The Colorado Survival School is located in the mountains of Colorado just west of Colorado Springs at an elevation of approximately 9400 feet. The Colorado Survival School location has over 1000 acres of pine forest, aspen groves, open spaces, and rugged terrain. It is a short distance from Pike National Forest, Pikes Peak (14,114ft elevation) and several mountainous lakes and rivers. This location is primarily raw land, which will truly test your survival skills with its beautiful yet, at times, can be a harsh environment. The primary location is located in a private valley with a small spring running through it, as well as open meadows, wooded areas, and rock formations. From here we can and will travel to more rugged locations depending on the survival course being taken. To add to your enjoyment, there are breathtaking views of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains from the property.

The Colorado survival school is located in an old, yet active gold mining community, this location is only miles from the historic town of Cripple Creek which has a population of about 1200 people year round. Cripple Creek is not only a mining community, but also a gambling town with basic supplies should you forget something. We are also situated only 30 minutes away from Woodland Park, CO, which has all the amenities and approximately 1 hour away from Colorado Springs which is a major city in Colorado, home of multiple military bases including NORAD, Fort Carson and the Air Force Academy.

Colorado Instructor Contact Number: Jason Marsteiner (Lvl 1 Instructor) 719-930-9714

Please contact Jason only if you have specific questions about a class you registered for or directions are needed to camp.

Grid Coordinates: 38°46’17.2″N 105°10’02.6″W  Register for a Course!

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Directions from Colorado Springs:

From Colorado Springs head West 26 Miles on US-24 to Divide, CO

Turn South (left) onto  CO-67  (towards Cripple Creek)

Drive 15 Miles turn RIGHT on Rhyolite Mountain Mesa  (there is a yellow sign for this road on Hwy 67. Turn Past the sign)


(please note that Google Maps calls this road Right Fork.  It is Rhyolite Mountain Mesa, not Right Fork)

Drive .5 miles – At the Next Major Intersection, Turn Left (South) down the hill. This is still Rhyolite Mountain Mesa but not marked.  There will be signs that say Old Hwy 67 or house signs that say Hwy 67.  Look for MT FOREST sign.

Continue on 1.1 miles to Monarch Drive (not marked. Look for MT FOREST sign.)

Look for gate to the Left (south with  school banner on it)

If you reach Copper Mountain Drive, you have gone too far.

Travel Info:

Overnight Stay: For almost all courses you can stay at our survival camp with overnight camping gear. You will be able to drive up to the camp site and park within walking distance to the camp. There are multiple hotels which you can stay at in Cripple Creek which is about 15 minutes away, should you choose not to camp at our facility.

By Plane: The closest airport is in Colorado Springs. The largest airport is in Denver (DIA). Colorado Springs airport is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes away while Denver Airport is approximately 2 hour 15 minutes away. If you need someone to pick you up from the airport then please make arrangements with us well before you arrive. We are more than happy to accommodate your travel needs and the only thing we ask is that you pitch in some gas money.

Colorado Springs Airport 
Denver International Airport

By Bus: Buses run into Cripple Creek from Colorado Springs at all hours of the day due to the gambling. From here we can easily pick you up and drive you to the survival facility.

Note: Please let us know well in advance if you require someone to pick you up from the airport or other location so that we can schedule it! Thanks and we look forward to training with you soon!

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