Observer Ranch Campground & Learning Center will inform our campers of the latest research, discoveries through digestible content for a multi-generational audience. The Earth is changing, thus necessitating the need to learn how to adapt and thrive.

We will start our first season with 33 RV sites (8 with provided trailers) and 6 Cabins for campers and their loved ones to enjoy in Penrose, CO, with plenty to explore in the surrounding areas! There will be 30 spots available for monthly RV/Boat Storage. 

In additional to traditional campground facilities, we will have a Learning Center to host classes and programs, and a Library with 300+ books focused on Earth/Space Science, Nature, Outdoors, Gardening and more!

in 2014-2015, The Mobile Observatory Project traveled across the country in a retrofitted RV (75 events in 41 states and 4 provinces in 8 months!), doing educational outreach at museums, planetariums, schools and other venues, as well as hosting an annual conference series, Observing The Frontier from 2015-2019. The Observer community has grown over the last decade, and our team hopes to bring the same spirit of community and connection at Observer Ranch! 


Anika at an Observering The Frontier Conference 2018


…I’m constantly blown away by the detail, the research just the sheer amount of time and data it takes to put out these videos…

J. Hammock