An event for the Society for Creative Anachronism

Site Information & Directions

Key Information

  1. BRING WATER There is VERY LIMITED potable water on site. Please bring enough water for staying hydrated, cooking, and cleaning for your camp.
  2. BRING CASH You will not be able to use credit cards on site, please bring cash for merchants.
  3. BRING BATTERIES There is no electricity, and very limited cell service on site.

Sporleder Centennial Ranch
19530 County Rd 54.2
Aguilar, CO 81020

Sporleder Centennial Ranch is a family-owned registered Colorado heritage site located, at the foot of the Spanish Peaks, west of Aguilar.  The site itself is roughly 6,900 feet above sea level.

Written Directions (Watch for SCA Signs):

  1. Take I-25 to Exit 34 for Aguilar.
  2. Go west from the exit. If coming from the north that will be a right, if coming from the south that will be a left.
  3. Take the first Left onto Lynn Rd.
  4. After about 1.7 miles turn left onto N Fir St.
  5. Turn right at the next intersection to get onto E Main St.
  6. About 0.5 miles down that stree take a left after you pass the library onto S San Antonio Ave.
  7. About three miles down the road, take a right onto CR 54.2 (Mavaracio Ct.). This is a dirt road. There will be a sign posted at this turn that will say SCR (Sporleder Centennial Ranch).
  8. Continue on CR 54.2, always staying right if there appears to be a fork, for 5 miles when you will be at a T-intersection in front of a old schoolhouse. Turn left at that T-intersection and continue down the road for about 2 miles until you see signage for Sporleder Centennial Ranch.

Local Services

The nearest emergency health care facility is nearly 30 miles to the south in Trinidad:      

Mt. San Rafael Hospital
410 Benedicta Ave, Trinidad, CO 81082
719-846-9213

Town of Aquilar

Aguilar is a wonderful small town, but a small town nonetheless. It has a small market, a small gas station, a small hardware store, and a small liquor store. The nearest larger stores are in Trinidad, Colorado– 20 miles to the south via Interstate 25.

Click here for more information about Aguilar, and its services.


About the Site

This is a multi-day camping event on a primitive site. There are fields, hills, trees, scrub, etc…. We will provide Porta-Johns, hand washing stations, and dumpsters.

Please bring your own potable water.

There are no showers provided on site. Camps/groups may have showers with biodegradable soaps ONLY.

The site has an altitude of 7900 feet. To help prevent altitude sickness, consider the following:

  • Stay Hydrated – The most important advice from the medical community is to stay hydrated. Start drinking water well in advance of your arrival.
  • Consume Caffeine and Alcohol in Moderation –  Caffeine and alcohol can both be dehydrating and the effects of dehydration are intensified by the altitude change.
  • Take It Easy – Overexerting yourself may make you feel worse. Take it easy when you first arrive with shorter periods of activity and frequent breaks during the day.

Weather

Around Battlemoor, the weather in late June tends to be sunny with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 40s with moderate humidity and gentle breezes.


Parking

We have a large field to accommodate our guests.

In addition to the free parking, we will have:

  • Close-In parking for a $20 fee.
  • Handicapped accessible parking for those with valid, state-issued handicapped placards/plates.
  • Pull-through parking for RVs and vehicles with trailers.
  • Large spaces for oversized vehicles.

Privies

Our privies are scheduled for cleaning Weds, Thur, Fri and Sat. The heroes cleaning them will replace the toilet paper but we’ll have some extra at Apple Tree Keep if needed. When you see the people there to clean, THANK THEM. These are our biggest expense but there’s not enough money in the world to make this a glamorous job.

It’s easier to gather in full skirts and such before you go in. It’s OK to lay a cloak, overdress, sword, landsknecht hat, big jewelry or other things on the ground away from the doors. If necessary, you can flip your skirt over the back of your head. Lock the door to prevent getting to know people better than you’d like.

They’re really not more unsanitary than a public restroom that’s cleaned once a day. If you’re squeamish, there’s a handle on the inside of the door you can use to help you hover. For the love of Murgatroid, make sure you’re hovering where you need to be! Each privy has a urinal, not a place to put purses. Loop the handles around your neck if necessary. The toilet paper is designed to be used in the privy. Don’t put *anything* else in there. It’ll clog up the cleaning hoses. Privies have vent stacks that are designed to work best when the toilet lid is down. Use the hand sanitizer. If you drop your phone in, accept God’s suggestion that it’s time for a new phone.

We’ll have hand washing stations. These have non-potable water, soap and a foot pump. Make sure the paper towels go into the trash.

If there’s a problem, let the staff know.