How to Have the Most Relaxing Retreat of Your Life in the Red Rock Deserts of Southern Utah

Relaxation and Whole-body Care

How to Have the Most Relaxing Retreat of Your Life in the Red Rock Deserts of Southern Utah

When your fast-paced, busy lifestyle leaves you feeling frazzled, what you need is a break—and we don’t mean for coffee. We’re talking about a timeout on life for self-care and relaxation among the red rocks at southern Utah’s Red Mountain Resort. This award-winning retreat makes its home in the desert and features tranquil treatments evoking healing and complete relaxation.

Consistently ranked as one of the best spas in the Beehive State, Red Mountain Resort’s Sagestone Spa & Salon offers exquisite facials, massages, and manicures along with ancient health and beauty regimes found only at Red Mountain.

Come for a day, a weekend, or a whole week, using this guide to plan your restorative retreat. Leave Red Mountain Resort refreshed and ready to tackle another round of life’s challenges.

Healthy, On-Site Eats

Meals at Red Mountain Resort feature gourmet meals that prove that nutritious food can also be incredibly tasty.

Before you begin relaxing at the spa, nourish your body with healthy cuisine at the on-site Canyon Breeze Restaurant. Overnight accommodations include three meals a day, with daytime buffets featuring a bevy of soup, salad, and entrees options. Calorie counts, healthy portion sizes, and allergens are showcased for every dish to help you make wise dining choices. At night, enjoy elevated, multi-course cuisine from an ever-changing menu featuring everything from venison and free-range chicken to tofu steaks.

Nature-Inspired Offerings

Be one with the landscape with desert-inspired rituals that use local botanicals, mineral mud, and honey for uniquely Red Mountain relaxation. Follow it with rest and a spot of tea—with red rock desert views—in Sagestone Spa & Salon’s stunning glass-windowed lounge. When it comes to treatments, you have a wide variety of choices. However, you can’t go wrong with the Red Mountain Revitalizer, which includes a full-body scrubbing paired with a Vichy shower massage. Warm water flows as a therapist massages your scalp, conditions your hair, and scrubs your skin smooth.

Soften your skin with the Soothing Agave Ritual that pairs a sea salt scrub with warming cactus gel wrap and agave nectar oil massage, or choose the Salt Glow for complete exfoliation. The three-in-one Ultimate Redefining Body Treatment exfoliates, firms, and softens your skin to leave you glowing while the Warm Detox Wrap jumpstarts body detoxification with self-heating seaweed mud.

Experience the benefits of red desert clay with the Adobe Lavender Hydrating Cocoon, which helps to repair tired muscles, heal bruising, and relax you with the smell of lavender. The Bee Perfect Body Wrap includes a whipped honey-sea salt scrub that’s followed by extracts of papaya, pineapple, and aloe for silky-soft skin. It’s a favorite in Utah’s desert landscape.

Unlimited Activities

Access to hiking the surrounding red rocks make the resort’s location something special.

Before you relax, get outside and experience Red Mountain Resort’s signature hiking program, which takes guests into the red rock wilds of neighboring Snow Canyon State Park every day. Intense treks and leisurely ambles are offered each morning so that anyone can participate, and there are also weekly Pound Puppy Walks that take guests to a local shelter to walk dogs. Beyond hiking, Red Mountain retreats include unlimited fitness classes, pool and hot tub use, and frequent wellness workshops.


Whether you spend the day hiking in Snow Canyon State Park or working on your fitness with kickboxing, weight lifting, or a yoga class, you deserve to treat tired muscles after working hard. Fight tension and promote relaxation with a Sagestone Personalized Massage designed to fit your unique needs. Choose a couples, prenatal, or aromatherapy massages, or one of Sagestone Spa’s signature specialty treatments.

If you’ve spent the day on your feet, end it with the Red Rock Hiker’s Massage, which focuses on restoring weary legs with marine mud to draw out toxins paired with magnesium gel to reduce cramping. Combat inflammation with a grounding Warm Himalayan Salt Stone Massage that replenishes negative ions and trace minerals with soothing salt stones.

For Eastern-influenced restoration, experience Himalayan singing bowl sounds with Vibrational Sound Therapy, or release tension and unwind with Cranial Sacral Therapy. Give tired toes the attention they need with traditional Thai Reflexology or get your body back in balance with Lymphatic Drainage.

Spa Treatments

Pamper your feet, face, and hands with a variety of spa treatments.

Pamper your feet, face, and hands with specialty treatments like the FarmHouse Fresh® pedicure, which pairs scrubs and scents with your feet needs, or a shellac manicure that delivers perfectly polished nails that last for 14 days.

Get glowing skin with the Signature Facial, a customized treatment designed to address any skin woes from wrinkles to acne. Or turn back the clock with the Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Facial, which uses lactic acid partnered with hydration, antioxidants, and collagen to nourish your skin—leaving it smooth and supple.

Salon Services

Pamper your locks with salon treatments that tame frizz, smooth, and moisturize your hair. Feeling bold? Makeover your look with a salon-formulated hair color and professional cut.

When it comes to treatments, your hair needs love too. Get 12 weeks of smooth, frizz-free hair with a Brazilian Blowout, or mend broken ends with a Split End Treatment. Revive lackluster locks with a nourishing Root-to-Tip Hair Treatment that thoroughly conditions your hair.

Make a Day (or Week) of It

You can come for the day or spend a longer retreat at the spa.

While a single day isn’t enough for full relaxation, sometimes it’s all the time you have. Visit without the overnight stay and enjoy affordable day packages that include lunch at the resort’s Canyon Breeze Restaurant. Try the Quick Escape if you need a massage, Body & Sole for a massage plus foot pampering, Diva or Dude for a Day for daylong pampering, or Mommy in Waiting for expectant mothers looking to feel and look their best.

For an in-depth, immersive restoration experience, book the 4-day, 3-night Self Care Essential Retreat. More relaxation-oriented than other offerings, this package is designed with solo travelers to maximize relaxation and restoration. It includes Red Mountain Resort’s morning guided hikes, three nourishing meals per day, fitness, wellness activities, spa gift, and five signature spa treatments: grounding Himalayan Salt Stone Massage, relaxing Vibrational Sound Therapy, calm Cranial Sacral, tension-reducing Table Thai Yoga Massage, and the signature Red Mountain Revitalizer.

Tips on Choosing the Best Treatment for You

No one likes booking and looking forward to a spa treatment only to have it not meet your needs. Whether you need a deep-tissue massage or full-body rejuvenation, follow these tips to pick the best service for you to ensure a blissful, restorative spa day at Red Mountain Resort’s Sagestone Spa.

  • Book in advance. Once you’ve scheduled your stay, pick your treatments to make sure your top-choice isn’t taken.
  • Share your preferences. If you love a deep-tissue massage or prefer a more relaxing technique, let the spa staff know so they can schedule you with a therapist who meets your needs. Once at your treatment, share with your therapist if you don’t want something worked on, like your feet or abdomen.
  • Ask questions. Not sure what a Vichy shower is? Does your skin need hydration or anti-aging treatment techniques? What treatment will help your hair look its best? Call the spa, get your questions answered, and ensure you book something you love.
  • Mix it up. Red Mountain’s Sagestone Spa offers unique treatments that may be new to you. Don’t be afraid to venture beyond the standard full-body massage for relaxing Cranial Sacral or soothing Vibrational Sound Therapy. You might find something new that you completely love.
  • Pick a package. Instead of choosing between a treatment or two, opt for the four-day, three-night Self Care Retreat to completely unwind with five treatments made to renew your body and mind.

No matter how you spend your time at Red Mountain Resort, you’ll end up feeling relaxed and refreshed. And isn’t that what a vacation is supposed to do?