Raber Cow Camp Interpretive Hike

Raber Cow Camp is a loop trail with interpretive signs around an the old Historic cabins and corral.  Most of the abandoned cow camps on the Grand Mesa were thought to be hazardous so the Forest Service tore them down. However, the Raber Cow Camp was spared and was actually renovated in 1993 as an example of what life here was like in the 1940’s and 1950’s, the heydays of cow camp life on Grand Mesa. Winifred Raber, who stayed at the cow camp every summer from the 1930s until 1966, has helped document the history of the camp. Some of her recollections and photographs are presented along a short interpretive trail that visitors can walk to learn about the cow camp’s history. The cabins were preserved in 1998 in partnership with the Colorado State Historic fund."

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At a Glance

Open Season: June - October
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Mesa, CO

General Information


From Mesa, CO: Travel south on Highway 65 for approximately 19 miles to Forest Road #100, Lands End Road. Turn right and continue 5.2 miles to the cabin on the right side of the road.


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