The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation will be hosting a special tour of the famous Cheley Colorado Camp, located right here in Estes Park. Space is limited, so those interested are encouraged to make their reservations.

The tour will be held on Tuesday, July 16 at the Cheley Colorado Camp, a site once known as “The Land of Peaks.”

Attendees will meet at the camp, with parking and sign-in beginning at 9:30 a.m. The walking tour will then begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude by 12:00 noon.

During its 98 years of operation, the camp has provided youth with the opportunity to develop lifelong skills of independence, self-reliance and personal values through camping, community and wilderness challenges.

The Cheley family was the honored recipient of the annual Museum Friends & Foundation Pioneer Award in 2013.

Cost for the tour is $10.00 per person, payable by cash or check the day of the tour. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing Elaine Hunt-Downey, the Administrative Assistant for the Museum Friends, at or by calling 970-577-3766.

Participants should plan to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring their own water to drink. Colorado Camp Cheley is located at 3960 Fish Creek Rd.

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