Wigwam Ranch/Flying 'G' Ranch


Address: 4 mi. W. of Cheesman Lake

Located on the Girl Scouts Flying "G" Ranch, the 1886 structure is 1 1/2-story, hand-hewn square logs with mud chinking. Attached is a one-story shed room with an attached one-story room. Originally part of the Runner Ranch, it was on the old stage road to Leadville. The ranch supplied meat to the work crew building Lost Park Reservoir in the 1890s. The Girl Scouts have restored the building and renamed it the Homestead House. The Flying "G" Ranch encompasses an area totaling 360 acres combining two original homestead claims. The homestead on the upper part was replaced by the Girl Scout Lodge built in 1915 by a mining engineer named Woods using lumber from the Tom Gill Mill on Wigwam Creek.
Quad Map/Date: Cheesman Lake, 1956 (1984)
Sec/Town/Range: S28, T9S, R71W
Elevation: 7825
Source: State Inventory Form #5JF374, 1975, Colorado Historical Society.
 


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