The fitness app Cody named Arise one of the top 20 yoga festivals in the world, and while it has “music” in its very name, the promoters have always been adamant that the Arise gathering is about much more than an outdoor concert. “Arise is a movement,” they say, and they’ve scheduled more yoga sessions and workshops than most straight-up wellness retreats.
From its “Solutions Village” to its “Wisdom Village,” the festival is as focused on spreading healthy dialogue and energy as it is on tunes.
And in addition to inspiring mind and body, Arise is a feast for the eyes. The installations create interactive and meditative spaces throughout the already picturesque grounds of the ranch.
Arise is heady and it’s hippie, for sure. They plant a tree for every ticket sold, but all of that consciousness is a way of life for Arise folks, not just a gimmick for the event.
- You’re going there to see: Jurassic 5, Ziggy Marley, Hard Working Americans
- You’re going to come home talking about: We Dream Dawn, Xerephine, The Heartifact
Denver to Sunrise Ranch
1 hour, 13 minutes
Accommodations: There are a ton of camping options from the free walk-in camping that comes with the purchase of a festival ticket all the way to the Outdoors Geek “Easy Camping” which features tents, sleeping bags and other amenities that are already set up when folks arrive.