area and Golden Gate Canyon State Park. The state park features campgrounds, fishing ponds, picnic sites, forests and trails scattered over more than 12,000 acres, and is a haven for hikers, bikers, horseback riders and winter sports aficionados. The county is also home to a number of museums, including the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum, the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum and the Morrison Natural History Museum. For a taste of arts and culture, head to the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities or the Foothills Art Center.