Branson School

Branson School

Admire the brick stonework and enjoy the outdoor family amenities of this two-story school, built in 1923 to meet the needs of the booming Branson community. Two hundred grade and high school students attended this school in 1923-24, when the town’s population had peaked at about 1,000. Kids will enjoy burning off energy at the playground, and the public is welcome to use the tables, grills, and potable water available east of the basketball courts.
101 Saddlerock Drive
Branson,  CO  81027

Hours of Operation

Outdoor grounds are open for public use, with first courtesy given to the students when school is in session.


From US Hwy 160 about 40 miles east of Trinidad take CO Hwy 389 about 10 miles south to Branson. Turn left (east) onto Saddlerock Drive, the first street in town. At the east end of the street, 2 blocks from the highway, you will see the two-story brick schoolhouse.

Visitor Services

Picnic Area

Travel Tips

A flyer “7 Things to Do While You’re Here in Branson,” ice cream, and refreshments are available at the historic schoolhouse (also a thrift/gift shop) just up the block on Saddlerock Drive, Fri.-Sun. in summer through September. Fuel up before leaving town for this remote area. Gas and food are 50 miles away in Trinidad or 45 miles away in Kim. Cell phone service is spotty.

Entrance Fees

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