Native Ute Land in Colorado

Sunrise Conference Center Near Colorado Springs

There is a growing body of evidence that indicates time spent in nature is essential for physical and emotional health, and for reducing stress. In Richard Louv’s books, “Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle”, he says that “The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.”

We are situated on 6,000 acres of private land in Colorado—bordering Pike National Forest and the Fossil Beds National Monument in the western foothills of Pikes Peak. Located at an elevation of 8,600 feet, The Nature Place lies in a montane life zone, where we have mountain meadows, aspen groves, open pine forests, small mountain streams, and spruce and fir forests. We have many birds, squirrels, coyotes, hawks, elk, deer, and turkeys—and the occasional bobcat.

We hope you choose to tap into the restorative powers of the natural world found at the Nature Place. Come here to boost your mental acuity and creativity, promote health and wellness, and build a smarter and more sustainable organization—and to strengthen your human bonds.