Adventure Program

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and adrenaline at Pathfinder Ranch’s Adventure Program. Challenge yourself on the legendary Alpine Tower, hone your focus with precision archery, and explore the tranquil Leid Lake, embracing the serenity of nature. Forge unforgettable memories and return home with a renewed sense of adventure and accomplishment.

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Newly remodeled Lied Lake offers canoeing, pond exploration, and a leisurely spot to enjoy the mountains. The lake is a fun, safe environment for children and adults who have never canoed, or who just want to take a relaxing paddle around the island.

The cattail-filled oxbow is full of aquatic life, and is perfect for pond study. The area features picnic tables and gazebos, and is equipped with accessible paths, footbridges and restrooms.


Pathfinder Pool is open May-September, and is a great way to cool down during the hot summer months. At 70′ long by 30′ wide, it can accommodate dozens of swimmers. With depths of 3 to 5 feet, it’s perfect for kids and families.

Climbing Wall

The Pathfinder Ranch Climbing Wall is located across from the Archery Range near Lied Lake on Pathfinder’s property. The Climbing Wall is a 30 ft tall man-made, wooden structure which can accommodate two climbers at a given time. The Climbing Wall is outfitted with a variety of permanent and removable climbing holds to assist participants in their ascent of the wall. The two “routes” have some unique differences but they are considered to be at the same level of difficulty.

Alpine Tower

The Alpine Tower is a versatile, 50 ft, hourglass tower utilizing two interlocking tripods. The Alpine Tower design provides ropes course experiences for individuals and small groups, allows programs to teach the basics of rock climbing and mountaineering techniques, and offers a wide variety of group problem solving initiatives at the Tower’s base. The Alpine Tower height and route options allow for challenges and variations to meet the needs of a diverse range of people, and provide participants with a ropes course that may be revisited many times.

Zip Line

Embrace the exhilaration of flight on Pathfinder’s zip line. Our daily lives often focus on the details right in front of us. Yet, zipping through the sky grants a sweeping panorama, revealing the interconnectedness of the environment and our place within it. Our 400ft zip line takes you over the majestic Leid Lake and lands you right in the middle of Hixon Island.

Leap of Faith

Our 30-foot trapeze challenge puts your agility and courage to the test. Climb the utility pole, secured by a safety harness and belay system, and launch yourself towards the suspended bar.

Team Challenge

Our challenge course offers a unique blend of physical activity and teamwork. Overcome a series of obstacles while collaborating with your group to reach the finish line. This course is perfect for groups looking to build trust, communication, and problem-solving skills in a fun and adventurous environment.

Donner Archery Range

The Donner Archery Range features a sheltered shooting and seating area. This allows all participants to comfortably shoot or look on even during a spring shower or in the hot summer sun.

Fort Pathfinder

Recently remodeled, Fort Pathfinder is an outdoor amphitheater with a fire ring in the center and a raised stage up front. It is the perfect site for a group campfire or presentation. We have had many wonderful programs during our Summer Camp and Outdoor Education seasons and are sure that your group will have just as much fun and enjoy it just as we have.

Horse & Riding Program

Pathfinder Ranch maintains its riding program on a twelve-month schedule, enabling us to always have guest friendly horses available.

Our horses are recruited with the beginning rider as our number one priority. We pride ourselves in enabling riders to gain equestrian confidence.