Moonlight on the Old Holzwarth Trout Lodge
The enactment of prohibition in Colorado In 1916 forced John Holzwarth Sr., then a Denver saloon keeper, to start over as a subsistence rancher. His new homestead, 8 miles north of Grand Lake, was established in 1917. The ranch never materialized but with the completion of the Fall River Road over the Continental Divide in 1920, John joined other valley residents in serving the increasing numbers of mountain travelers. Thus the Holzwarth's Trout Lodge was born.
Big Dipper over the Mama Cabin
Although the site is open year-round, there's no access to the interior of the buildings in the winter. The buildings are usually open for tours from about mid-June through Labor Day.
Please enjoy these photos of the site, taken on a half-moon night under the January sky:
Keywords: Colorado, Grand Lake, Holzwarth Historic Site, Rocky Mountain National Park, cross country skiing, landscape photography, mountains, nostalgiawest, snow, stars, trees, winter
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