The Muriel L. MacGregor Charitable Trust, a private, non-profit operating foundation, funds and manages all Ranch activities, the museum and all educational programs. The MacGregor Trust relies heavily on donations, grants and investments to operate the historic Ranch.


"To continue operation of the MacGregor Ranch as a high mountain historic working cattle ranch and to support youth education. This mission will be carried out by maintaining the presence of a cattle and horse herd, preservation and interpretation of historic buildings and educational tours. The focus of the Ranch will be on quality experiences through respect for the land, the ranch and its history - For the future generations of tomorrow's leaders."

The MacGregor Ranch Historic District is home to 43 buildings on 1200 acres. Twenty-eight of the buildings are listed on The National Register of Historic Places.

The ranch is the last remaining working cattle ranch in Estes Park and one of the few sites operating as both a working Ranch and youth education center in the northern Colorado area. It is unique in that its historic collection and structures are original to the 1873 homestead family, and the collection is completely intact.

The ranch buildings, house museum and family artifacts tell a rich story of Colorado homesteading history and ranching lifestyles of the late 19th century.

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Ranch Management

The Muriel L. MacGregor Charitable Trust, is managed by a Board of Trustees and the work of the ranch is accomplished by two very dedicated individuals and a lot of volunteers.


Program Administrator
Katherine Ellerman

Katherine grew up in Conifer Colorado, riding and showing horses. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Business from Colorado State University in May of 2015.

Ranch Foreman
Brett Rasmussen



Chairman - William VanHorn
Trustee - Ken Morgan
Trustee - Gary Cleveland
Trustee – Ed Kitchen
Trustee – Dudley Mitchell
Trustee Emeritus- Orpha Kendall