Rock Ledge Ranch and Historic Site
Rock Ledge Ranch and Historic Site

Rock Ledge Ranch is an educational living history farm and museum set in a beautiful park in Colorado Springs. The Ranch lies within the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, which is managed by the Living History Association (LHA), whose mission it is to protect, preserve, restore and maintain the natural and historical integrity of Rock Ledge Ranch.

»History

History

The property has seen several periods of development throughout history and significant historic structures that were built during certain times remain. Lovingly restored back to their former glory, these historic buildings, include Rock Ledge Ranch, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Ranch is an excellent example of living history and is used to depict life in the Pikes Peak region over four time periods in history spanning from 1775 to 1907. Rock Ledge Ranch was used during four different eras, during the time of the Native Americans in 1775, as the Galloway Homestead in the 1860s, as the Chambers Home and Ranch in 1880s, and as a 1907 Edwardian Country Estate.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and Rock Ledge Ranch brings the spirit of Wild West back to life where visitors are invited to explore the homes and lifestyles of the early inhabitants of the Pikes Peak Region. Knowledgeable interpreters and docents are on hand to assist visitors as they explore one of the nation’s premier historic sites. Photo: Rock Ledge Ranch and Historic Site

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»Museum

Museum

Visitors can travel back to the era of the Plains and Ute Indians who lived along the Rocky Mountains’ Central Front Range and experience their unique lifestyle and way of living. They can then discover more about the hardships of moving west and creating a homestead on this land in the late 1860’s, before being charmed by the elegance and grace of an estate from the early 20th-century, built by General William J. Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs. The site features a working blacksmith shop, an adjacent barn with horses and a chicken coop, and there are cows and sheep grazing around the farm, creating a realistic look and feel of a historic working farmstead. Photo: Rock Ledge Ranch and Historic Site

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»Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is located at 1401 Recreation Way in Colorado Springs, right next to the Garden of the Gods, a magnificent natural landmark of orange-red rock standing 300 feet high. Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and Rock Ledge Ranch is open for the season from June 4th through August 20th. During the summer months, Rock Ledge Ranch is open from Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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1401 Recreation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80905, website, Phone: 719-578-6777 Photo: Rock Ledge Ranch and Historic Site

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Rock Ledge Ranch and Historic Site in Colorado Springs


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