Phillips Ranch

Address3873 Hwy. 46, Golden Gate Canyon State Park 80403
QuadBlack Hawk, 1972
SectionS24, T2S, R72W
Elevationc. 9000
SourceHistoric Building Inventory Record #5JF1004, 1997, Colorado Historical Society.
Initialdate1998-11-25 00:00:00-07
HistoryWilliam F. Phillips built the 21' x 21' log house, 25' x 30' log stable, two storage buildings, 9' x 18' and 12' x 21', and corrals in the 1920s on land he leased from Arthur Shankee. Phillips came to Colorado from Texas with is family to start a wood harvesting business. It met with little success with little market for second growth lodgepole pines that grew on the mostly rocky, north facing slopes of the property. The Phillips family stayed on the ranch until abandoning it in the 1950s.