High Adventure Base Camp in Colorado located near Walsenburg, Colorado and borders the Spanish Peaks Wilderness. It is one of the Boy Scout Camps of the Santa Fe Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, located in Garden City, Kansas.
Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch has resources especially suited to that Colorado Boy Scout summer camp program. The New ATV Program, High Adventure Camp Programs, Shooting Sports, Fish Pond, Ecology/Conservation, First Class Trail, Rock Climbing/Rappelling, Scout Craft, and even our new Technology and Conservation Areas are complemented by the beauty of the forest, lake, and meadows. Together these provide an ideal setting for Colorado Boy Scout camping and high adventure. Our staff is well trained and ready to teach skills, offer ideas, and model the Scout spirit you want your boys to value.
Rock Climbing & Rappelling
This is the only Boy Scout camp in Colorado and America where you can climb and rappel the unique dikes formed many thousands of years ago through the action of magmatic intrusion. Most scouts are able to complete the Climbing Merit Badge during this 4-day program. The high adventure base staff has been teaching scouts to climb and rappel since the 1970’s and they are thrilled that the Boy Scouts of America has developed a merit badge to recognize those who have mastered this Colorado high adventure activity.
Walkin’ the Wahatoyas
Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch offers a variety of high adventure backpacking treks. Difficulty ranges from moderate to strenuous, with daily mileage averaging 8 miles. The camp offers treks from 1 day to 9 days. Three mountains in the area are climbed; East Spanish Peak, West Spanish Peak, and Trinchera Peak at 12,683, 13,610, and 13,568 feet respectively. All trips are led by trail guides crossing National Forest Land and private land. These trails are a true beauty and showcase a private setting for Boy Scout High Adventure Camping in Colorado's Rocky Mountains.