Adventure is in our backyard!

The A/U Ranches are located at the base of the 14,000 foot Collegiate Peaks in the iconic Colorado Rockies in Buena Vista, Colorado. The Ranches provide experiences and terrain unequaled anywhere. Our 1,100 acres are home to Sky Valley Ranch and Round-Up Ranch, over 70 horses, two climbing walls, two lakes, a yurt campus and a Junior Olympic pool, among many other amenities.

60 year history and counting

John and Marianne Andrews realized a dream when they started the Ranches in the 1950s. That dream was to support Christian Science youth by better preparing them for life’s challenges. Programs at the Ranches have been designed to help guide and strengthen youth physically, mentally, and spiritually in an atmosphere that inspired. Today, we continue to approach all our programs with the same conviction.

Our daughter returned from camp at the A/U Ranches a changed person. The loving, supportive and challenging atmosphere helped her grown in ways that exceeded all our expectations.

The A/U Ranches are open year round. We offer programs that cater to the kid in each of us! While our primary focus continues to be serving the Christian Science community, we have broaden programming to include the greater community. Our 100 Elk Outdoor Center serves a variety of non-secular groups including grade school through college aged students, sports teams and adult gatherings – offering team building activities in an inclusive and inspiring environment. The A/U Ranches also hosts retreats and other events to round out our annual calendar.

Contact Us

Questions, feedback or ideas? We’d like to hear from you! Phone: 888.416.7348 Fax: 303.779.0290 Email