National and State Register

Saddlehorn Caretaker’s House & Garage

Mesa County

Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935 and 1936, as the first permanent buildings in Colorado National Monument, the caretaker’s house and garage are significant for their association with public relief projects of the Great Depression.

A black and white photo of the house with large stone bricks and gabled roof with low cross gable on the side.

Saddlehorn Caretaker’s House & Garage

Constructed of sandstone blocks quarried locally, the buildings are excellent examples of National Park Service Rustic style architecture and reflect the craftsmanship of both CCC members and local workers, some of whom were reportedly stonemasons of Italian descent.  Listed under Colorado National Monument Multiple Property Submission.