Pinello Ranch is an innovative partnership between Pikes Peak Community Foundation (PPCF) and Colorado Springs Utilities. Colorado Springs Utilities purchased the Pinello Ranch many decades ago, and just this past year, PPCF signed a long-term lease to bring Pinello back to life as a working farm and ranch.
Located just south of Colorado Springs and adjacent to the historic Venetucci Farm, Pinello Ranch serves as an oasis for wildlife along Fountain Creek. Together, Pinello Ranch and Venetucci Farm create a 400-acre working landscape and natural habitat, one of the largest “working open spaces” in a heavily-populated metro area--anywhere in the nation.
Hay and alfalfa fields, along with a planned berry patch and replanted historic orchard, share space with deer roaming, wild turkeys coming out to eat, and coyotes on the prey.
Pinello Ranch has lain fallow for many years, but our dedicated caretakers have taken on the challenge of bringing the Ranch back to life. In their words, “Pinello Ranch is a magical place, where the animals, land, and people all interact in a positive way."
Please consider supporting this new endeavor! To donate to Pinello Ranch, please click here.
News and Events
JUST ANNOUNCED - Guided Birding Hikes
Spring Migration Series at Pinello Ranch - April 27th, May 4th, May 11th, May 25th
- Outlining our Ecological Vision: 2013 Planning for Venetucci Farm and Pinello Ranch
- Pinello Ranch releases The Avocet: A Conservation Conversation, check out the newsletter and find our more about all the activity at Pinello Ranch.
- Pinello Ranch featured in the Sunday Gazette. Check out this great article on Pinello Ranch in the Colorado Springs Gazette!
For questions about programs at Pinello Ranch or to be added to the email list, please email David Rudin, Education Coordinator at Venetucci Farm and Pinello Ranch:
PLEASE NOTE: Pinello Ranch is not currently open to the public, except for registered guests during special events.
Pinello Ranch is located at 4940 S. Hwy 85/87, Colorado Springs, CO 80911. From downtown Colorado Springs, take I-25 S to the S. Academy Blvd. exit 135. Turn left off the exit ramp. Soon afterwards, exit onto S. Hwy 85/87 towards Fountain. Pinello Ranch is the first driveway on your right.