Rock Bottom Ranch
Rock Bottom Ranch serves as ACES’ mid-valley hub for environmental education, wildlands preservation, and sustainable agriculture. The 113-acre wildlife preserve and educational Ranch sits between the Roaring Fork River and the Crown of Mount Sopris and is conveniently located midway between Basalt and Carbondale on the Rio Grande Trail. Its acreage includes wetlands, spring-fed ponds, a braid of the Roaring Fork River, cottonwood bottomlands, a view of piñon-juniper woodlands on adjacent BLM land, teaching farmyards, pasturelands, and gardens.

Location: 2001 Hooks Spur Rd, Basalt, CO 81621
Grades: 1-8
Monday – Friday 
Adventure: June 22-26; July 13-17; July 27-31

Weekly themed programming running June 15-August 7

ACES/ Rock Bottom Ranch is currently accepting “Registration Interest” applications and will be filling spots on a space-available basis. Link directly through the shopping cart on the left.

Please contact ACES for pricing info.



Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES)