A Camp Rich in Tradition
Cheley Colorado Camps is located in the spectacular Estes Park Valley on three separate sites. Land O’ Peaks Ranch is situated 75 miles northwest of Denver, just south of Estes Park. Boys' Trail's End and Girls' Trail's End are located 12 miles east of Estes Park on two beautiful ranch properties. All three camps are easily accessible by car to Front Range residents and to out-of-state/out-of-country campers via Denver International Airport.
One of the best things about Cheley is our location at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest, and the Indian Peaks Wilderness. The snow-capped peaks and indigenous pine forests create a setting as scenic as any mountainous region in the world. This beauty has made this western summer camp very attractive to spectacular outdoor activities. RMNP has more than 600 miles of trails that wind through meadows of wildflowers, shaded forests and the fragile tundra above treeline providing an unforgettable Colorado mountain summer camp experience.
We wake up to views of some of the most picturesque peaks in the world. Cheley owns more than 1400 acres in this majestic mountain landscape. Many of the handsome lodges and log cabins that give Cheley's camp facilities its legendary personality were built in the 1920s during our first decade of operation. The heritage of these buildings helps to establish a strong sense of place, which contributes to a camper’s burgeoning respect for his or her place in the world.
The Cheley family is diligent about maintaining the integrity of the camp’s facilities and preserving their richness for years to come. Every lodge is steeped in tradition and story, like the Grant Wood sculpture that hangs above the doorway in Ski Hi Lodge, created by Wood himself when he was a Cheley counselor in the 1930s.
Cheley campers enjoy a wide array of facilities, equipment, activity rooms, and natural beauty. Below are a few Cheley camp amenities.
- Five western riding rings
- 146 beautiful horses
- Climbing Wall
- Outdoor climbing slabs
- Challenge Course
- High Ropes Course
- Basketball courts
- Rifle and Archery ranges
- A fleet of 50 mountain bikes
- Pottery studio
- Grassy amphitheater with a lighted stage
- Grass soccer field beside an aspen grove
- Weight room
- Fishing pond and fishing streams
- Arts & Crafts studios
When you combine the new with the old, Cheley’s facilities are as expansive and diverse as our mountainous setting, providing summer after summer of rich camp life. If you’d like to schedule a personal tour of our facilities and camp property, please contact us today. We’ll make arrangements for a guide to show you Cheley Colorado Camps on a day that works for you. Find out how to get here! In the meantime, please take a look at our Virtual Tour. Enjoy!