Though its future lies in the cross-hairs of the economy, Rock Ledge Ranch at the foot of the Garden of the Gods continues to preserve “living” treasures of our local and national history and culture. This video gives a glimpse of our important past at Rock Ledge Ranch.


6 Responses to Living History at Rock Ledge Ranch

  1. Sarah Milteer says:

    This is brilliant! Thank you for making this video story.

  2. Sandra says:

    I loved it! Very well done. Thank you.

  3. Amanda says:

    A great piece about a local treasure! I hope they use it to raise funds to stay open.

  4. Carol Lopez says:

    Thank you KRCC for making this piece! The Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is one of the BEST things in the city of Colorado Springs…it preserves a valuable piece of land, a timeless story of hardwork and survival living on the land, and serves as an educational resources to the entire nation. I hope the citizens of Colorado Springs will embrace it and continue to support it with their tax dollars.

  5. Steve Elder says:

    Thanks for doing this, KRCC. My daughter Kit was a youth docent at the ranch this summer. She had a great time touring guests, baking muffins, playing with the stilts and hoops with the kids, feeding the pigs (her favorite!). A unique treasure for the community — remember, folks, we ARE the community. There is not someone “out there” who will sustain these treasures for us.

  6. Jeremy Van Hoy says:

    I went for the first time this summer and really enjoyed it. Friendly hosts there and laid back feel. Not too big to wander around, as well. Thanks guys!


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