“Since the early 1990s, the Genesee Foundation recognized how important it is for neighbors to work together to reduce wildfire risks,” said Allen “Through its enduring efforts, this community provides a clear example of what it means to be a successful Firewise Community.”
— Gallamore, district forester for the CSFS Golden District.

Genesee is a residential community located in the foothills above Golden, Colorado. It has easy access to metro Denver to the east and world-class ski areas to the west. Genesee's 883 homes have been constructed on 2,000 acres of spectacular mountain property. The community has many amenities and social clubs, listed below. Residents have access to comprehensive community services. All utilities are buried, fencing is highly restricted, and open space and views are respected and protected. Genesee is in unincorporated Jefferson County and is served by the Jefferson County school district and library district,

Amenities

Genesee Foundation homeowners pay $166.00 monthly for efficient paid management, two recreation facilities with swimming pools and work-out rooms; tennis & racquetball courts; off-duty JeffCo Sheriff Deputies patrol; Evergreen Disposal services & recycling; Oxley house flora and fauna library; maintenance of open space land, facilities; and numerous social groups for hiking, skiing, book review, and many others.

Features of Genesee

  • mountain views
  • covenant-protected
  • 1,200 acres of dedicated open space
  • 12 miles of maintained hiking trails
  • two outdoor pools
  • tennis and pickle ball courts
  • well-equipped fitness center
  • fire station

 

In the case of an evacuation, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department will monitor and direct traffic leaving Genesee. Residents have two possible exit routes for evacuating Genesee:

  •  Genesee Ridge Road to exit 256, then onto I-70. (This is the Lookout Mountain exit, sometimes referred to as the lower exit.)

  •      Genesee Trail Road, past the Genesee Town Center to exit 254, then onto I-70.  (This is the Genesee Park exit, sometimes referred to as the upper exit.)