On the Road in the South Park National Heritage Area 

On the Road and Annual Membership Meeting

Experience True Mountain Heritage
Friday – Sunday, September 9-11, 2011

On The Road in the South Park National Heritage Area will explore the buildings and history in Como, Alma, & Fairplay, tour the Paris Mill and experience gold panning. Starting in the nineteenth century South Park settlers made their livelihoods in ranching, railroading and mining.  Life was hard but the settlers left their marks in the communities nestled throughout stunning mountains and river valleys.


Make your reservations early and mention  Colorado Preservation’s On The Road.

Headquarters for the Annual Meeting and On The Road will be at the M-Lazy-C Ranch, a family owned working cattle ranch outside Lake George, Colorado.  Accommodations include log cabins, bunkhouses and RV sites.

801 County Road 453, off Highway 24
Lake George, CO 80827

Our 2nd accommodation is the Ute Trail River Ranch, which offers  cabins alongside the Tarryall River tucked into the
scenic Tarryall mountains.

Ute Trail River Ranch
21446 County Road 77
Lake George, CO 80827


For questions contact – Susan Livingston slivingston@coloradopreservation.org
Cell: 720-480-8762; CPI: 303-893-4260

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Homesteaded in 1895 by Dick McQueary to provide a stop for the Georgetown Stage Line, the 320-acre 4 Bar 4 Ranch has strong ties to Grand County and Colorado's heritage. The Georgetown Stage Line traveled on the road through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch from Idaho Springs to Hot Sulphur Springs over Berthoud Pass. In 1895 a roadhouse and stage stop were constructed on the ranch. The hotel and barn were constructed using trees from the Ranch property, and the hotel remained open for travelers coming over Berthoud Pass by horseback and wagon until 1913. With the coming of the automobile, the roadway over Berthoud Pass and through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch was considered an integral part of the Trans-Continental “Midland Trail” highway. Following the closing of the stage line, the ranch continued to host travelers until 1912 or 1913 when it was purchased and converted into a Ford Motor Company . Ford vehicles were sold here until 1917, when Harry Larkin purchased the ranch site. Today emergency efforts are underway to ensure it survives through the winter. Donations are in need. To learn more, contact Jennifer Orrigo Charles at jorrigocharlges@coloradopreservation.org.

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