“Inspired” is the word we most often hear from visitors who tour Sage Mountain Center. Whether you want tangible ideas for building your own place, updates on off-grid living, or just need a break from the pressure of conventional society, we offer you a fun and educational solution.

Sage Mountain Center tours include off-grid solar electricity, lithium ion battery storage, solar hot water, wind generation, organic gardens, a large labyrinth, dry (composting) toilets, year-round greenhouse, and straw bale/cordwood building technologies. All are laid out in an environment designed to nurture the spirit.

greenhouse tour

Sage Wall and trail hikes are by reservations ONLY. The moderate 2-mile trail system features spectacular views, safe and well-marked paths, 300’ elevation gain, the Boulder Batholith and the Sage Wall. See our Trail Map.

We offer scheduled SMC facility tours to individuals or large groups, tailored to specific interests. No drop-ins please. E-mail us at for appointments. Please leave pets at home.


  • Sage Mountain Center tours (guided): 1 hour, $25/person. Children under 16 years old are free.
  • Sage Wall and trail hike (on your own): 2-hour reservation slots, $50/person. Children under 16 years old are free. (Want someone to guide you or your group on the trails? Add $100.)
  • Labyrinth walk: optional donation.
touring students returning to their bus