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Autumn Equinox Adventure
September 21-24, 2023

with special guest David Satori of Dirtwire and Beats Antique
at Steel Horse retreat, in Villa Grove, Colorado

Join our autumn mountain adventure in the beautiful San Luis Valley of Colorado, while the aspens change colors during the most enchanting time of the year. This limited-capacity retreat offers hiking, horseback riding, yoga, rejuvenating natural mineral hot springs, and a one of kind dance party with music DJ'd by David Satori. David will also be performing live ambient music during our optional group journey, aligned with Colorado's law SB23-290.

Our home base is the rustic and enchanting Steel Horse retreat. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in nature's wonders with a group of amazing humans!

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Group  Journey on the Autumn Equinox

Participate in an optional group journey on the Autumn Equinox to the extent permitted under Colorado's law SB23-290. Enjoy a live musical landscape created by the talented musician David Satori. 


This is for people who have had some previous experience with plant medicines. We will create a safe container for you to experience the awe plant medicines offer. We hold space, without being dogmatic about how you must participate. We treat you like an adult, let you choose your adventure, and be there for you should you need the hand or shoulder of a sober mind. 

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People on a hike during the day
People on a hike in the woods in the colorado mountains

Group Nature Hikes

Explore the wilderness, breathe in the fresh air, and connect with other like-minded individuals. Our hikes are a great way to exercise, de-stress, and experience the beauty of Colorado. We tailor our hikes to meet the group's fitness level, so everyone can enjoy the experience, possibly splitting into two groups if the desires of strenuousness vary greatly.

Group of people at look out during a hike

Rocky Mountain Horseback Adventure!

Embark on a unforgettable experience when you saddle up for a mesmerizing horseback riding adventure in the picturesque landscapes of Colorado. Traverse through the enchanting pinion trees, cross a serene creek, and ascend to the mesa top. Our guided trail ride ensures a safe adventure through the mountains, led by a team of expert staff on gentle, well-trained horses. Let the wonders of Colorado's wilderness unfold before your eyes as you create memories with your peers on this horseback riding outing.

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Two people riding two horses in the colorado mountains
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Natural Hot Springs

After  a day of horseback riding and hiking, it'll be time to unwind and embrace the serenity of a private man-made mineral pool at the enchanting Mount Princeton Hot Springs. Let the warm, therapeutic waters soothe your muscles and uplift your spirits as you share the healing waters with your new friends.

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Picture of the hot spring pool at Mount Princeton


Start our days with grounding and invigorating yoga sessions. Share the practice with your new friends and choose the level of exhilaration that suits your aptitude each day.

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one person doing yoga at sunset in the mountains

Fireside Chats

What sets this gathering apart is the chance to actively engage in preparing for the group journey, making it a collaborative and personalized experience. Integrate your ideas, desires, and passions into the experience. Share your hopes and fears with your peers ahead of the journey. Reconnect afterwards to download and integrate.

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Dance Party with David Satori of Dirtwire and Beats Antique

On Saturday night, after our journey, we will celebrate our adventure with a dance party featuring David Satori. David feels strongly that music is a healing medicine and he encourages each of us to travel courageously and curiously into our passions and to spread the love of music wherever and whenever we can.

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Eat well and be well

All meals and snacks are provided. We eat whole, healthy foods prepared with love. We  accommodate allergies and special diets. And we cheat a little with fireside s'mores made with organic, vegan chocolates.

Bowl of Oatmeal with blueberries and almonds
Plates and bowls of eggs strawberries avocado butter syrup almonds
Cooking smores over a campfire

Is this Journey for you?

Yes, if you 

  • Want to have an awesome adventure with amazing humans.

  • Have had at least one experience with psychedelics.

  • Are physically fit for hiking, riding a horse, doing Yoga and soaking in hot springs.

  • Excited to celebrate life with live music and a dance party

  • Enjoy eating healthy foods with new friends.

  • Like exploring new places.

  • Want to participate in a group journey that gives you the freedom to choose how to participate.

  • Love the idea of a "Psychedelic Adventure Camp"!

Group hike in the mountains

Steel Horse

Nature-inspired destination providing a private and serene setting for our intimate, group adventure and journey. Offering private rooms with ensuite baths, glamping domes, RV spots or camping. Rustic barn, rail car lounge, and outdoor gathering spaces. Approximately three hours south west of Denver.

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Event Barn in the mountains at Steel Horse
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Steel Horse retreat center's fireplace and seats
Inside Steel Horse Retreat barn set up for dining
Rail car transformed into a bar
Inside of rail car bar at Steel Horse
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Steel Horse offers four options for accommodations:

  1. Private rooms with 1 queen bed, sofa bed and an ensuite bath.

  2. Brand new geodesic glamping domes with 1 queen bed, and twin beds.

  3. RV sites with sewage and power for guests to bring their own RV.

  4. Camping with access to bathrooms and a shower.

We are offering these all-inclusive accommodations at various prices, starting at $899 for camping.

Want to share a room, and need to be paired with a "new" friend? Email Randy and he will put you on a list of people who want to share a room or dome rather than camp.

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Inside Glamping Dome at Steel Horse
Camping in a tent at night at Steel Horse
Bed in glamping dome at Steel Horse
Tent in field at Steel Horse


If our pricing is an obstacle to your participation, send us an email and we will offer you a discount.

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Day 1, Thursday,September 21:

  • Arrive at Steel Horse anytime after 4 PM

  • Games

  • Dinner

  • Evening hike

  • Fireside chat

Day 2, Friday, September 22:

  • Yoga

  • Breakfast

  • Carpool to Horseback riding

  • Hot Springs

  • Carpool back to Steel Horse

  • Dinner

  • Fireside Chats

Day 3, Saturday, September 23:

  • Yoga

  • Breakfast

  • Nature Hike

  • Group Journey with music by David Satori

  • Dinner

  • Dance Party with David Satori

Day 4, Sunday, June 24:

  • Yoga

  • Breakfast

  • Closing circle

  • Hike and Picnic Lunch

* Itinerary and activities are subject to change.

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