Farm & Ranch Tours In July
FRIDAY 7/5 • SATURDAY 7/6 @ Wilson Legacy Farms
FRIDAY 7/12 • SATURDAY 7/13 @ Fozzie’s Farm
Farming & Ranching is the story of the West. Everyone who has settled here — from the ancient Puebloan peoples, to the Utes & Navajos; from the Spanish missionaries to the American settlers — has farmed. On this tour you will learn how agriculture defined and created the Colorado frontier.
Complete your Colorado experience by touring a local, working farm and see how life really works in the rural southwest.
Tours include a hay ride and samples of a traditional farm-family meal.
About Wilson Legacy Farms
The Wilson family homesteaded the original 160 acres that is now Wilson Legacy Farms in 1911. Situated in the small community of Pleasant View, the mountain ranges visible from the farm create a beautiful backdrop around an agricultural basin.
With appreciation for the past, Wilson Legacy Farms is now focusing on enhancing conservation practices and experimenting with new technology. Recently Wilson Legacy Farms teamed up with the National Resource Conservation Service district and an irrigation company in Kansas by implementing drip irrigation on one of the center pivots, the first of its type in the area. Wilson Legacy Farms is now also practicing crop rotations that promote soil health and resource conservation. Soil health is recognized on the farm as one of the most important resources to protect and improve.
The people behind Wilson Legacy Farms are true Coloradan farmers. They believe in honesty, integrity, hard work, and Christian-centered values to maintain a fully functioning, solely family-owned farm.
Tour Time: 8 or 9 AM *depending
Tour Length: 6 hours
Cost: $92 per person *samples are included (enough for a lunch)
Tour of a working, family farm
Unique experience of farm life
Hay ride and tour of the farm
A fun and knowledgeable guide
Samples of a traditional farm-family lunch!
Meeting point: Cortez Cultural Center, 25 North Market Street
Sales deadline: 24 hours before the start of the tour
Tour size: 14 people maximum
What to wear: Weather-appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes
What to bring: A bottle of water; a hat or umbrella; sunscreen; jacket; ID or proof of age; cash for gratuities and souvenirs
Weather conditions: Tour takes place rain or shine
If you’re late: Call/Text 970 - 739 - 0625