Frontier Ranch is Young Life’s original old Wild West camp dating back to the
1920s. We’re located south of Denver and west of Colorado Springs in Buena
Vista, CO. At the base of Mount Princeton in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado,
our spectacular setting includes stunning views, rugged high cliffs, majestic
pine trees and a seasonal mountain stream.
Each summer, thousands of high school students come to Frontier Ranch for a week of high adventure and a chance to consider a relationship with God in the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. And they have been doing it for more than 50 years!
Since 1951, students from around the country have been coming with their local Young Life groups and leaders to have a great time with each other, eat great food, and make lasting memories. They meet new people from around the country, try new activities, and hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ presented in a way teens can understand.
Whether it’s galloping horseback through the pines at the base of Mt. Princeton, zipping through our high ropes course, whipping around an off-road track on a Ridge Runner, bounding off a 120-foot rappelling cliff, losing your stomach on “the Screamer,” barreling down the water slide into the hot springs pool, or climbing above the clouds at almost 13,000 feet – you can count on high adventure at Frontier Ranch!
And if that is not enough … there are other great surprises and activities … but we don’t want to spill the beans! Let’s just say there is much, much more!
For quiet down-time, there are plenty of places around camp with lawn chairs, lobbies, picnic tables, and great views of the valley below for unwinding.
The Frontier Trading Post has T-shirts, books, gifts and more. At the Silver Heel Snack Bar, we offer the famous Frontier Freeze, novelty ice cream, shakes, candy bars and more!
We guarantee that our guests will have the “best week of their lives!”