A Few of Our Favorites
Red Mountain has been in southern Utah for over 20 years, which has given us plenty of time to gather a few "must-do's". Explore this list of our best resort experiences as complied by guests, staff, and locals.
In honor of Red Mountain Resort’s upcoming 20th Anniversary, the newly-debuted Alpine Adventure is the perfect summertime hiking excursion. Situated in the Pine Valley Mountains in the Dixie National Forest, the lush valley sits at 6,900 feet of elevation and is surrounded by beautiful timber-covered mountain peaks reaching an elevation of over 10,000 feet. Ponderosa Pine and Oak Trees cover the area, offering ample shade to hikers and cool, crisp mountain air with a lovely fragrance of spruce and pine. In addition to its beauty, hikers can also discover the history of the area, which was first discovered by Mormon pioneers in 1855 and would later settle the area in 1859 to establish a lumber mill.
The Alpine Adventure will feature two levels of difficulty for guests to choose from: Explorer and Challenge. Both the Explorer and Challenge hikes will be offered every Tuesday starting in June and will take place from 9:00am – 3:00pm. The cost for each is $135 per person and includes lunch.
Alpine Adventure Explorer
The Explorer Level Alpine Adventure offers the perfect excursion for guests looking to have a restorative and self-paced outdoor adventure. Hikers will explore the Pine Valley Reservoir and hike lakeside along the valley floor. The 3-mile hike will include both paved trails and well-maintained dirt trails; however, the hike can also accommodate those requiring pavement walking only. Hikers will have ample time to photograph and enjoy interpretative explanations from the guides or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The excursion also includes a healthy, gourmet packed lunch at the Santa Clara Creek. Hikers will also have access to restrooms.
Alpine Adventure Challenge
The Challenge Level Alpine Adventure is a great choice for those looking for a physical challenge paired with outdoor adventure. The 3.2-mile hike (6.4 miles round trip) will take guests to the top of the Pine Valley 10,300-foot summit, where hikers will be rewarded with breathtaking vistas of the entire area, including Zion National Park and the Grand Staircase.
Hiking: Hit the trail
Our guests have hiked over a million miles in the past 20 years in Snow Canyon alone. No matter what level of hiking you choose, you can count on our guides to make a hike fun, relaxed and informational. Sure, 20 years ago we didn’t stop for a selfies, but our guides have always known where to capture the most epic shots.
Sign up for a Hiking excursion, or any Outdoor activity.
Spa Treatment: Red Mountain Revitalizer
Over the last 20 years our treatment menu as Sagestone Spa & Salon has grown. But one has remained popular with almost all our guests — the Red Mountain Revitalizer. This signature 75-minute treatment starts with a skin softening prickly pear sugar scrub. Then 7 showerheads worth of warm water cascades down to melt away stress as you experience the relaxation of a full body massage. A restorative scalp and facial massage complete this ultimate body treatment to nurture, relax and renew you.
Explore all the ways you can indulge in relaxation at Sagestone Spa & Salon.
Canyon Breeze: A dessert well earned
With Chef Chad Luethje’s consciously planned entrée portions, dessert is always an option. Throughout the years our baker, Lynnette Beck, has poured love into her creations, especially her always in demand chocolate chip cookies. Here is the recipe to make them at home.
Lynnette’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Unbleached Flour: 2¼ cups
- Baking Soda: 1 teaspoon
- Kosher Salt: 1 teaspoon
- Canola Oil: 1 ½ cups
- Brown Sugar: 3/4 cups
- Organic Sugar: 3/4 cups
- Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon
- Eggs, well beaten: 2 eggs
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: 2 cups
- Pecans, chopped: 1 cup
Recipe Nutrient Analysis
Calories: 114; Carbohydrates: 11g; Protein: 1g; Fat: 8g; Fiber: 1g
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside
- In a mixer, beat together butter, sugar, and vanilla extract until creamy
- Beat in eggs
- Gradually beat in flour mixture
- Stir in chocolate chips and nuts
- Roll into small balls and flatten slightly onto ungreased cookie sheets
- Bake 9 to 11 minutes until edges are golden brown
- Let stand on cookie sheets for 2 minutes
- Remove from cookie sheets and allow to cool
For more of our delicious, healthy recipes check our our Inspired Eating cookbook. Available in the gift shop or for online order.
Fitness Class: Drums Alive®
This unforgettable fitness class has a history that originated out of necessity. Carrie Ekins, the originator of the program, suffered a devastating hip injury. To keep moving and have fun, she began to drum on boxes, and unexpectedly experienced the euphoria that drumming produces, both aerobically and mentally.
Not only will you have a blast in our Drums Alive® class, the rhythmic patterns helps the brain generate enhanced Alpha waves that synchronize the hemispheres, improving your neurological well being – making this can’t-miss class, a complete mind/body experience.
To schedule a Drums Alive session or check out all our Fitness Classes.
Zion National Park
Our guides have led thousands of guests through Utah’s first National Park. No matter what the season, Zion is a breathtaking testament to the power of Mother Nature. Whether you have conquered Walters Wiggles to ascend the towering heights of Angels Landing, or waded along the cool waters of the Virgin Narrows, a trip to Zion holds something new every time.
Work with your Adventure Concierge to book a day trip to Zion, or explore our Zion Adventure Retreat.
The Labyrinth at Red Mountain
A group of our hiking guides volunteered to place each stone that lines the path of the spiral. The stones are Arizona River rock, smoothed by eons of running water. The stones represent water and its cleansing energy. The spiral shape of the labyrinth is a powerful symbol in Native American culture, symbolizing evolution, the never-ending cycle of growth, change, and eternal life.
Visit the Welcome Pavilion to start your journey down the Inspiration Trail that leads to the Labyrinth.