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Skelton Ranch


Last updated 7/1/2020 at 1:40pm

A couple years ago I talked a bit about the Skelton Ranch as an early dude ranch. The Skelton Ranch was a mystery to me except for an old post card from "Balanced Rock" on Skelton Ranch. I learned the rock was 15 minutes from Divide. Finally, I found out the ranch was between Divide and Woodland Park. Since then I have been to the site and seen the rock too.

In 1940, the old ranch was in terrible shape. It had not been used in over 20 years. It was not even on a main road anymore, although at one time it was on a well-traveled road. By 1940 the Forest Service owned the property and the Civi...

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