Friends of Beckwith Ranch

64161 Hwy 69 North
Westcliffe, CO 81252

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1646
Westcliffe, CO 81252

Phone: (303) 877-4184
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Contact: Courtney Miller


The Friends of Beckwith Ranch (FBR) is an organization focused on the restoration and preservation of the Historic Beckwith Ranch with a goal to capture the legacy of the Wet Mountain Valley’s and Colorado’s ranching heritage. Visitors can experience the home and buildings that the Beckwith family, guests, and employees lived in over a century ago.

The Beckwith Ranch was established in 1869 by Edwin Beckwith who saw an opportunity to supply beef to the miners in the valley. He was later joined by his brother Elton and together they built one of the largest cattle operations in Colorado.

The Beckwith Ranch provides a unique experience for tourists, educators, history buffs, and anyone interested in the ranching life of the late 1800’s. Today Beckwith Ranch is the most photographed historic site in Colorado.

All donations go towards further restoration, preservation, and educational programs at Beckwith Ranch.