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The Best Hiking in Utah

A Hiker’s Paradise

Starting with trails right outside your door, Red Mountain Resort is at the heart of the most abundant and spectacular hiking on the continent. 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 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 do this in advance by contact your reservation agent at 800-407-3002, or  in person with the Adventure Concierge no later than 6 pm the night before the hike.

Red Mountain offers the services of our Adventure Concierge to answer all your questions and to reserve your outdoor adventures while you are at the resort. An Adventure Concierge is available daily in our Guest Registration area. 

Daily Guided Hiking

Included in our retreat packages , you can start your day with a healthy hike.  Here is information to help you choose which hike is the best for you.  We ask that you wear appropriate closed toe hiking footwear and bring a pack to carry water for "hands-free" hiking.

Explorer Hikes are at a pace of 1.5 to 2.5 mph with frequent rest stops for interpretive talks and photography. Hiking trails are on uneven desert terrain of sandstone, lava rock, hard pack dirt and loose sand. Distances vary between 2.5 to 4 miles with an average elevation change of 350 feet.

Challenge Hikes are ideal for experienced hikers. Hiking pace is between 2.5 to 3 mph with rest stops. Hiking trails are on uneven desert terrain consisting of sandstone, lava rock, loose rock, hard pack dirt, long stretches of loose sand and steep slopes. Distances vary between 3.5 to 5.5 miles. The maximum elevation gain of a challenge level hike is 765 feet.

Endurance Hikes are fast paced hikes, just below a jog. These hikes are on designated desert trails that can consist of steep slopes, loose rock, deep sand, uneven terrain and along ledges with exposure to drop-offs. These hikes may involve rock scrambling through difficult sections. Distance varies between 5 - 8 miles with elevation change up to 1500 feet.  Note that meeting time and location for Endurance Hikes differ 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 is where you will learn how 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. The Morning Walk in Snow Canyon State Park is just as the name says, a walk in the park. You will walk approximately 2.5 miles at a pace and on terrain that is comfortable for a good morning workout.

Chakras, Red Rocks & Journal Hike

4 hours, available year-round, $55/$85 per person

This inspirational journaling hike through Snow Canyon State Park will provide a sense of place and give you time to reflect on your personal goals and lifelong dreams. This two or four hour excursion is lead by Dave Dwulit, certified 2Y2R™.

Native American Rock Art Walk

3 hours, available year-round, $85 per person

See with new eyes the rich cultural history of the American Southwest in this interpretive hike guided by Archeologist Boma Johnson.

Red Rock Hiking — Gila Trail

4 hours, available year-round, $85 per person

Use all your hiking skills on a backcountry adventure in Snow Canyon State Park. Great views await those skilled enough to take on this challenging hike.

Sand Cove Slickrock

4 hours, available year-round, $85 per person

One of our most popular hikes, this adventure showcases the beauty of Utah's Navajo sandstone and diverse geologic formations.

Tuachan Saddle

4 hours, available year-round, $85 per person

Just minutes from the resort, this five-mile hike gains nearly 2,000 feet of elevation and offers some of the most dramatic views of Snow Canyon State Park. Diverse terrain includes long stretches of sand, rocky ascents and descents, and a formation we call Wall Street.

Zion Narrows Hike

Full day, available seasonally, $195 per person.

During this adventure you’ll wade through the Virgin River or along exposed sandbars. Further upstream, the 1,000 foot canyon walls with fluted forms and zebra-striped patterns slowly close in around you.

Zion National Park Hiking Adventure

Full day, available year round, $195 per person

Zion National Park — Hiking Located within an hour of the Red Mountain Resort, Zion National Park is one of the scenic wonders of the natural world. Famous for its deep canyons, sandstone cliffs and scenic vistas, it combines the beauty of lush forestland with the towering majesty of colorful mountain peaks. Hiking options include Observation Point and Emerald Pools.

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

Rate: $55 per hour, per person

Our experienced guides can create a customized adveture 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 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.


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