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Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Headquarters, Mail Code 1200
1401 Recreation Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80905-1975
Phone: (719) 385-5940
Fax: (719) 385-6599
Email: spark@SpringsGov.c. . .
Hours: 8 am - 2 pm, Monday through Friday





City of Colorado Springs / Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services / Cultural Services / Rock Ledge Ranch / Ranch Programs

Rock Ledge Ranch Programs

Hands-on demonstrations, tours, and exhibits bring history to life of the American Indians in the Central Front Range and of pioneer settlement in the Pikes Peak Region.
Wagon rides are fun!

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site mission is to preserve, protect, restore, and maintain the natural and historical integrity of this site, while providing opportunities for safe, educational, and experiential programs which represent and interpret the social, agricultural, and economic development of the Pikes Peak region from 1775-1910.

The American Indian Area at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is dedicated and committed to the accurate interpretation of the significant American Indian heritage of the Central Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. American Indian history is told through the perspective of the American Indian people.

Hands-on demonstrations, tours, and exhibits bring history to life of the American Indians in the Central Front Range and of pioneer settlement in the Pikes Peak Region. The park illustrates four distinct historical time periods: 1775-1835 American Indian Camp, 1860s Galloway Homestead, 1880s Chambers Farm, and 1907 Orchard House Estate. Admission proceeds contribute to site operations and on-going restoration.

Tips when visiting...

  • Parking is available when one enters the site from Gateway Road across from the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center on 30th Street. At the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site sign, follow the gravel road south to the main parking lot and admission building.
  • Help perserve our natural and cultural heritage by keeping pets on a leash, respecting all wildlife and livestock by not handling or feeding them; using litter containers; picnicking only in designated picnic areas and not removing anything from the park.
  • The Heritage Shop has refreshments and a wonderful assortment of unique gifts, books, and special souvenirs to delight young and old alike. Make time during your visit to browse the shelves and purchase a unique remembrance of your visit. Proceeds support on-going restoration projects.