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Traveling by Car

Learn how to get to Cheley by car.

Arriving at Camp

For Summer Camp, please plan to arrive at Land O’Peaks or Trail’s End properties between 1:00 pm MT and 4:00 pm MT. We cannot accommodate arrivals prior to 1:00 pm MT. When you arrive, you will be greeted by Cheley staff and directed to your camper’s unit to park. There, you can help your camper settle in their cabin/wagon and can meet their unit directors and counselors.

Alternatively, campers may also arrive at Cheley by plane or by bus.

The Arrival Days for Summer Camp 2023 are listed below:

1st Term: Tuesday, June 13th, 2023

2nd Term: Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

To get a better idea of how long it will take you to drive to Cheley, here are some driving estimates:


LocationTravel time
Boulder1 hour
Fort Collins1 hour, 10 minutes
Denver International Airport1 hour, 35 minutes
Denver (Union Station)1 hour, 30 minutes
Cherry Hills Village1 hour, 50 minutes
Colorado Springs2 hours, 45 minutes
Pueblo3 hours, 20 minutes
Glenwood Springs3 hours, 45 minutes
Aspen4 hours, 30 minutes
Grand Junction5 hours
Durango7 hours, 20 minutes


LocationTravel time
Cheyenne, WY1 hour, 15 minutes
Salt Lake City, UT7 hours, 45 minutes
Amarillo, TX8 hours
Albuquerque, NM8 hours, 10 minutes
Omaha, NE8 hours, 30 minutes
Kansas City, KS9 hours, 40 minutes
Oklahoma City, OK11 hours, 10 minutes

Leaving Camp

Please pick up your camper at Land O’Peaks or Trail’s End properties no later than 8:00 am MT. Car departures usually begin around 7:00 am MT, but you may come as early as 5:00 or 6:00 am MT.

The Departure Days for Summer 2023 are listed below:

1st Term: Sunday, July 9th, 2023

2nd Term: Sunday, August 6th, 2023

Staying in Estes Park

If you’re in search of the perfect hotel to stay at when you visit Estes Park to drop off or pick up your camper, look no further! Download our Hotel List. During the summer, Estes Park is very popular and hotels tend to fill up fast so we recommend booking early.

Attention First Term Camp Families! Ride the Rockies will be traveling through Estes Park from June 11th to June 13th. If you are planning to stay in Estes Park on Sunday, June 11th, or Monday, June 12th night before you drop your camper off at camp, making hotel reservations early is advised.

More Questions?

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