Just for Parents

Safety on the Trail

Each trip is led by two experienced guides who have extensive training in mountaineering, orienteering, relationship building, first-aid, and high altitude medicine.  Guides are trained in Wilderness First Aid by NOLS Wilderness Medicine. Wilderness Ranch is in a remote part of Colorado and communication between basecamp and trail trips is not guaranteed. We do equip guides with radios and other communication devices in efforts to maintain communication during the week. 


Contacting your Child

Campers will leave from basecamp on Sunday after lunch and return on Friday afternoon. If there is an emergency at home during the time they are on the trail, please call the office and we, as we are able to, will pass along the information.
   Office hours:  8:30am - 4:30pm
   Phone number:  719-658-2288


What You Need To Know

We're excited to have your student join us this summer at Wilderness Ranch! We know this is a big trip that comes with a lot of questions. We're here to help!

Phones:
Campers are outside of cell phone service the whole time they are at camp; their phones are collected and kept secure at basecamp throughout the week. Campers will be able to call home on their cell phones shortly after they leave camp.
 
Medications:
Our guides, who are certified in Medication Administration, will dispense medications to campers on the trail. Please call the office or your trip leader if you have any questions/concerns.
 
Special Dietary Needs:
We will work with you to meet your dietary needs. Please call the office ((719) 658-2288) at least two weeks prior to arrival, as the trail food is packed the week before you arrive at camp.
 
Money:
The camp store has t-shirts, books, and other gifts availble for purchase using cash or credit card. The Par Bar (snack bar), which only accepts cash, will be open Friday afternoon after coming off of the trail.
 
For your convenience, we've provided a printable parent's guide to camp including contact information.
 
Contact Us

Wilderness Ranch
2000 Forest Service Road #521
Creede, CO, 81130

CALL US: 719-395-6602

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