The spirited history of the West comes to life at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. You are invited to explore the lifestyles and homes of the Pikes Peak Region’s early inhabitants. Knowledgeable interpreters will assist you on your journey through one of the nation’s premier historic sites. The American Indian area is the only one west of the Mississippi.
Several periods of development took place on this property and significant historic structures remain here. These historic buildings have been carefully restored to their original appearance. The Ranch was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
You can experience the lifestyle of the Ute and Plains Indians who lived along the Central Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. You can learn about the rigors of making a move west and homesteading this land in the late 1860’s. You may gain an appreciation of the challenges of operating a working farm in the late 19th century. You will be charmed by the grace and sophistication of an early 20th century estate, built by the founder of Colorado Springs, General William J. Palmer.
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is privately supported by Members of Rock Ledge Ranch Living History Association and managed by Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department of the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
To become a member of the Living History Association you can mail a completed form or sign-up at the entrance gate or the Heritage shoppe.
For information regarding the management of the historic park grounds, you may contact our site manager through the convenient on-line form. Just choose the “Information Desk” and ask away.