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Tahosa Alpine Base

Guided adventure service at 9,000 feet

For over 75 years, Tahosa Alpine Base has been the adventure playground of choice for Troops and Crews from around the country.  Sitting at a whopping 9,000 feet in elevation (1.7 miles above sea level), campers share a world with moose, trout, mountain lions, elk, river otters, and bears.  They climb mountain passes formed millions of years ago, or, boat in a lake fed by natural springs.  Endless skies, stunning views, and crisp mountain air lets you leave the world behind and truly enjoy this little Rocky Mountain camp, no matter the time of year.

EaglePoint Base Camp: A different take on summer camp

EaglePoint Base Camp is a more relaxed summer camp experience, and Troops attending will work with a small and highly skilled staff to support a program of their own design and timetable, allowing them to do almost anything for their week at camp.

An entire Troop can earn the canoeing merit badge, build trust in the Introductory to C.O.P.E. (low and high ropes) course, or get out of camp and experience areas in the surrounding Rocky Mountains.  The sky, and a Troop’s imagination, are really the only limits.

Adventures of all shapes and sizes, no matter the time of year!

Why should summer have all the fun?  In additional to their summer camp opportunities, Tahosa Alpine Base has fantastic programs available throughout the rest of the year.

Year-Round Adventues


Embark on a great winter adventure program that will give participants the ability to travel where few dare.  Develop confidence and skills in camping and living in the outdoors during extreme winter weather conditions as you snowshoe to a remote part of Tahosa High Adventure Base with an expedition sled (pulk) attached to you to carry your gear.  Learn how to build a winter shelter (called a quinzee) and receive training in proper clothing and how to dress for cold weather, first aid and emergency procedures, specialized equipment use, and proper food.

Get more information, or register for OKPIK here.

Hooked on Tahosa

Spend the weekend fly fishing at a private lake in the Rocky Mountains.  The class is designed for beginners, and instruction is available for Scouts, parents, and leaders.  Learn how to cast, set up your rod and reel, the entomology (study of bugs) of Tumbleson Lake, and how to tie a natural looking fly!  Old pros may still pick up a few pointers, as well as just enjoy a weekend of fly fishing.  Comfortable sleeping arrangements, hearty meals prepared by the Fishing Camp Staff, and a weekend filled with fun, what more could you ask for?

Get more information, or register for Hooked on Tahosa here.

COPE (Low & High Ropes Course Challenge)

COPE is an acronym for Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience.  It consists of group initiative games, trust events, low rope course events, high rope course events, and zip lines.  Some activities involve a group challenge, while others develop individual skills and agility.  Participants climb, swing, balance, jump, rappel, and devise solutions to a variety of problems!

Get more information on COPE here.

Weekend Unit Camping

Troops looking for a camping destination in the middle of the Rocky Mountains should look no further than Tahosa High Adventure Base, which is open for individual unit camping August – May.  Facilities included rustic campsites to buildings from the 1800’s renovated with modern conveniences.  The location provides a wilderness setting that is ideal for stargazing, hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, fishing, and many other types of troop activities.  The campsites, cabins, and lodges are all easily accessible, making carrying gear easy, and are available for rent.

For reservations, please contact Mary Ann at 720.266.2111 or through email.

Big Horn (NYLT)

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

The Big Horn NYLT course is leadership training experience sponsored by the Dener Area Council and held annually at Tahosa Alpine Base near Ward, Colorado.  The training is conducted by highly qualified youth staff under the supervision of adult advisors.

Get more information on Big Horn NYLT here.

Tahosa Alumni Association

For more information, please visit the Tahosa Alumni Association website.

Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is an equal opportunity service provider. Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is a permittee of the Roosevelt National Forests.

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