Holzwarth Family

John Holzwarth homesteaded in the Kawuneeche Valley in 1917 and developed a guest ranch that operated from 1920 until 1974 when it was purchased by Rocky Mountain National Park.  It is now the Holzwarth Historic Site and is open to visitors during the summer months as an example of the early guest ranches in the valley

Holzwarth – Meet Papa Holzwarth

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