Nestled high in the Rocky Mountains, Rockcleft Camp is a unique setting for your family, group or church activities. The 120-acre camp offers a spectacular panoramic view of Pikes Peak. With Pikes Peak National Forest bordering three sides of the camp, and at an elevation of 8,600 feet, you can truly “get away from it all.”
Hike on our well-maintained trails around the campground, photograph the wildlife and flora, or enjoy a picnic with a view. At Rockcleft, you have the freedom to do whatever you enjoy.
Rockcleft Camp is located approximately 1.25 miles off of Highway 24, immediately west of Colorado Springs. Access to the camp consists of a narrow road that winds through private property. This road, while maintained, is too narrow to accommodate motor coaches or school buses. Please plan accordingly.
Tourism & Recreation
There are hiking trails leading from the camp, as well as many in the surrounding areas. The scenery is breathtaking and a photographer’s dream. Stunning views of Pike’s Peak, elk grazing in a grassy area, massive boulders, lofty pines and babbling brooks are just a few of the sites you could enjoy.
Some of the hikes can be very physically challenging, so choose your hike according to your and your family’s physical capabilities. Even for short hikes, be sure to take adequate water. The air at this altitude is very dry, and it’s easy to become dehydrated as your body works harder in the thin air.
Rockcleft is located between Colorado Springs and Woodland Park. The towns are host to many activities, restaurants and attractions.
Helpful local tourism links:
- Cave of the Winds
- Pikes Peak Cog Railway
- Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
- Garden of the Gods
- Manitou Springs
- Old Colorado City
- Pikes Peak National Forest
- Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
- Santa’s North Pole Workshop
- Seven Falls
- Area Coupons
And for those seeking some peace and quiet away from a hectic lifestyle, relaxing by the babbling brook flowing through the campground or reading a book on the deck is always a great activity.
If your group would like to volunteer their labor and expertise for a camp service project, please talk with the camp caretaker. We very much appreciate the efforts of groups who have helped with various camp projects.
“My family loves to come to Rockcleft. We’ve been many times. The chance to get away from our busy lives and just enjoy relaxing in the mountains is great. We love hiking, and the scenery is awesome.”
Cindy Sheffield, G’79
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or download the Rockcleft Brochure in PDF format for more information.
Rockcleft is owned and operated by Friends University, Wichita, Kans.