Trujillo Homestead

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Trujillo Homestead
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Trujillo Homestead is located in Colorado
Trujillo Homestead
Trujillo Homestead is located in the US
Trujillo Homestead
Location Mosca, Colorado
Coordinates 37°43′59.88″N 105°44′8.88″W / 37.7333000°N 105.7358000°W / 37.7333000; -105.7358000Coordinates: 37°43′59.88″N 105°44′8.88″W / 37.7333000°N 105.7358000°W / 37.7333000; -105.7358000
Built 1879
NRHP Reference # 03001544
CSRHP # 5AL.706
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 4, 2004[1]
Designated NHLD February 1, 2012

The Trujillo Homestead is a historic ranch site in Mosca, Alamosa County, Colorado, not far from the Great Sand Dunes National Park. The area was first settled in the 1860s by Teofilo Trujillo, a Mexican sheep farmer. His son Pedro built a log cabin house beginning in 1879, along with other ranch outbuildings and structures. In 1902 the elder Trujillo's home was destroyed by fire during conflicts between English-speaking cattle ranchers and the Spanish Trujillos, who were by then major landowners in the area. The Trujillos sold their holdings, which became part the Medeno Zapata Ranch, now owned by the Nature Conservancy.[2] The homestead area, including the surviving homestead and the ruins of the destroyed one, was declared a National Historic Landmark District in February 2012.[3]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP Nomination for Trujillo Homestead" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  3. ^ Harrison, Carlos. "Sangre de Cristo". Preservation (Summer 2012): 55–56.