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COMING SUMMER 2024: We are in our last few weeks of Phase 1 construction and do not have an official opening date yet. Thank you for your patience!

Observer Ranch Campground & Learning Center will be an educational campground, offering classes, a library and learning opportunities in addition to camping activities for guests. We are located in Penrose, Colorado, with plenty to explore outdoors in the surrounding areas!

Our Little Spark Library will have 350+ books focused on Earth/Space Science, Nature, Outdoors, Classics, Gardening/Homesteading, Permaculture and more! Nurture your love of learning here and find a book that inspires you!

Our Learning Center will provide a space for informative and engaging classes, events, hands-on learning, and appeal to different learning styles and preferences. It is equipped with a 120′ projector with a large wrap around deck for enjoyment and connection.

Our hope is that you’ll come as you are, with your family, friends, kids, loved ones to connect to nature, explore the community around you and deepen understanding of topics that pique your interests! 



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Observer Ranch Updates: May 2024


As we embark on this journey together, we are excited to hear your feedback, suggestions, and ideas. Your input will be invaluable in shaping the future of Observer Ranch. The anticipation of welcoming new campers is incredibly exciting. Our team has worked tirelessly to ensure that everything is in perfect order, from the pristine campsites and well-maintained facilities to the exciting activities we have planned. We can’t wait to share the natural surroundings, the warmth of our campfire stories, and the joy of creating lasting memories with each and every guest. This season promises to be filled with unforgettable experiences, and we look forward to welcoming you to Observer Ranch – your home away from home!



…I cannot stress the importance of the work of yourself and the Observers at large have had on my life…

B. Medhurst