Cheley Discovery Hike
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Class A Hike. The distinctive red roofs of Cheley Colorado Camps are nestled off Hwy. 7 at the base of Crags Mountain in Estes Park. Originally named The Bear Lake Trail School, the camp was located on the shores of Bear Lake back in 1923 and its philosophy of character-building and leadership remains intact. Cheley has long been rated the No. 1 Western Camp for boys and girls and has been my greatest passion since I first attended in 1957.
We will hike up from Fish Creek Road to explore the extensive main camp area, and then continue on up to the top of Crags. We will return to the camp and wander down through their ranch pastures and aspen groves to lower Fish Creek Road, then back up to the cars. I will amuse you with anecdotes of my 10 years of adventures as camper and counselor. Approx. 7 miles.
Call Carol at 970-685-4943 or email Ruggmor@aol.com.