Upcoming Events

  • Powwow

    23rd September 2017 at 10:00:am
    Admission: LHA Members: Free Adults: $8, Seniors: $5, Children 6-12: $4, Children under 6 are free.

    The rich American Indian heritage of the Pikes Peak region is interpreted on a daily basis at Rock Ledge Ranch.  But on this special day, the Ranch celebrates America’s indigenous nations with a traditional Powwow. The 8th Annual Garden of the Gods Rock Ledge Ranch Powwow will represent many American Indian Tribes. Activities will include dancing, drumming, singing. Enjoy Native food, arts, crafts, and exhibits. Mark your calendar and come join this fun and festivities! Also look for Cheyenne Emma Rose Wilson, the 2016 Garden of the Gods Rock Ledge Ranch Powwow Princess.  When she was crowned at the 2016 Powwow, Cheyenne was 13 and in the 8th grade. She is the daughter of the late Daniel Wilson, who served in the Army, and Laura Wilson. Her family attends powwows all over Colorado and several neighboring states. She will be representing the Ranch at the Denver March Powwow.  Cheyenne  is half Dine, one/quarter Lakota, and one/quarter Cheyenne. In addition to dancing at Powwows, Cheyenne  has been dancing since she was a toddler, and danced both fancy shawl and jingle dress.  She loves sports and plays basket ball, soccer and lacrosse.  Cheyenne is honored and humbled to be chosen by the Powwow Committee to represent Garden of the Gods Rock Ledge Ranch Powwow for the 2016-2017 year.

  • Harvest Festival

    7th October 2017 at 10:00:am
    Admission: FREE

    In recognition of the bounty of a traditional Fall Harvest, the Ranch is open free of admission on this day. The Ranch will be filled with activities and fun in the crisp autumn air. Take a wagon ride with the family, listen to old-time music, pick a pumpkin to take home, scramble for candy, kick back on the lawn with a slice of pie, and take time to tour the Historic Homes, visit the Blacksmith and more. Small fee apply to most activities at $0.50 a ticket. Pumpkins are $5 each. Bid for fine, handcrafted folk art at the silent auction in the Carriage House! Plan to stay through the day as food vendors will be on site.

  • Colorado Living History School Program (Autumn)

    10th October 2017 at 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.
      • 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.

  • Everything But The Oink

    11th November 2017 at 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

    6th December 2017 at 1:00:pm
    Admission: $25 per person. Reservation required.

    Wednesday, December 6 Friday, December 8 Saturday, December 9 Wednesday, December 13

    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 tea etiquette. This event is offered once a year, and fills up quickly! Reservations available September 6 until full.

  • Holiday Evening

    16th December 2017 at 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.