Upcoming Events

  • Colorado Living History School Program (Autumn)

    18th October 2018 9:30 am
    Admission: By Reservation Only

    Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site Colorado History School Program is designed to help students become immersed in the 18th and 19th century’s culture for the most interactive educational experience. Our program is designed so that students learn they are part of history, and relate what they learn about the past to their lives today. Students are encouraged to participate in hands-on activities, and to ask and answer questions. It is our goal to provide you with the best educational experience possible! This program is directed at grade three; however, we encourage all ages to participate! Your visit will include: Lifestyles, struggles, and rewards of:

    • American Indians
    • Homesteaders, miners, health seekers, explorers and farmers
    • Blacksmiths
    An activity packet will be sent with the confirmation with further exploration of Rock Ledge Ranch, if your class(es) would like to explore before or after the scheduled program. Planning your visit:
      • Programs offered 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
      • Minimum of 50 students to attend. (Both time slots for 100+)
      • Please ensure all visitors are prepared for the weather! Barn will be open for shelter in inclement weather.
      • Our staff and volunteers will lead the group and group leaders to the appropriate program areas.
      • Please arrive prior to the reservation time, as late arrivals will receive a shorter program.
      • Call for availability and reservation: 719-578-6777

  • Everything But The Oink

    10th November 2018 10:00 am
    Admission: LHA Members: Free Adults: $8, Seniors: $5, Children 6-12: $4, Children under 6 are free

    Everything but the oink!

    It's an old saying that sums up the dietary and economic importance of hogs to farmers, ranchers and homesteaders.

    To keep the meat from spoiling during the curing process, hogs were processed in the coolest, fall months of the year.  Lard was rendered to use for baking and to make soap and medicinals. Everyone participated in this annual event, so dress for the weather and join us at the Woodshop for this educational demonstration. In addition to hog processing, you can observe sausage making at the Rock Ledge House and Orchard House. Galloway Cabin will demonstrate soap making throughout the day. Special assistance provided by Zettlemoyer’s Custom Meat Processing.    

  • Holiday Teas and Tours

    5th December 2018 1:00 pm
    Admission: $30 per person. Reservation required.

    • Wednesday, December 5

    • Friday, December 7

    • Saturday, December 8

    • Wednesday, December 12

    Celebrate the holiday season in the 1907 Orchard House with our annual holiday teas! Experience a traditional English tea and tour of the country estate decorated with fresh greens in an antiquated style. Learn about Edwardian history and etiquette. This event is offered once a year, and fills up quickly! Reservations available Wednesday after Labor Day- September 5 -until full.

  • Holiday Evening

    15th December 2018 4:00 pm
    Admission: LHA Members: Free Adults: $8, Seniors: $5, Children 6-12: $4, Children under 6 are free.

    Rock Ledge Ranch will be transformed with the sights, sounds, and aromas of this traditionally festive season! The evening features tractor rides, old-time musical entertainment, lantern light tours to the 1860’s Homestead Cabin, Blacksmithing demonstrations, barn dancing, Victorian celebrations in the 1880’s Rock Ledge House and Edwardian festivities in the 1907 Orchard House. St. Nicholas will be in the Carriage House to visit with children and adults. Purchase those extra special gifts at the General Store. Hot cider and other goodies will be available at several locations around the Ranch. Admission price includes all activities and tours.