Cayton Ranger Station

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Connects: Forest Service Road #800, Cayton Gulch Trail, Lake Fork Trail

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Silt, CO – Historic

The Cayton Ranger Station, formerly known as the Johnson Springs Ranger Station and also called the Cayton Guard Station, is the second oldest ranger station in the United States and is recognized as a National Historical Site. The building was constructed by James “Jim” Grimshaw Cayton, a Ranger for the Forest Service from 1903 to 1939.

To get to the Cayton Ranger Station from Glenwood Springs, head west to Silt and exit 97. Follow Dry Hollow Road (CR 331) to West Divide Road (CR 344) to the forest boundary. The road then becomes Forest Service Road #800. Stay on Road #800 for a short distance until you see the sign for Cayton Ranger Station then turn right.

More information about the Cayton Ranger Station can be found at:
National Register of Historic Places – Cayton Guard Station

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