San Isabel Scout Ranch

San Isabel Scout Ranch, Pueblo County near Rye, CO

High in the Wet Mountains of Pueblo County near Rye, Boy Scouts and their families travel from over a dozen states to camp, hike, climb, boat and explore the San Isabel Scout Ranch each summer.

This pristine 409-acre camp with rocky cliffs, lakes, hidden canyons and majestic vistas, is a young explorer’s dream. Trails wind through forests and along streams, across meadows and beyond the imagination. Rustic camps are clustered around the headquarters, where the Boy Scouts’ program of youth development includes land stewardship education and practices. Since 2012, thanks to funding from Great Outdoors Colorado, the Gates Family Foundation, the Frank Lamb Foundation, and numerous private donors, the San Isabel Scout Ranch is forever protected with a conservation easement and will continue to serve as a camp, providing life-changing experiences for youth, without risk of development.

  • "The Hood Family placed a conservation easement on our ranch because it gave us a chance to preserve the land as undeveloped property while allowing the operation of the ranch to continue to make ranching decisions as we have always done. It also provided funding to establish retirement funds and an investment portfolio, providing long-term income."

    – Keith Hood, fifth-generation rancher

We have protected more than 42,000 acres through 134 conservation easements.

Conservation easements guarantee long-term protection – through generations of landowners.