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Holzwarth Historical Site

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Address: Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Easy trip from the car to visit this site - enjoyed learning about the area and the views were amazing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
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Burlington, New Jersey
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Burlington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Easy trip from the car to visit this site - enjoyed learning about the area and the views were amazing.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

After sitting in the car over Trail Ridge road this is an easy stop to stretch your legs. Also ideal stop for a picnic lunch with toilets. By the car park you'll find a small miner's cabin perhaps with a park ranger. From here you walk about 1/2 mile across the meadows of the Colorado river valley. You cross the... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a step back in time to the early days of RMNP. The rangers are very helpful and know a lot of the history behind this site. Easy walk if desired, and it makes a good resting point if you've been in the car for several hours around the park. Definitely worth a visit.

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This is an interesting site on the Grand Lake side of the Trail Ridge Road in the Park. A short walk from the parking lot takes you over the young Colorado River to the homestead of the Holzwarth family who lived here in the early 1900's. The Rangers give very interesting talk about the early boarders and the Holzwarth family.... More 

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Mt Prospect
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This was a nice easy walk after driving a long time. There were a lot of mosquitos so make sure you spray yourself before leaving the parking lot. The ranger was very friendly and informative in the first house. She even had my daughter make the fire in the stove. Once we got to the ranch we were able to... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Nice flat walk across the meadows. Round trip is stated in brochure as 1.3 miles, but plenty of benches to stop and rest along the way. Get pictures as you cross the bridge over the headwaters of the Colorado River! You can brag to your friends you strolled across the river that makes the Grand Canyon. Nicely preserved historic 1920's... More 

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Holzwarths homesteaders started accommodating adventurous tourist in 1920 with freshly caught trout, deer and grouse, and homemade pies. These simply cooked meals were served by family members. As the years rolled on, they added more buildings until their property was purchased in the 1970s by the National Park Service. Meals and beds at the Trout Lodge are no longer available... More 

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Thank MarJan6861
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

We visited the RMNP during the first week in October, I love living history type of museums and historic sites so was disappointed when I found out the building were closed as of the end of September. We still walked back to see the site and walk around the buildings. There was still information on the walk back which was... More 

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Derby, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

On the west side of Trail Ridge road is the Holzworth Historical Site. It is well worth a visit. It is a pleasant walk through a meadow to arrive at the original Holzworth house. The story of the family's years in valley. For years, the Holzworths operated a "dude ranch." When I was in high school 50 some years ago,... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

This was a spur of the moment stop. The walk along a gravel road back to the buildings is beautiful. You walk along a meadow and cross the Colorado River, a stream at this point, before finally getting to the cabins of the trout camp. Definitely worth a stop and an hour of time.

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