Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Colorado site for winter camping
Re: Colorado site for winter camping
Fri, 16 Oct 1998 15:29:25 -0500
You may wish to consider the ski areas such as Winter Park,
Copper Mountain, Keystone, or Loveland in the Central Rockies.
They are on or adjacent to Forest Service land and there are
Forest Service Camp grounds in adjacent areas.
I Don't know which of the campgrounds are open in the
winter however, but the Roosevelt National Forest District
Ranger's office in Boulder could probably advise you.
The nearest Scout Camps would be Denver Area Council
Camp Tahosa near Ward, CO; and Longs Peak Council Camp Patiya (Boulder)
which would be about a 1.5 to 2 hour drive or less from those campsites via
Interstate 70, depending on weather and traffic conditions. Tahosa has
an Ookpik winter camping program at their facility if that would be of
There are also good sites for cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing,
and toboganning adjacent to the ski areas and also near the Scout
camps (which are located near the front range of the Colorado Rockies).
Denver Area Council hosts an annual Explorer/Venturer/Scout ski day on
the weekend of February 21 which is open to anyone in Scouting with reduced
rate lift tickets and food coupons. Cost is usually about $19 for
an all day lift ticket and food coupons
are about $6 for about $8-$10 worth of lunch.
We hosted a post from Arizona last year at our Scout Center for the
ski day event.
Let me know if you would like more details.
Bob Amick, Advisor Crew/Ship 72, Boulder, CO
Longs Peak Council Exploring/Venturing Training Chair and
Camping Committee member.
At 03:53 PM 10/16/98 -0500, Robert Miller wrote:
>Our troop is looking for a place to camp in Colorado or northern New