Ruxton's Trading Post

Ruxton's Trading Post is located in an historic building that straddles Ruxton Creek. Ruxton Creek served as a landmark and route for Native Americans and early 19th century explorers.  One of those explorers was Frederick Ruxton and it seemed appropriate that we name our store after him.

Ruxton Avenue is the route to the Cog Railway Station and the Barr Trail Trailhead. Ride the Cog Railway to the summit of Pikes Peak or test your stamina on Barr Trail, a 13 mile climb to the summit.

Ruxton's Trading Post features Cowboy and Indian Antiques and Collectibles and Native American Art. Please browse our site or contact us with your wants.

Gretchen and Mike Graham, Proprietors

Gus, Border Collie, CFO

Thank you for visiting my page. I have to tell you that it was not easy to talk my so called owners into giving me a little bit of room on their web site. I turned 5 months old the other day and they are still treating me like a puppy. When I suggested to Mike that I wanted my own page I think his exact words were "If you really want it you are going to have to learn to update it and clean up after it yourself". Gretchen said "What do you plan to put on the page? Paw prints and chew toys?". Well I whined and barked and dug some holes in the backyard lawn. This finally convinced them to give me a chance to expand my skills on the internet. Welcome to Gus's, Gus the Border Collie Page.
Fashion Photo Shoot
Fashion Photo Shot. Our border collies Gus and Mary Jane worked as models on a photo project in May. The European fashion catalog is due our fall 2008.
Santa Claws Visits Border Collie Gus
Gus received a visit from Santa Claws (Edward Wormington) on December 23, 2004. Santa was visiting Manitou Springs to rest up for his annual trip to deliver gifts to all of the good pets around the world.
Gus Climbs Quandary Peak 14,265 Feet
Gus Climbs Quandary Peak 14,265 Feet
Devil's Head Fire Lookout Tower,Pike N.Forest
These are snapshots of my trip to Devil's Head Fire Lookout Tower on September 4, 2002. The first picture is of my friend Jay Jansen and me inside the Lookout. After we exchanged salutations Jay and I recalibrated the fire finder, announced our status 10-10, 10-8 to "PEE-EB-LOW" and dialed-up Dominos for delivery. A couple of Super Supremes later Jay and I added a 20 foot extension to the top of the radio antenna, spotted a couple of fires, saved two lost children and called it a day.

Ruxton's Trading Post

22 Ruxton Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
(719) 685-9024