YWAM Colorado @ Cimarron
Training and Sending to the Nations.
Who we are
The campus itself is set on 75 acres of heavily wooded land and bisected by Coal Creek. The base is situated 11 miles south of US 50, and 28 miles from Montrose, where we do most of our shopping. The base generates over 80% of our electricity using a water-powered generator. Our spring-fed water is so pure we are one of 13 water districts in Colorado that are not required to treat their water.
From the first training class, pioneered in 1976, we have seen remarkable growth, development of ministries and many voluntary full-time workers who have been trained, equipped and sent out to many nations. We have sent teams to countries like Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, Nepal, Turkey, and at home with Native Americans. God has called YWAM Cimarron to be a training and sending base, which continues to be what we do best.
We have about 20 full time staff and numerous volunteers at any given time. Our desire as a base is to make everyone that joins us, staff, students, volunteers, and visitors, a part of our mountain family.
YWAM Cimarron is located in virgin forest at 8,600 ft., on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies. The base is located about midway between two of Colorado's well known ski resorts. Telluride is about 75 miles southwest and Mount Crested Butte can be found about 75 miles northeast.
One could not ask for any more dramatic seasons! Because of our altitude, summer daytime temperatures are in the 70s to low 80s with cool nights. Our numerous streams, lakes and trails beckon you for serious hiking or leisurely walks. Fall brings colors galore from mountainsides of aspen trees, while our late-arriving spring is alive with new growth. Winter is a magical time with a serious accumulation of powdery snow. (We really do live in Narnia). Snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, and ice skating are all available. Our nation's newest National Park, The Black Canyon of the Gunnision, is located only about 25 miles from the base.