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4 Events Not to Miss at Our Capitol Reef Resort in 2023

May 14, 2023 | Activities & Adventure, Cougar Ridge Lodge, Our Blog, Things to do in Utah | 0 comments

There’s no bad time of year to plan a visit to Cougar Ridge. Our Capitol Reef resort has something to enjoy in every season. From a winter hike in Capitol Reef National Park to day trips to Arches or Utah state parks to picking fruit in the Fruita orchards in the late summer and fall, there’s always something new to experience.

Looking for an even better reason to visit Cougar Ridge in 2023? You’re in luck! Our Capitol Reef resort is set to host a few exciting events this year. Keep reading to learn what to expect and when to visit.

Fort Desolation Festival

If you’re looking for a truly unique experience to enjoy at our Capitol Reef resort this year, this first event is not to be missed. From June 8 to 10, Cougar Ridge Resort will host the Fort Desolation Fest. Fort Desolation is an outdoor travel company. They specialize in creating goods designed for vehicle-supported adventure travelers. They’re bringing their adventure travel and music festival to Cougar Ridge.

Set against a stunning backdrop of the national park, this exciting festival will feature live bands, a travel expo, food and drinks, and more. This year’s headliners will include Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Shakey Graves, The White Buffalo, Morgan Wade, and more.

Accommodations at our Capitol Reef resort will fill quickly for this unique event. But on-site camping will also be available for those looking to stay at the resort. Staying on-site is a great chance to experience the festival in its full glory. Enjoy after-hour jam sessions with artists, corn hole tournaments, cook-offs, cocktail hours, and more. But you can still join in the fun and stay in some of the other hotels Torrey Utah has to offer if you don’t grab a spot at Cougar Ridge.

Whether you love live music, adventure travel, or both, be sure to get your tickets for this exciting festival right away!

Utah Symphony: Forever Mighty Tour

The Utah Symphony and Utah Opera are going on tour this summer. They’ll be traveling more than 600 miles over six days and hosting free concerts throughout Utah. Torrey, Utah is one of the six locations that they’ve chosen.

On August 11, 2023, the Utah Symphony will host a Music Elevated concert at Cougar Ridge. The event is open to the public and guests of the resort. It’s free, though tickets can be reserved in advance to guarantee your spot. 

The concert will feature performances by two internationally acclaimed, Utah-based singers; soprano Madison Leonard and baritone Shea Owens. They’ll perform a variety of Broadway, opera, and American folk music pieces.

High Fitness Yoga Retreat

Looking to combine a stunning visit to Cougar Ridge with the chance to jumpstart your fitness goals or enjoy a mental reset? The High Fitness Yoga Retreat is a great choice. Awaken Studios is bringing its fitness and yoga retreat to our Capitol Reef resort from September 15 to 17, 2023.

This three-day, two-night retreat will combine high fitness energy with controlled pilates movements and the chance to connect with other like-minded fitness enthusiasts. You’ll enjoy group fitness classes, personal growth sessions, and guided day trips to Capitol Reef National Park. 

In addition to all fitness classes, workshops, and day trips, the retreat fee also includes accommodations at our resort. Choose from a suite in The Grand Lodge or in a two-bedroom villa. In addition to luxury accommodations, you’ll enjoy access to amenities and activities like hot tubs, our brand new pool, bowling, a Bonfire Party, and more. Prices for this retreat vary depending on which accommodations you choose at our Capitol Reef resort.

A Bonfire Party

If music or yoga isn’t for you, don’t worry; there’s one more event you can enjoy all summer long at Cougar Ridge! A Bonfire Party is one of the highlights of a stay at our Capitol Reef resort. Guests enjoy a bonfire complete with s’mores and hot beverages, followed by a stargazing experience with a telescope and experienced guide. 

You can join a Bonfire Party most Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the year. This event is open to guests of Capitol Reef, as well as the public, including locals and guests at some of the other hotels Torrey Utah has to offer.

Planning Your 2023 Visit to Our Capitol Reef Resort

If you’re looking for a fun way to mix up your next visit to our Capitol Reef resort, any of these exciting events is a great choice. From concerts and music festivals to a fitness retreat or Bonfire Party, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this year at Cougar Ridge.

While it might not be an event, there’s one more important date you should know if you’re planning a visit to Cougar Ridge soon; June 30, 2023. That’s because June 30 is your last chance to take advantage of our Spring in Capitol Reef promotion. When you book a stay of three or more nights before June 30, you’ll enjoy a 25 percent discount on your stay. Book today to take advantage of these big savings!

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