The Best Hiking in Utah

A Hiker’s Paradise

Explore Whole Body Wellness at Red Mountain Resort

With trails right outside your door, Red Mountain Resort is at the heart of the most abundant and spectacular hiking in Utah and North America. Just down the road is Snow Canyon State Park, with nearly 7,000 acres of red rock canyons and cliffs, lava caves and two volcanic cones. We also offer group and privately guided hikes in the legendary Zion National Park.

The heart of Red Mountain's outdoor activities is its daily morning hiking program. Nowhere else in the continental U.S. can you find the quantity or quality of trails for Red Rock hiking available at Red Mountain Resort. Numerous hiking opportunities are led by specialized guides who are enthusiastically committed to giving you the experience of a lifetime. Our guides are friendly, knowledgeable, practice the "Leave No Trace" Program, and are trained in CPR and American Heart Association First Aid. Advance sign-up is required.  You may reserve your spot by contacting your reservation agent at (800)-407-3002 or in person with the Adventure Concierge no later than 6 PM the night before the hike.

Daily Guided Group Hiking in Utah

Included in our retreat packages, you can start your day with a healthy hike.  Below is information to help you choose which hike is the best-suited for you.  We ask that you wear appropriate closed-toe hiking footwear and bring a pack to carry water for "hands-free" hiking. Hikes last 2-2.5 hours.  $95 for A la Carte guests.

Explorer Hikes are an excellent for beginners. We take the time to admire the scenery with stops for photos and guide interpretations. Terrain is manageable because of pace with some paved walking paths as well as unpaved trails with red rock, sand & lava rock. Distances vary between 2.5 to 4 miles with an average elevation change of 350 feet.

Challenge Hikes are moderately aerobic, mid-level hikes with short breaks for photo opportunities. You'll encounter a variety of trails designed to push mid-level hikers.  The trails include slick rock, washes and some rocky, uneven terrain.  Previous hiking experience recommended.  Distances vary between 3.5 to 5.5 miles. The maximum elevation gain is 765 feet.

Endurance Hikes will test the endurance of even the fittest. These hikes are intense and fast paced with infrequent breaks. Endurance Hikers must have the confidence to move quickly over uneven terrain in an unfamiliar landscape, navigate wilderness trails, steep slick rock, desert washes and rocky uneven terrain. Please check with the Outdoor Recreation staff before undertaking this hike. The distance varies between 5-8 miles with an elevation change up to 1500 feet. Note that the meeting time and location for Endurance Hikes differs from the Explorer and Challenge hikes. Endurance hikes may not be offered every day of your stay.

Our daily events calendar also offers more inspiring outdoor experiences. The Stress Hike will teach you to better understand the mind/body connection in relation to everyday stressors and the fight-or-flight response. The Pound Puppy Hike is perfect for anyone who misses their four-legged best friend. After greeting the dogs at the Ivins "No Kill" Animal Shelter, you enjoy a 1.5-mile hike with them at the base of Red Mountain. Take a bike on our leisurely, gradual uphill six-mile bike ride to the Kayenta desert community on our Kayenta Coffee Cruise.  Our seasonal Evening Walk offers a guide on our Inspiration Trail, where you enjoy the camaraderie of other guests and it's dog friendly.  For early risers we offer seasonal Sunrise Explorer and Sunrise Challenge hikes so you see the morning sun light up desert Flora & fauna fans will enjoy our Red Hills Desert Garden Walks and Desert Nature Walks.

Lava Tubes Hike


Prepare to go underground as the sun sets in Snow Canyon State Park.  You will learn about the geologic forces that created this unique series of tubes and caves.  This evening explorer hike is a 2 mile long round trip with varying terrain of sandstone, lava rock and loose sand.

Secluded Box Canyon Hike

3 hours, available year-round, $95 per person

Deep in the heart of Snow Canyon State Park, this red sand trail takes you into a box canyon with towering cliffs, a destination that rewards you with incredible views.

Camelback Wilderness Adventure


A hike for all levels through Utah's beautiful red rock wilderness.  Climb to the top of the Camelback and breathe in the beauty of stunning views and geological formations.

Moon Light Hike


The moon is your guide on this truly unique adventure through Paradise Canyon. Be sure to stop and listen for the night sounds as you make your way down the trail.  

Zion National Park Hiking Adventure


One of the scenic natural wonders of the world, Zion National Park is famous for its deep canyons, sandstone cliffs and stunning vistas. Experience firsthand, the beauty of lush forestland with the towering majesty of colorful mountain peaks. Guided hike options include Observation Point and Emerald Pools.

Zion Narrows Hike


Wade through the Virgin River while 1,000-foot canyon walls, fluted forms and zebra striped patterns, slowly close in around you. Water shoes, socks and poles are provided.

Zion Angels Landing

FULL DAY, limited availability SEASONALLY, $200 PER PERSON

Strenuous and challenging, this hike is consistently voted as one of the top ten day hikes in America.  Angels Landing will definitely test your limits when it come to its dizzying drop-offs and deep chasm views.  Upon reaching the top, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking 360-degree views, that make it 100% worth it.

Native American Rock Art Walk


Discover the rich cultural history of the American Southwest in this interpretive walk guided by our staff expert.

Gila Trail


This challenging hike traverses 4 miles of sandstone, sand and basalt through the rarely traveled back country of Snow Canyon State Park. You'll visit ancient petroglyph sites and experience breathtaking vistas.

Red Rock Hiking


Great views await those skilled enough to take on another challenging hike. We can arrange special adventures for solor guests or small groups to some of our favorite trails, like Tuacahn Saddle or Gila Trail.  Pricing varies based on each location and the number of people in the group.

Mindful Hike


Fully engage all of your senses by adding silence to this confident explorer level activity. A multi-disciplinary approach combining the skill and physical challenge of an Outdoor Recreation experience with aspects of meditative and stress reduction techniques to focus an individual's attentions, emotions and physical needs, to truly live in the moment.

Custom Adventures - Hike, Bike, Climb, Kayak and more


Our experienced guides will create a customized adventure designed for your experience level and interests. Choose a location near the resort or a trip to a nearby National Park.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Assumption of Inherent Risk in Outdoor Activities

Guests participating in Outdoor Recreation activities must recognize that they include risks integral to those activities. Although it is possible to minimize these risks, they cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique nature of the activity. Guests must agree to comply with all safety rules and instruction of Red Mountain Resort, any of its agents, employees and representatives. Guests must recognize that our activities occur in the wilderness in environments that include canyons, mountain and desert terrain, remote from medical facilities, roads and communication sites. Some of the inherent risks guests may be exposed to include but are not limited to: judgments by self, others or Red Mountain Resort; not following instructions; rough and steep terrain, falling or stumbling, trails with or without maintenance, off-trail travel, fences and barbed wire, loose rock, sand, sharp branches, cactus, vegetation, boulders, exposed ledges and paths, standing or running water, high temperatures, flash floods, rain, snow, lightning, extreme weather changes, winds, wild animals, venomous reptiles, insects, terrain lacking water resources and rock fall. These and other risks and hazards can result in injury, damage, permanent disability, death or loss. By voluntarily signing up to participate in any organized outdoor recreation activity at Red Mountain Resort, guests acknowledge the presence of these and similar risks.