Settle in for fine country concert at working cattle ranch

By Jen Mulson Updated: May 11, 2018 at 5:04 pm • Published: May 11, 2018 0
photo - Chico Basin Ranch is an 87,000-acre working cattle ranch located 35 miles southeast of Colorado Springs. Courtesy Chico Basin Ranch.
Chico Basin Ranch is an 87,000-acre working cattle ranch located 35 miles southeast of Colorado Springs. Courtesy Chico Basin Ranch.

The working Chico Basin Ranch southeast of Colorado Springs has country music concerts to benefit its education program. Visitors can arrive early, find a spot to camp and explore the dusty prairie life with its cowboys, cattle, horses, pronghorn and more. Then settle in for music, food and a late-night jam session around the campfire, 22500 Peyton Highway S., Peyton, 683-7960, chicobasinranch.com.

Along the way

Stay: The Rusted Poppy Inn Bed and Breakfast offers space in a restored Victorian home, 130 W. Orman Ave., Pueblo, 719-544-1350, therustedpoppyinn.com.

Eat: DC's On B Street is often described as Pueblo's secret favorite, 115 W. B St., Pueblo, 719-584-3410, dcsonbstreet.1wp.com.

Drink: Equal parts Irish pub, craft brewery and restaurant, Shamrock Brewing Co. is a popular watering hole, 108 W. Third St., Pueblo, 719-542-9974, shamrockbrewing.com.

Fun: Stroll along the mile-long Pueblo Riverwalk through downtown and check out some of the city's best restaurants and festivals, 101 S. Union Ave.

Hidden gem: Stop by the Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center in Pueblo for bird watching, wildlife viewing and a walk along the Arkansas River, 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo, 719-549-2414, natureandraptor.org.

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