Spend the summer with us and see why families have been visiting this Mountain Oasis for generations!
Originally dubbed the Colorado Dream Ranch, Taylor Park Trading Post was established in 1940 and is still run by the same family that started it all. The Trading Post, Nugget Cafe and all cabins were personally built by the family. That in itself is a bit of Americana history!
Our unique, family run destination is nestled high in the mountains at an elevation of 9400 feet on the Taylor Park Reservoir. Not only is it set against a stunning Rocky Mountain backdrop, but its location is centrally located amongst the some of the state's most stunning wilderness, making it the perfect base camp for exploration!
About Taylor Park Trading Post
The Ranch is located 1/2 mile from the east shore of Taylor Reservoir (a 2,040 acre mountain lake that is deep, clear and full of fish!) and abounds with magnificent views of the Sawatche Range. The area around the resort is ideal for camping, hiking, backpacking and ATV's, fishing, hunting, photography, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. This is an excellent place to come to get away from it all, relax in the great outdoors and enjoy the endless possibilities for outdoor recreation.
Taylor Park Trading Post includes a General Store, Gift Shop, Rental Cabins, Full hook-up RV sites & a Restaurant. The general store offers a variety of convenience items (i.e. groceries, ice, gas, air, water...) as well as all the necessary camping supplies, fishing tackle, and other miscellaneous items needed to enjoy all the recreational activities in the area.
We are an outpost of comforts in a wild, beautiful and remote section of the Rockies!
The Employee Experience
At Taylor Park Trading Post, you will have a great opportunity to explore the outdoors. Our location allows you to experience 100% pure Colorado!
We are a family owned and operated organization, and a teamwork attitude is a necessity. Successful candidates understand the idea of working when you work, and playing when you play. Preference will be given to individuals who can stay the whole season. We depend on you.
Room and Board
Individuals are placed in housing around the property free of charge. We have apartments above the cafe and a separate bunkhouse with shared living spaces. Employees are placed two to a room.
Shared kitchens are provided, and you are responsible for making your own food.
Shift meals are provided for cafe workers only.
If you have your own RV, we have full hookup RV sites. Ask about details.
Because of the shared living spaces, cooperation is appreciated.
Getting Here and Getting Around
The Taylor Park Trading Post is located 34 miles northeast of Gunnison, Colorado. We are 38 miles west of Buena Vista by way of Cottonwood Pass, CR-209, and east of Taylor Reservoir at the junction of CR-742 & CR-765.
- Backpacking & Hiking
The mountain towns of Crested Butte, Gunnison, Salida and Buena Vista are all nearby.