SOURCE: Colorado Tourism Office

Colorado Tourism Office

April 16, 2015 17:18 ET

Springtime Baby Bonanza in the Centennial State

Visit Adorable Barnyard Babies on Colorado Farms and Ranches

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2015) - The arrival of newborn barnyard and ranch babies signals springtime in Colorado. Adorable foals, calves, kids and chicks fill the nurseries of over 864 farm and ranches that are open to visitors* all across the Centennial State. Come see, pet, and interact with baby farm and ranch animals and experience agritourism in Colorado. View Colorado's barnyard baby beauties at https://instagram.com/visitcolorado starting May 1st. *Note: Please call ahead for visits/tours

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On the Ranch
Maryland Creek Ranch
(Silverthorne)
Experience a working ranch that specializes in curly-mane, adorable Scottish Highland Cattle.

James Ranch (Durango)
Take a cart or a self-guided walking tour through the gardens, milk house and ranch to visit the calves, kids and chicks and learn about sustainable ranching.

Horse and Hen Farm House Inn (Hayden)
"Live, Laugh and Farm" at this family friendly farm where you can stay and help with chores: collect eggs, milk cows or goats, visit chicks and ducklings, and bottle-feeding baby goats.

Zapata Ranch (Mosca)
Experience cowboy life at Zapata Ranch: "Calving Week" as heifers deliver spring calves or summertime "Branding Experience". Horseback ride through 50,000 acres of conservancy lands, up close to the 2,000+ herd of bison.

CALF's Lowell Ranch (Castle Rock)
Witness lambs, piglets, chicks, calves and kid goats on the "Farm Baby Tour". Part of Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF), this non-profit connects people with agriculture.

Chokurei Ranch (Moffat)
Home to more than 200 Tibetan Yak, Chokurei visitors tour the ranch and hand-feed the roaming yak. See heritage flocks of free-range turkeys, ducks and chickens, and a 6,400 square foot greenhouse fed by a geothermal spring.

Colorado Dude & Guest Ranches
From long-legged foals to curious calves, springtime brings ranch babies along with the adventure and intrigue of the West. The Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association guides you to your western vacation adventure.

New "Kids" on the Block
Mountain Flower Dairy
(Boulder)
Bottle-feed kid goats, milk does and walk nannies on leash. Baby goat visiting and bottle-feeding Saturdays extend through July. Annual "Goat Baby Shower" with live music and family-friendly events is April 18th.

Jumpin Good Goat Dairy (Buena Vista)
Over 182 goat kids born into their herd so far this year, Jumpin Good Goat Dairy spends days loving goats and nights crafting cheese. Visit pens of kids, cheese rooms and aging caves on a Farm Tour or "hands-on" Milking Tour.

Mountain Goat Lodge (Salida)
At the foot of the Sawatch Range, roam the meadows with resident goats, kids and chickens. Learn farm life through classes on goat and chicken raising and cheese making.

Lambs
Villard Ranch
(Craig)
More than 1,200 ewes produce a nursery of lambs at Villard Ranch. For a unique ranch stay, try a "Sheep Wagon Vacation".

Yampa Valley Fiberworks (Craig)
Dedicated to regional sheep farming and the natural fiber milling, Yampa Valley Fiberworks offers tours of the flock and mill. Learn to knit at "Sock Saturday" or "Chix, Stix and Flix".

Mesa Winds Farm (Hotchkiss)
Make friends with an adorable flock of Babydoll sheep that graze among the grape vineyard, peach and apple orchards. The white and black registered Babydoll Southdown are docile, patient, hearty and extremely cute!

Cria (Baby Alpacas)
Stargazer Ranch
(Loveland)
Tune into a live-streaming barn camera to view this alpaca nursery. Check the birthing schedule to witness an alpaca birth and view the newborn crias.

SunCrest Orchard Alpacas (Palisade)
In peach and wine country, SunCrest Orchard Alpacas and Fiber Works maintains a herd of nearly 50 alpacas, operates a mini-mill and welcomes visitors to experience alpacas and see luxurious fiber spun into yarn.

COLORADO
Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreation, a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and renowned ski resorts. Breathtaking scenic landscape boasts natural hot springs, headwaters of seven major rivers, peaceful lakes, 11 national parks/monuments, and 58 mountains that top 14,000 feet. www.COLORADO.com. Colorado Media Room.

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