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Rocky Mountain Camping Retreat


Commune with the Inner Divine

in Spectacular White River National Forest!


Denver School of Gnosis has reserved Difficult Campground Group Site in the White River National Forest for a Rocky Mountain Camping Retreat.


The campground, located on the western slope of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, 5 miles southeast of Aspen, sits on the banks of the Roaring Fork River, a tributary of the mighty Colorado. The Group Site is nestled in a mixed forest of aspen, cottonwood, pine, fir, scrub oak, and spruce, at the river's edge, offering an ideal setting for spiritual seekers to relax and rejuvenate.

In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the 2.3 million acre White River National Forest is a place of serenity and adventure, boasting 8 wilderness areas, 4 defined seasons, and 10 peaks surpassing 14,000 feet in elevation. The Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness is among the 5 original Colorado wilderness areas designated by the 1964 Wilderness Act. Its scenic value exudes from its aspen groves, meadows of wildflowers, and dark forests of spruce and fir that rise up from the valleys to alpine landscapes. Towering over glacial valleys at over 14,000 feet in elevation, the Maroon Bells are the most recognizable peaks in the Elk Mountains. The Maroon Bells are unique to the Rockies in that they are made up of metamorphic sedimentary mudstone that gives the peaks their maroon color.

Wildlife in the area abounds. Bighorn sheep navigate rocky ridges and bull elk bugle at dusk. Scenic rivers sustain populations of cutthroat, rainbow, and brown trout. Alpine regions provide habitat for pika and ptarmigan.


  • Awareness hikes along the Roaring Fork River, Maroon Creek, and Maroon-Snowmass Trail from Snowmass Lake to Crater Lake
  • Spiritual practices including Nordic Runic Practices, Meditation, Mantras, and Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation, and more
  • Music, inspirational readings and lively discussions around the evening campfire
  • Stargazing
  • Great company and healthy food

Do you play an instrument? Please bring it along!

Campground link:

Suggested Donation: $15 per night

Please email Gina at [masked] if you plan to attend.

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  • MR

    I wanna put down a maybe?

    July 12, 2013

  • Gina

    That is amazing isn't it :)

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How interesting! A trip to Maroon Bells was a top priority this summer. I love how the Universe provides.

    1 · April 12, 2013

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