Aspen Valley Ranch
Aspen Valley Ranch, donated to Pikes Peak Community Foundation by Gordon Jackson, will serve the Pikes Peak region as a center for innovative education.
This 300-acre ranch, located only one mile from downtown Woodland Park, Colorado, will offer programs, workshops, and activities focused on science and environmental education, music, the arts, practical living skills, high-altitude gardening, forest management, and more. School children, families, and adults, along with tourists visiting our area, will find creative opportunities to learn, explore, discover and create at the Ranch.
Earth Day at Aspen Valley Ranch
April 16, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Aspen Valley Ranch is gearing up to Celebrate Earth Day. The event will be held at the Ranch in collaboration with Catamount Institute, The Harvest Center, and the Teller Park Conservation District.
This year the students in the E-3 program from Catamount Institute in the Woodland Park elementary schools will have Show and Tell presentations celebrating the things they have experienced and learned this year. The E-3 program is an enrichment program for students in grades K-5. For 6 weeks the 2-5th graders meet weekly for 2 hours at Aspen Valley Ranch studying diverse subjects such as plant and animal studies, physical science, eco systems, weather, soil and rock and renewable energy.
In addition there will be many presentations including a solar oven demonstration, seed planting, tours of two greenhouses, a cordwood house, kiln and sawmill. Also several more children’s activities, a renewable energy trailer, nature yoga, native plants, a touch table from Mueller State Park, hikes and many, many more informational presentations all with the focus of bringing awareness of the diversity around us.
With plenty of parking and beautiful weather (we hope) this event is a family friendly occasion. Come and celebrate with us. Please Note: Backup date is April 30.
The Homestead Series
Starts April 23rd
Classes presented by The Harvest Center, Teller 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.
The American Cancer Society Relay of Life Hike and Bike
Aspen Valley Ranch, July 30th – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 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.
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.
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.