Due to continued concerns over the logistics associated with COVID -19 protocols as driven by the State of Colorado and our local health department, the ranch tours at James Ranch continue to be postponed for the summer of 2021. This includes all school groups, organizations and individual tours.
On the bright side... no later than Memorial Day weekend, we plan to have our "new and improved" Self-Guided Tour for all visiting the Market and Grill. This free, interactive and informative tour will be conducive to all visitors (small and large groups) while adhering to current social distancing requirements of the state.
If you are interested in learning more about our 2022 tour plans, click here.
When James Ranch Grill is open the Self-Guided Tour is always available. This free Self-Guided Tour follows a path around the dairy barn and terraces with designated stops to read the booklet narrative.
The James Ranch Self-guided tour booklet can be found in the market. The walking tour takes 15 to 20 minutes and leads you around the green terraces, up to the milking parlor, by the terrace chicken coop, to the baby goats, next to the market garden; all the while educating you about the ways in which the families of the James Ranch manage and steward their land and animals.
After 10 years of giving ranch tours, the world and our lives have changed. To honor our family's mission of providing education about regenerative agriculture, we are diligently working on a fresh start. By pausing the ranch tours for the summer of 2021, we will be able to redesign the how, why and who will be involved.
This a great opportunity to give our interested and curious customers a more intimate and enhanced experience. We plan to delve more deeply into aspects of our operation and encourage and empower our third-generation to share their unique interests and perspectives. It will also allow us to integrate technology into our reservation system, ticketing, and calendar.
It is an exciting time for us. Sharing all the ins and outs of a working, regenerative ranch and how our stewardship affects our ecosystem will be a joy for us to share.