School Field Trips

Field Trips at the Ranch

We are excited to partner with schools in the Pikes Peak Region to provide your students with an educational, hands-on experience at our living history ranch. Engage with Colorado history up close with our historical interpreters.

Experience what life would have been like prior to the homestead era, when Ute bands traded with French trappers; the effects of the Homestead Act of 1861 on the West; how early settlers farmed in Colorado’s arid climate; how the railroad brought new entrepreneurs to the Pikes Peak region; and what a late 19th-Century blacksmith did in a day at the anvil.

Information for Teachers

We provide guided tours for your students, who must be chaperoned by a teacher at a ratio of at least 1 teacher per 10 students. We will tailor the experience to the age groups of your students. Picnic tables on the south side of the Orchard House and at various locations by the pond make great spots for post- (or pre-) field trip picnics. Restrooms and drinking fountains are available on site.

Spring field trips are offered every Friday from April 5th through May 10th. Visit in the morning from 9:30-11:30am, or in the afternoon from 12pm-2pm. We require a minimum of 40 students per field trip. Tickets are $4 per student and extra adults who are not designated chaperones. We encourage homeschoolers and homeschool co-ops to visit the Ranch on our Homeschool days in fall and spring.

Summer field trips are very similar to spring and fall field trips, except that the minimum number of students you ought to bring is 10 students. Morning field trips are from 10am-12pm, and afternoon field trips are from 12:30-2:30pm. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

At Rock Ledge Ranch, we steward a diverse outdoor museum by engaging, inspiring, and educating guests with the cultural and agricultural stories of the Pikes Peak Region.

Request Your SUMMER 2024 Field Trip


Please note that submitting your field trip request that does not guarantee you a field trip.
We do our best to honor requests, but we schedule field trips on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you would like to inquire further about the field trips offered at the Ranch, or if you experience difficulties with the form, please email us at or call us at 719-578-6777. 

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