Cayton Ranger Station Foundation

Cayton Ranger Station Foundation was founded to renovate, restore, and make available the log cabin that Jim and Birdie built together in 1909-10 and which served as their home and Forest Service ranger station. In 2003, members of the Cayton family, the Forest Service, and others began efforts to have this, one of the oldest existing ranger stations in the U.S., placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2005, the centennial year of the Forest Service, this goal was realized.

The Foundation’s vision is to share with visitors the special experience of this historically unique cabin and its surrounding beauty. The formal goals of the foundation are:

~ To stabilize, restore, and preserve the historic Cayton Ranger Station, circa 1910;

~ To create opportunities for people to become educated about the life of an early federal government forest ranger and his wife as they lived and worked among pioneers and settlers on the Grand River District;

~ To promote the appropriate use of the Cayton Ranger Station by individuals and nonprofit groups for educational, cultural and recreational purposes. ~ Read More about CRSF

Our Friends and Benefactors

Cayton Ranger Station Foundation

White River National Forest

Coyote Creative Graphic Design

Colorado History Museum

Fort Lewis College Historical Museum

Wilderness Associates

Karylett's Country Store

Frontier Historical Society




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