Looking for some hardcore relaxation? We’ve got you covered — in mud wraps, sound baths and even beer — to make sure your Colorado vacation brings the rejuvenation and peace of mind you’re craving.
Luna Vibrations, Denver
Worries melt away with sound baths where the golden tones of Tibetan singing bowls align your chakras and get those theta brainwaves humming. You’ll leave these sessions smiling like you know the answers to life’s mysteries. (Please tell us if you do.)
Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa, Moffat
Book a few nights at the cozy two-bedroom Casita for a secluded sanctuary in the heart of the Mystic San Luis Valley. The stunning crimson hues of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains pair perfectly with soaks in the travertine-spring-fed pools.
Shoshoni Yoga Retreat, Rollinsville
At the Yoga Lifestyle Immersion extended retreat, guided meditation will help you forget about your earth-bound troubles (like those neighbors who still have their holiday lights up), while fire ceremonies reignite your spark for life.
Crestone Mountain Zen Center, Crestone
Find your Zen (literally) at this haven where the energy is “peaceful and magical” and vegetarian meals — served in three bowls to highlight texture, color and taste — give your tongue a spiritual awakening. Join meditation sessions or call the center home while exploring the nearby Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and UFO Watchtower.
North Sterling State Park, Sterling
Get away from it all with a camping trip under endless prairie skies. Polish your downward dog or attract the area birdlife with your tree pose as the wind rustles through the short grass. (Tip: State parks require camping reservations.Book ahead to avoid harshing your vibe.)
Denver Beer Spa, Denver
If a frosty pint lifts your spirits, imagine what a sudsy tub will do. Unwind with nutrient-rich beer baths, hops-infused infrared saunas and “beeromatherapy.” Afterward, treat yourself to local craft brews in the taproom.
Colorado Aromatics Farm, Longmont
Book a private tour and stop to smell the organic roses … along with the lavender, calendula, mint and lemon balm. Or, learn how to make bitters and tinctures to take as deliciously scented souvenirs.
Berry Patch Farms, Brighton
Stroll the sprawling fields and pick vibrant bouquets of shaggy lion’s head sunflowers, zinnias and sweet basil, saying “hi” to the free-range chickens and farm dogs as you go.
Float Trips, Fort Collins
The Cache la Poudre River slows its flow when it reaches Old Town, making it perfect for a lazy day of tubing. Hop on and off for snacks and cocktails in town. (And heed the few signs that tell you to get out and walk certain areas.)
Adventure Mindful Running Retreats, Boulder
Spend four days racking up mountain mileage, meditating and practicing mindfulness in Boulder’s rugged foothills. Run Mindful retreats are led by pro ultrarunner Timothy Olson and his fam, who share their love of the sport and trails with you.
Mountain Pose Yoga, Copper Mountain
Let the crisp alpine air shake your chakras to the core as you twist, bend and om. A donation is the only entry cost, but space is limited so reservations are a must.
Footpaths of the World, Estes Park
If you dream of hiking the Rockies but don't enjoy thinking about logistics, then this experience was built for you. The Walter Tishma Way offers two to six days of trekking scenic paths with rustic lodges and hot dinners welcoming you in the evenings. Shuttles, maps, trekking poles and most meals are included, and you can book a private guide if that makes you comfier in the great outdoors.
Pure Beauty & Wellness Spa, Telluride
Luxuriate to the trickling sound of a waterfall within the crystalline pink walls of a Himalayan-rock-salt cave. Then, spice things up with the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage, known for healing and detoxification.