Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch is located near Walsenburg, Colorado and borders the Spanish Peaks Wilderness. It is the local council camp 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 program. The High Adventure Program, Shooting Sports, Fish Pond, Ecology/Conservation, First Class Trail, Rock Climbing/Rappelling, Scout Craft, and even our new Technology Areas are complemented by the beauty of the forest, lake, and meadows. Together these provide an ideal setting for Scout camping. 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 camp in America where you can climb and rappel the unique dikes formed thousands of years ago through the action of platonic folding. Most scouts are able to complete the Climbing Merit Badge during this 4-day program. The staff has been teaching scouts to climb and rappel since the 1970’s and they are thrilled that the BSA has developed a merit badge to recognize those who have mastered this high adventure activity.
Walkin’ the Wahatoyas
Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch offers a variety of 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 lead by trail guides crossing National Forest Land and private land.