Rock Ledge Ranch

The spirited history of the West comes to life at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.


Built by Colorado Springs founder, General William J. Palmer, several periods of development took place on at Rock Ledge Ranch and significant historic structures remain here with many of the historic buildings restored to their original appearance. The Ranch was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. 

You can experience the lifestyle of the Ute and Plains Native Americans who lived along the Central Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. You can learn about the rigors of making a move west and homesteading this land in the late 1860’s and gain an appreciation of the challenges of operating a working farm in the late 19th century.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is privately supported by Members of Rock Ledge Ranch Living History Association and managed by Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department of the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado.