The Colorado Mountain Ranch has been family owned and operated since 1947
Back when the west was wild and the trees were more dense a man named Coach Walker had a dream to create a place where children could learn, play and have fun. He believed in the joy of childhood and working hard to preserve that for every child. After years of searching, Coach and his wife, Norma, came upon the Double M Ranch.
The 200 acre ranch was a dream-come-true; it rested atop a ridge with 360 views of the Continental Divide, Longs Peak and the plains of Colorado. A dream became a reality. Trojan Ranch opened its gate summer of 1947. Coach Walker's passion at the time was teaching all children gymnastics, he believed in the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and wanted to instill that value with the next generation.
Even though Trojan Ranch offered many activities and had strong values, the core principle has been through the Ranch’s legacy: the right of children to have fun and grow in a healthy community.
Coach and Norma had three children, Joel, Gail and Mike. All three children spent much time at the ranch and loved all that it had to offer. In 1972 Coach Walker died after an eight long battle with cancer. Norma, who was much older now, could not run the Ranch alone. Gail, Mike and Mike's wife Lynn were faced with a very hard decision. Should Trojan Ranch continue or be closed down? With little funds but a lot of determination, Gail, Mike and Lynn decided to continue the legacy of the camp.