Farming is the story of the West
Farming is the history of the Wilson’s
The tour of Wilson Legacy Farms is provided by Mesa Verde Farms & Ranch Tours, a partnership between West Adventures & Tours, the Cortez Cultural Center, Mesa Verde Country, the CSU Extension Office and local farmers and ranchers. Wilson Legacy Farms Tour is a truly one-of-a-kind tour that includes a hay ride, personal tour with the farmers and samples of the product.
Start Time: 8 AM
Duration: approximately 6 hours
Cost: $92 per person *samples are included (enough for a 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 and a hat or umbrella; sunscreen; cash for gratuities and souvenirs
Weather conditions: Tour takes place rain or shine
If you’re late: Call/Text 970 - 739 - 0625
Tour of a working, family farm
Unique experience of farm life
A fun and knowledgeable guide
Samples of the farmers product
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.