Rock Ledge opens June 4; sheep shearing event June 5
The Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will open to the public June 4, with its annual sheep shearing event Saturday, June 5.
From then through the summer, the site will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Rock Ledge, located in the Garden of the Gods and accessible from Gateway Road west of 30th Street, restores the look and feel of the working ranch/farm that existed at that location in the late 1800s. Volunteer docents add to the effect by dressing in fashions of the time.
Also scheduled this month is the Lone Feather Council Powwow June 26. The ranch will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day for dance competitions, food and games.
Places visitors can go at the 200-acre site are the 1860s Galloway homestead cabin, the 1880s Chambers farm, including the restored Victorian Rock Ledge House, the Orchard House that William Palmer built and the American Indian area.
New at the ranch this year are the blacksmith area, a cow and horse, a smokehouse and recently planted apple orchard.
Admission prices are $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and $1 for children older than 6.
Volunteers are also welcome to work part-time at the ranch during the summer season. For more information, call 578-6777.
Westside Pioneer Article from press release