Aspen Valley Ranch

Inspiring appreciation of the environment and natural resources through innovative education

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The Mountain of the Sun Music Festival, hosted once again by Aspen Valley Ranch  was a great celebration of Americana roots music on America’s mountain!


On 225 acres, one mile west of Woodland Park, Colorado, Aspen Valley Ranch provides an avenue for various groups, both public and private, encouraging enthusiasm, participation and appreciations of our forest’s natural beauty.

Committed to improving the health and sustainability of the property, we practice healthy forest management by thinning several acres per year towards the mitigation of wildfires and Mountain Pine Beetle
infestation.

A year round operating 20 x 50’ greenhouse affords the opportunity to learn about, implement and enjoy the proceeds of high altitude organic gardens. The Woodland Park Harvest Center operates a 22’ diameter dome greenhouse, growing food for the Community Cupboard using only solar heat.  Dedicated to promoting innovations, creativity and human ingenuity, we offer educational classes designed to create community self- reliance, including alternative building structures, repurposing and self-sufficiency.

Over 15 non-profit organizations utilize the Ranch programs, workshops and facilities including:

  • CSU Master Gardeners Program
  • Coalition for Upper South Platte
  • Woodland Park School District
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • Teller County Search & Rescue
  • Upadowna
  • Community Partnership
  • Catamount Institute
  • The Harvest Center
  • Woodland Park Arts Alliance
  • The Mountain Top Cycling Club

Events

The Homestead Series
Summer 2016

Classes presented by The Harvest CenterTeller Park Conservation District and Aspen Valley Ranch begin April 23 with seed starting.  Classes are offered once a month through October 8th.  Sessions include, raising chickens, caring for bees, food preservation, plant identification, soap making and a seed swap.

Aspen Valley Ranch Mountain Bike Race
Saturday, August 13th – 8:00 a.m.
Come and join The Mountain Top Cycling Club’s 2nd Annual Aspen Valley Mountain Bike Race.  The 8:00 a.m. start for Cat 2, Single Speed, Fat tire and Clydesdale, and Juniors 15 – 18. Three laps 16.5 miles. 1 minute between Mens and Womens. The course is 4.6 miles with 750 feet of climbing. Tough, never flat, maximum grade 10%.  Free lunch provided by Serrano’s Mexican Restaurant starting at 10:30AM.  Sponsored by Ute Pass Family Chiropractic.  For more information and to register, please visit Mountain Top Cycling Club.

The American Cancer Society Relay of Life Hike and Bike
Aspen Valley Ranch,  September 24th – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
This amazing hiking and biking event brings communities together to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost, and raise money to fight cancer.  Teams gather to participate in this amazing fundraising event.  The Hike and Bike brings together teams of friends, families, businesses, schools, hospitals, and places of worship. People from all walks of life join in the fun! Games, activities, and entertainment take place throughout the entire event! Designated trails will be assigned for those who are hiking and those who are biking. Fun activities will take place on the trails along the way!  Register.

Latest News

8.11.16
Register for the Great Pumpkin Run at Venetucci Farm – October 8th

Directions

AVR is located at 1150 South West Road in Woodland Park – just one mile from downtown. When driving into Woodland Park on Highway 24 (from Colorado Springs), turn left onto West Road (at the stoplight just past Donut Mill). Follow West Road for about 1.1 miles. The entrance to AVR will be on your left (marked by two stone sculptures).

For Raven Nest concerts, follow the main drive through AVR until you reach an intersection with a pond in front of you. Bear right and follow the road around the ranch house. Raven Nest will be on your left, just past the ranch house.

Please Note: Aspen Valley Ranch is not yet open to the public, except during special events.

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