2000+ Acre Ranch Becomes Future Home!

On January 19, 2017 the initial 1047 acre parcel of the Heritage Ranch of the Rockies was purchased. The property comprises the western half of the ranch and is located north of Highway 285 at the Red Hill Pass. Late in the following year the remaining 980 acres of the ranch was secured.

The ranch site was originally homesteaded by the Wadley Family in the late 1870s. Son, Charles Wadley, later married Belle Chalmers, the daughter of Harold Chalmers who owned significant land to the south of Red Hill Ranch with irrigation rights of the Trout Creek. By 1908 the combined family dynasty formed the Chalmers, Galloway, Wadley company and operated Park County’s largest hay and livestock operation on 9000 acres.

The Rocky Mountain Mustang Refuge is proud to continue the legacy of the early settlers of Park County. Our goal is to optimize the forage and grazing quality of the ranch to provide a refuge destination for Wild Horses.