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Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

Opens in 5 min: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Great for photos

A beautiful walk for families with children, lots of history and plenty of opportunities for taking... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
Michelle P
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Great family outing

We took our friends visiting Colorado with their kids to the homestead event. What fun! We saw... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2018
jhquality
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“blacksmith shop”(15 reviews)
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Visit history in the valley of the Garden of the Gods! Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is a living history museum and farm, depicting life in the Pikes Peak region. We representing American Indians circa 1775, homesteading in the 1860's, farming...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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3105 Gateway Rd., Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

A beautiful walk for families with children, lots of history and plenty of opportunities for taking great photos. There is also a barn area where animals are kept, which is perfect for little ones

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Michelle P
Exploration776886, Front Office Manager at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Thank you for your review, Michelle P! We are glad you and your family have had the opportunity to enjoy the site.

Reviewed 23 November 2018

We took our friends visiting Colorado with their kids to the homestead event. What fun! We saw weaving, corn grinding, old farm life & had a great hands on experience..

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jhquality
Exploration776886, Front Office Manager at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Thank you for the review jhquality! We are thrilled your friends were able to have an authentic historic experience!

Reviewed 2 November 2018

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, or the Chambers Ranch, is a living history museum and farm located immediately adjacent to the entrance to the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The 24-acre complex, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 11 October 2018

My husband makes it to this event most every year on the 4th. I normally cannot attend as its too hot.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Autumn M
Exploration776886, Front Office Manager at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thanks, Autumn! We are glad your husband is able to attend. We hope you'll attend one of our events in the cooler months!

Reviewed 3 October 2018

You will be guided on a trail through Garden Of the Gods which is magical in itself. The leaders discussed the history of each rock formation as you trotted along in your group, led both in front and back by expert riders.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CherylR2019
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Just happen by this place after we had lunch in the area. They were having a fall festival at the time. The grounds are very nice and I’m sure they have weddings there, they even have a small chapel down from the house. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 344LisaJ
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Want to see Garden of the Gods without all the traffic and some shade? This is the place. The walk is beautiful with some uphill to the trails. You can see the backside of Garden of the Gods and there are some shade trees along...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jerry B
Exploration776886, Front Office Manager at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

We love your review Jerry B! Thank you!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

If you want to learn about the early inhabitants of the area this is the place to go. It's a living history museum of sorts. A great place to go as a family, especially if you home school are covering Colorado history.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank James W
Rock Ledge Ranc... H, Front Office Manager at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

James W-- We couldn't agree more! Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 19 August 2018

We visited Rock Ledge ranch for a sheep dog and sheep shearing demonstration earlier this year, which was fascinating and not to be missed if you have never seen it before. This is a working demonstration farm, and visitors can tour the historic house and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Rock Ledge Ranc... H, Front Office Manager at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Special Agent M...T-- we thank you for your review. --and we couldn't agree more!

Reviewed 15 August 2018

It's a three mile walk to get to everything on the ranch. We all enjoyed the site particularly the blacksmith shop

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JohnF023
Rock Ledge Ranc... H, Front Office Manager at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Good day JohnF023! Thank you for the review. Exercise and education all in one!

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Response from fik2000 | Reviewed this property |
Total $24 for 2 adults and 2 children (Jun 2018)
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Mary F
1 July 2017|
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Response from drdsall | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any wheel chairs there. Much of it is outside on dirt walkways due to it being a historical site.
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Maemae884
18 March 2017|
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Response from JEBH_200 | Reviewed this property |
It is a city park that you can access any day (via the road on the south side or trails at Garden of the Gods.) The buildings are only open on particular days in which you must pay or be a member to be on grounds.
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