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Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

Gateway Rd., Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO
+1 719-578-6777
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Fun, historic area with easy walking/running trails.

We get into the area early in the morning and thoroughly enjoy the fresh morning air and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
This was a trip highlight!

Rock Ledge Ranch is a large piece of property divided into an Indian area with a tepee etc, a log... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Margaret H
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA
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Gateway Rd., Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO
+1 719-578-6777
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We get into the area early in the morning and thoroughly enjoy the fresh morning air and peacefulness of the area. Have seen lots of wildlife from a bear to a bobcat! Always see deer and occasionally a coyote! Love the place!

Thank Cowgirlmama56
Reviewed 3 days ago

Rock Ledge Ranch is a large piece of property divided into an Indian area with a tepee etc, a log cabin farm, a later farm with barn etc, a 1900's home, a general store and blacksmith shop, a bigger home etc. Each area is staffed...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Rock Ledge Ranch is just across from Garden of the Gods visitor center. Very inexpensive ($5 adults, $4). Colorado Springs history in outdoor interactive settings...Indians, early settlers, blacksmith, farming, houses with individuals in character and dressed in costume. Lots of interesting information. Places to picnic.

Thank bjswanson1789
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find! I am a American History buff & I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful site. I felt like I was going back into time. The docents shared some wonderful stories about each building we went in to! The grounds were so beautiful! I loved...More

Thank ldlindauer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our kids talked us into this one and it was worth it! It was truly a "living" museum - the volunteers really got into their roles and we learned so much from the Ute Indians to the Homestead Act to the changes in technology! It...More

1  Thank LeeAnn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to spend part of the holiday. Easy parking. Reasonable entry fees. Activities and events for all ages. A true living museum. Garden of the Gods backdrop can't be beat.

Thank servehim65
Reviewed 20 June 2017

My granddaughter just studied the Homestead Act in 4th grade. This park brought that to life for her. Stay clear of the horses though. One bit me!

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Wonderful living history. The outdoor area has an indigenous Ute family site, a Homestead Act era "homestead," beautifully and correctly furnished homes from the mid- and late-1800s. Wonderful site and fascinating living history enactments. If the site is operating when you're anywhere close to Colorado...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The buildings are open only on specific days but you can walk the grounds all through the year. It's a beautiful spot that is right in the middle of town with a great view of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. Would have loved...More

1  Thank JEBH_200
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Has original buildings from initial settlements of the area. Great learning experience for kids. Also has a small Native American site.

Thank drdsall
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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.
19 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.