The outdoor labyrinth at the Sophia Retreat and Event Center is an exact replica of the most famous one, The Chartres labyrinth near Paris, France.

We strive to keep the Labyrinth available to everyone. If you would like to schedule a time to see and use it, please call 970.882.4920, or submit a request in the contact for below and we will confirm a time for you.

This was an eleven-circuit design divided into four quadrants. It was often found in Gothic Cathedrals but over time many of these eleven-circuit designs were destroyed or intentionally removed. As a pilgrimage it was a questing, searching journey with the hope of becoming closer to God. In walking the Chartres style labyrinth the walker meanders through each of the four quadrants several times before reaching the goal. An expectancy is created as to when the center will be reached. At the center is a rosette design which has a rich symbolic value including that of enlightenment.

Watch this informative video on the science and spirituality of sacred geometry, the first recorded use of labyrinths, ritual and ceremony, and a history of the Chartres Cathedral. Robert Ferre world renowned labyrinth maker and founder of the Labyrinth Society created the beautiful Sophia Retreat and Event Center Labyrinth in June of 2008.