National and State Register

McGraw Ranch

Larimer County

The ranch, its beginnings dating to 1884, reflects the evolution of Estes Park area cattle ranching, progressing from large operations covering thousands of acres of private and public lands to more diversified businesses accommodating tourists seeking a western experience.  

A black and white photo of the ranch surrounded by mountains, with a fence in front.

McGraw Ranch 

The ranch buildings exhibit the construction, design, materials, and functional variety of historic ranches which evolved into dude ranches.  McGraw Ranch is the only intact dude ranch within Rocky Mountain National Park.  The property is associated with the Rocky Mountain National Park Multiple Property Submission.