Green Place Ranch
The Green Place Ranch was originally homesteaded in 1924. The ranch is off-grid using solar and wind systems for electricity and solar thermal for hot water and heat. Natural grassfed beef, chickens and turkeys are raised without pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics and vaccines. They can all be seen grazing on the mesa. A suite of birds and other wildlife abounds in this remote location and diverse habitat.
Attractions: Remote working organic ranch. Awsome hiking and wildlife viewing, including elk bugling in the fall.
Habitat: Rimrock/Mesa, Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Pond/Lake/Reservoir
Directions: You will need a high clearance vehicle to make this trip. From Olathe turn west onto Hwy 348. Turn left (south) on 55.00 Rd, then right (west) on Falcon road, which is gravel. Go left (south) on 54.25. Keep going over the cattle guard. The road begins to get rough! Continue over the narrow bridge. Take the right fork at the rock pile and begin your climb. You'll go over two cattle guards on the way up. Ahead and to your left across the canyon you will see a large open area on a mesa--that's the ranch. From the rock pile it is 5 1/2 miles.
Delorme: 55 D7
Roads of Colorado: 106 A3
Dates of Access: Year round by appointment. Access limited in winter due to road conditions.
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Admission: Donations accepted
Restrictions: Free ranging livestock. Due to remoteness of location, please carry water and food. Dogs must be leashed at all times, and we prefer you leave them at home. Wildlife rehabilitation area off limits.
Lodging: Motels in Montrose and Delta
Handicapped Access: No