The West Comes to Life During This Living History Program Focused on Colorado Springs

The spirited history of the West comes to life at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. On Saturday, August 17th, you are invited to explore the lifestyles and homes of the Pikes Peak Region’s early inhabitants. Knowledgeable interpreters will assist you on your journey through one of the nation’s premier historic sites. Come experience the lifestyle of the Ute and Plains Indians who lived along the Central Front Range of the Rocky Mountains this weekend!

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site’s story begins with the American Indians. The Ute’s oral tradition says that Colorado is their homeland and they have no migration story. Though many American Indian groups traveled through the Pikes Peak region, we primarily tell the Ute story. Today, many American Indians live, work, and go to school in the Pikes Peak Region, including Ute, Arapaho, and Cheyenne people.

As a living history museum, the Rock Ledge Ranch provides a safe, educational and experiential program that interprets the social, agricultural, and economic development of the Pikes Peak region. Visitors can escape from their modern-day lives to experience history with all five senses and make memories for a lifetime.

Guests will learn about the rigors of making a move West and homesteading this land in the late 1860s. You will gain an appreciation of the challenges of operating a working farm in the late 19th century. You’ll even be charmed by the grace and sophistication of an early 20th-century estate, built by the founder of Colorado Springs, General William J. Palmer.

Learn more about the rich history of our amazing hometown during the Living History program! The Living History Program is free to attend. For more information, please call 719-578-6777 or visit

Community interaction is an important part of life, which is why Pikes Place on San Miguel Apartments in Colorado Springs, Colorado is urging you to join in all of the excitement at this event! Don’t be shy—plenty of fun awaits in the greater neighborhood beyond our beautiful apartment community.

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, August 17, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
3105 Gateway Road
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904

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