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Old 06-04-2018, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Southern Indiana
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Our scout troop was supposed to go on their high adventure camp in New Mexico and were scheduled to leave this Friday the 9th. Unfortunately, the trip has been cancelled due to wildfires. They have their airline tickets to fly into Denver. Is it possible to rent camping gear and find a place where they can still camp and have some adventures? Any local troops who could help or anyone with ideas. They are desperate at this point and if nothing can transpire, it will have to be called off. I would appreciate any ideas or thoughts! We are in Indiana by the way, so don't know much about this area. Thank you!!!
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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REI Denver (their downtown flagship store) rents a lot of camping gear ... https://www.rei.com/stores/denver.html

You might also want to check out Outdoors Geek ... https://www.outdoorsgeek.com/rent-it/

Another option ... Call the local BSA headquarters and see if they can assist from within the organization itself ... http://www.denverboyscouts.org

One thing you want to make sure of is that you check for fire restrictions wherever you go by contacting the local national forest ranger district office. Many national forest areas in Colorado are now under stage 1 or 2 fire restrictions if not outright bans. VERY dry in a lot of areas in Colorado right now. Good luck!
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:32 PM
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Location: Manitou Springs
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Our scout troop was supposed to go on their high adventure camp in New Mexico and were scheduled to leave this Friday the 9th. Unfortunately, the trip has been cancelled due to wildfires. They have their airline tickets to fly into Denver. Is it possible to rent camping gear and find a place where they can still camp and have some adventures? Any local troops who could help or anyone with ideas. They are desperate at this point and if nothing can transpire, it will have to be called off. I would appreciate any ideas or thoughts! We are in Indiana by the way, so don't know much about this area. Thank you!!!
It might take a little research, but there are possibilities. A few links you might want to look at:

https://feralmountainco.com/camping_spots_near_denver/

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/psic...a/?recid=37208 (Lost Creek is beautiful and there are a few nice campgrounds - this is not far from Denver.

Were you going to be heading south to NM for your adventure? There are lots of campgrounds in Pike National Forest close in to Colorado Springs. If you give us a few more details about how you were getting from Denver to NM, it could make it easier to come up with suggestions.

For instance, this is down near the NM border - there's a nice campground and lake - it would be a little drive, but if you were planning on doing that anyway ... https://www.colorado.com/state-parks/lathrop-state-park

As mentioned, you'll have to be aware of fire restrictions.
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:04 PM
 
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There are a couple boy scout camps around Denver.
Try looking up Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch or Tahosa.
Peaceful Valley is south east of Denver in the Black Forest.
Tahosa is North West of Denver in the foothills at about 8900' in Elevation
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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The Denver BSA Council put this link on their website.

Philmont Fire Update

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Old 06-06-2018, 08:49 PM
 
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OP it looks like this link has a contact to help your group find an alternate activity.
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Old 06-09-2018, 06:43 PM
 
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There are a couple boy scout camps around Denver.
Try looking up Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch or Tahosa.
Peaceful Valley is south east of Denver in the Black Forest.
Tahosa is North West of Denver in the foothills at about 8900' in Elevation

Both are good facilities!


Another one that hasn't been mentioned is Camp Alexander. I grew up in Colorado Springs from '57-64, was a scout, and went up there for three years in a row. Loved it! It's located just outside of Lake George. Lake George is 39 miles west of Colorado Springs on U.S. Hwy. 24.

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Old 07-04-2018, 08:28 AM
 
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The Air Force Academy has a campground for public use.


https://www.militarycampgrounds.us/c...-pines-famcamp
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:51 AM
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Location: Manitou Springs
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The OP's trip has been and gone since early June.

He never came back so no idea if any of our suggestions were seen.
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Old 07-04-2018, 03:51 PM
 
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The OP's trip has been and gone since early June.

He never came back so no idea if any of our suggestions were seen.
The OP was on the system today but wish he'd let us know how his trip went and were we helpful to him....
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