The Best Hiking Resort in Utah
A Hiker’s Paradise
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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. Please reserve your spot in advance 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. Advance sign up is always required as space is limited.
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 entry level hikers. We take the time to admire the scenery with stops for photos and guide interpretations. These hikes may contain paved walking paths as well as unpaved trails of uneven terrain 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 will not be offered every day of your stay.
Reflective Outdoor Experiences (NEW FOR 2020!) will take your soul for a stroll literally! Three new experiences designed to guide you while you reflect, renew and refresh. Bring your Adventure Journal to capture a special breakthrough moment. Mindful Silent Hike, Meditation Walk, Nature-inspired Journaling Hike. Peacefully ponder while you enjoy the beautiful scenery. Days and times vary.
Our daily events calendar also offers unique and inspiring outdoor experiences. A guest favorite is the Pound Puppy Hike is perfect for anyone who misses their four-legged best friend. Another opportunity is for you to bike on a leisurely, gradual uphill six-mile bike ride to the Kayenta desert community on our Kayenta Bike Ride. Sign up is always required as space is limited.
Candy Cliffs Hiking Adventure
HALF-DAY TRIP, AVAILABLE SEASONALLY, $135
Enjoy vistas of Zion National Park, Grand Staircase, and Pine Valley mountains. Hike on wave-like red sand stone, and be sure to look for the heart shaped rock formation. This is sure to be the highlight of your trip! Confident explorer hikers and above. Half day trip, includes lunch.
Lava Tubes Hike
2 HOURS, AVAILABLE SEASONALLY, $75
For confident Explorer level hikers and above. Caverns in the middle of Snow Canyon? Yes! Discover the underground world with the help of your guide and a headlamp. This is a 2-mile-long round trip with varying terrains of sandstone, lava rack and loose sand. You will scramble up and over rocks,experience uneven terrain and darkness.
Camelback Wilderness Adventure
4 HOURS, AVAILABLE seasonally, $95
For confident Explorer level hikers and above. A local favorite, off the beaten path with stunning panoramic vistas and unique red rock formations. Done this? We suggest your next adventure be Candy Cliffs.
Zion National Park Hiking Adventure
day trip, AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND, $250
One of the scenic natural wonders of the world, Zion National Park is famous for its deep canyons, sandstone cliffs and stunning vistas. Our experienced guides will lead you though the stark contrasts of lush forestland and colorful mountain peaks in Utah's first National Park.
Zion Narrows Hike
day trip, AVAILABLE SEASONALLY, $275
A summer experience unlike any other. Hike in the water, stone river bed and sandy alcoves provided by the Virgin River waters while gazing upwards at the 1,000-foot walls of Zion Canyon. Specialized water shoes, socks, and a walking stick are provided.
Your Own Unique Adventure
$60 PER HOUR, PER PERSON or by special arrangement
Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, Sightseeing, Birding, Climbing. Your ideas or ours, the possibilities are limitless. Do you have special needs? Or just want a customized experience? Our expert guides and can design a trip uniquely tailored to your individual requirements.
HALF-Day trip, $95
For all levels. Discover the serenity and beauty of the Pine Valley Recreation Area. Take a stroll along an alpine lake, babbling mountain stream, and towering Ponderosa pines. A lovely diversion from the desert scene. Includes a stop at iconic Veyo Pies.
Red Rock Hiking
4 hours, Trails vary seasonally, $95 - $135
Challenge level hikers will be delighted by vast vistas of cliffs, narrow slot canyons, slick rock, red rock canyons and ancient petroglyphs. Up for a real challenge? Ask about our special Olympic year gold-medal hikes.
Bryce Canyon National Park
DAY TRIP, SEASONALLY, CONDITIONS PERMITTING, $300
What’s a Hoodoo? Enjoy an alpine climate, unique red rock formations, brilliant blue skies and awe-inspiring vistas. A day you will treasure for years to come, guaranteed.
2 hours, available seasonally, $75
Explore the Anasazi culture at a Solstice site, where the petroglyphs along with inspiring panoramic views, connects the people living here in the past with people today. For confident Explorer level hikers and above.
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.