Red Mountain Backcountry Adventure Retreat

Ouray, CO, USA

33 reviews
Jul 23 - 26, 2020
Group size: 7 - 19
Red Mountain Backcountry Adventure Retreat
Ouray, CO, USA

33 reviews

Deposit: $375
Jul 23 - 26, 2020
Group size: 7 - 19

About this trip

A gridless life. Most of us have a hard time disconnecting from our cell phones and computers on a day to day basis. This retreat is designed for you to break away from the ordinary and connect with nature and your truest self. Set in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, we'll take three nights and four days away from the stresses of daily life to allow ourselves time to reset. 

The lodge features a spacious yoga deck for mat placement with our backdrop being the gorgeous Red Mountain #3 you'll have the option to summit. There's also opportunity for walking meditations and star gazing.

This will be my second yoga adventure retreat  at the Red Mountain Alpine Lodge   

which is a beautiful, brand new custom timber frame lodge located at 11,000feet on Red Mountain Pass. The cute little small town of Ouray is 20 minutes to the North and Silverton is 15 minutes to the south making the positioning of our retreat both convenient and remote. Located conveniently only 300 yards from Highway 550 just at the base of Red Mountain #3, we will have access to some of the best hiking Colorado has to offer. 

Hiking options include: 

Hiking to the top of Red Mountain #3

Hike the Powerline, Putney, MacMillan Loop

Run to Telluride on the Black Bear Pass Road

Hike to Richmond Basin via Commodore and Spirit Gulches

The 3,2,1, Traverse to Ironton

Hike to the Opus Hut on Ophir Pass via Mineral and Porphyry Gulches

I'll also be offering a day trip hike to Red #3 and you'll have the option to join us on the newly placed Ouray Via Ferrata with the San Juan Mountain Guides.

Leave your worries and bring your hiking boots, there will be no shortage of adventure at this retreat!

*Please note all payments are final. No refunds given on deposits. No exceptions. You have the option to purchase trip insurance upon booking, however, if you decide to opt out of the retreat for any reason, no refunds are given. You may transfer your trip to another guest if you find someone to take your spot for a $90 transfer fee but I am under no obligation to find a replacement for you***

About the Red Mountain Alpine Lodge

This brand new, premium off-grid timber frame lodge offers amenities galore. There are three private rooms and a large loft. There's four flushing toilets, three showers and 3 vanities, radiant in floor heat, a large living room and dining area and plenty of space to cozy up to read a book.

Breakfasts and dinners are included during your stay as well as an afternoon soup/appetizer. A licensed on-site tavern is available and will offer a great selection of local on-tap beers as well as wine and spirits. 


There are three private rooms on the main level each of which includes a queen bed and a loft above with two twin beds. The other lodging option is the upstairs loft with partitioned twin beds and privacy curtains. Participants will be placed based on roommate requests and availability. 

Please note that even if booking a private room this is shared lodging. If you are a very sensitive sleeper, do not like sharing your space with others, or get bothered by roommates this may not be the retreat for you. 


Can we bring our own alcohol? --Because the lodge is a licensed tavern, Colorado Law prohibits its patrons from bringing their own alcoholic beverages to the hut. However, when hiking, trail ales will be provided courtesy of my sponsor Denver Beer Co.

Where can I park? -- In the summer you can drive right to and park at the lodge. 

Is there cellular signal, WiFi, and internet access? -- I hope you enjoy your stay more than your smart phone! There is no cellular service at the hut but WiFi is available should you need it. 

Is there running water, showers, and flushing toilets? -- There is running water that is safe and clean for drinking and there is three hot showers and 4 flushing toilets.

What if I have dietary restrictions? -- The kitchen is please to accommodate dietary needs and requests. If you have nutritional requirements or allergies please specify upon booking. 

Cancellation Policy

Please note, in order to keep my costs low there are no refunds for your choice to cancel travel. All payments are final. If you cannot commit financially to this trip then you might want to wait and sign up. This helps me keep my costs low and ensure I have the minimum number of participants needed to run this retreat. If I cancel the retreat for any controllable reason (i.e. not a forest fire or evacuation of town) a partial refund will be given. Optional travel insurance for an additional cost provided at check-out. 

*Yogi Magee Expeditions reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at owners sole discretion.*

What's the schedule like?

Please message me if you have any specific questions on programming. I try and protect my intellectual property as much as possible from those wishing to copycat my retreats by not releasing a specific schedule but to retreat attendees. 

What’s included

  • Meals
    Breakfast, afternoon soup/appetizer and Dinner
  • 3 night stay
    shared lodging based on bed you book
  • 4-5 yoga/meditations
    outdoor yoga and meditations weather permitting
  • Yogi Magee apparel
    custom locally designed retreat swag
  • Company hiking
    At least one group hike will be scheduled with the opportunity to take short day hikes from the lodge
  • WiFi
    the wifi is weak but the connection to nature is strong. This is not the place to bring your laptop to try and work during the retreat.
  • Alcohol
    must purchase from the hut
  • Tips/gratuity
  • Transportation
    you can fly in to Montrose to make the trip easier but you will need to provide your own flight and rental car
  • Lunch
    suggested items to bring include apples, nuts, dried fruit, protein bars, sandwich material.
  • Via Ferrata
    option to climb the newly opened Ouray Via Ferrata with the San Juan Mountain Guides

Available Packages

Single bed in the loft
Available until Jul 10, 2020Sold Out

The loft sleeps 10 and offers dormitory-style bedding. Loft features comfortable seating area, small table and a bathroom with a shower. Comfortable memory foam mattresses and linens including towels and robes are provided. Integrated curtains provide additional privacy.  Please specify roommate request upon booking. 

Deposit: $375
Queen bed in semi-private room
Sold Out

Book a queen bed to yourself or get the single bed price when sharing a queen bed with a friend. Must message me prior to booking second person so I can create a space for them. The rooms with a queen bed can sleep up to four...two in a queen bed and two in single beds that are bunks. Interested in booking a whole room to yourself? Choose private loft option below.

*while beds last...may not be available upon booking***

Deposit: $375
Single bunk bed in a semi-private room
Sold Out

Each single bunk bed in the semi-private room has a comfortable memory foam mattress, acmes to 3 bathrooms and 2 shower rooms as well as 4 vanities. Windows have room of Red Mountain 3 or the surrounding wilderness. Perfect for the person who wants a little extra privacy but still doesn't mind sharing a room. 

Deposit: $375

Available options

Ouray Via Ferrata with guides19 left
Deposit: $375

Single bed in the loft
Sold Out

Your Organizer

Yogi Magee (Natalie)
33 reviews
I'm a full time adventurer and part-time flight attendant. My passion is teaching yoga, cycle, barre and boot camps along with hiking Colorado's 14ers, blogging, soy lattes and travel. My company Yogi Magee Expeditions is designed to take people off their mats and into the wild for an experience they'll never forget.


I had an amazing time! The yoga in the mountains is just what I needed and the push on the hikes was well worth it! Breakfast was always good. And the best part was meeting some amazing women from all over the US! Women need other women! Friendships are so important!
This retreat was everything I had hoped and imagined it to be. Its hard to put into words how amazing this retreat is, but Natalie put together such an amazing experience that I booked another one of her retreats for the following year before I had even checked out of this retreat. The time spent with the others on this retreat is something I will never forget and I'm happy to have made so many wonderful connections and friendships. The condo we stayed in was great and made it easy to travel from out of state (bedding, towels, toiletries all provided). The proximity to the trail we walked every day to get to the gondola was perfect. I highly encourage anyone considering this retreat to take a leap and sign up!
This retreat was incredible! This is the third retreat I’ve gone on and I’ve signed up for two more. Natalie is an incredible host, finds the most amazing adventures to take her guests on, and you leave every retreat more fulfilled than when you arrived. If you’re looking for a relaxing and/or adventurous getaway, look through her retreats and book ASAP!
Phenomenal trip!!! Well organized, great condo location and set up, so many activities to choose from. All around an amazing experience. highly recommend everyone trying! Life changing and for all fitness levels.
I had the most amazing time! From the moment we arrived and Michelle was there to greet us, to the accomodations, the activities, and the last farewell. Future trips with Natalie are in my plans and I appreciate all the organization and ability to easily go with the flow when weather didn't do what we wanted. Thank you Natalie!!
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I have gone on two retreats now with Natalie and plan on doing a third (and possibly 4th) next year. The experiences she puts together and the people that she attracts to these retreats are what make them exceptional. Her approach to yoga and adventure is all about self empowerment, you won't find any snobby yoga egos here. If you don't do yoga regularly, you will be fine. If you don't hike regularly, you will be fine. Natalie creates an environment where you feel comfortable, safe and empowered. If you are on the fence, just book it. You will walk away from it with so much more than any other vacation. You will come away from the retreat realizing things about yourself you never knew you were capable of. You will not be disappointed!
By Kimberly Nelson on Aug 06, 2019