Escape from the daily grind and spend a long weekend grounded in the mountains. Join us for a multi-day excursion into the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado where you'll enjoy chef-prepared meals, stay in a lodge nestled at 11,100', unwind with daily yoga, and learn to forage wild medicines and craft your own herbal remedies. We will start our days with a grounding meditation practice before diving into a foraging practice - learning to correctly identify a variety of wild medicinal plants, and digging into all the practical skills one needs to wildcraft these plants in an ethical and sustainable manner. Then we will be processing and preparing several medicines with our botanical bounty. Preparation skills will be honed and many recipes will be shared so you can return home and DIY.
4 days, 3 nights
Mt Hayden Backcountry Lodge
meals, accommodations, foraging tools, yoga classes, journal
DAY 1 arrive at the lodge, enjoy a hike or soak in the hot tub, welcome dinner and introductions, evening tea DAY 2 breakfast, intro to wildcrafting workshop, lunch, herb walk, dinner, evening tea DAY 3 breakfast, local hike or via ferrata (optional add-on), lunch, tincture making workshop, dinner, evening tea DAY 4 breakfast, Q&A with Julie of Singing Springs, lunch & closing remarks
stay in one of the newest alpine guest lodges in the West
hike in the vast alpine
learn about the local flora and fauna of the San Juans
cooking demos and chef-prepared meals using locally sourced and sustainably foraged foods
fire up and unwind with daily yoga
Frequently Asked Questions
What is not included in the trip price?
Alcohol (the lodge has a full bar)
Can you accommodate special diets and restrictions?
Yes! We are happy to accommodate special diets and restrictions such as vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, gluten free, peanut free, etc.
What are accommodations like?
Mount Hayden Backcountry Lodge is an eco-lodge at 11,100' in the San Juan Mountains. The lodge is equipped with electricity, running water, satellite internet, AND a wood-fired hot tub. Access to the lodge is by 4x4 vehicle on Imogene Pass or hike-to. If you choose to hike in to the lodge, your luggage can be transported to meet you upon arrival instead of packing it in.
What kind of yoga will we do?
Jenn of Wild Acorn Wellness will be leading all meditation and yoga sessions.
What COVID precautions are you taking?
This trip was designed with COVID in mind. It is meant to serve as a safe and relaxing break from your day-to-day lives. All group sessions will be outdoors whenever possible. The lodge accommodates 18 and with only 12 participants max, there is plenty of space. Natural hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies will be provided.
Sounds amazing! Where do I sign up?