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 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.

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, available daily in our Guest Registration area. 

Daily Guided Group 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. Hikes last 2  - 2.5 hours.

Explorer Hikes An excellent beginner level hike.  We take the time to admire the scenery with several opportunities for photos and guide interpretations. Terrain is easy and management with some paved road walking as well as unpaved trails with rock, sand and lava rock.  Distances vary between 2.5 to 4 miles with an average elevation change of 350 feet.

Challenge Hikes a moderately aerobic, mid-level hike with short breaks for photo opportunities.  You'll encounter a variety of trails, 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 of a challenge level hike is 765 feet.

Endurance Hikes - Sure to test the endurance of even the fittest, this hike is 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 terrain.  Please check with the Outdoor Recreation staff before undertaking this hike.  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. Take a bike on our leisurely and gradual uphill six-mile bike ride to the Kayenta desert community on our Kayenta Coffee Cruise. 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.  Our seasonal Evening Walk offers a guide on our Inspiration Trail, where you enjoy the camaradarie of other guests.  Explore the beauty of the desert and discover the nurturing and healing powers of native plants during our Bountiful Desert Walk. And discuss the powerful volcanoes that shaped the canyons to the hidden microcosms of life beneath your feet in Snow Canyon State Park on our Desert Nature Walk. 

Native American Rock Art Walk

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

Discover the rich cultural history of the American Southwest in this interpretive walk guided by Archaeologist Boma Johnson.

Red Rock Hiking

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

A backcountry adventure through Snow Canyon State Park.  Great views await those skilled enough to take on this challenging hike.  We can arrange special adventures for solo guests or small groups to some of our favorite trails, like Tuacahn Saddle or Gila Trail.  Pricing varies with each loaction and number in group.  Plan your hiking adventure through our adventure concierge.

Camelback Wilderness Adventure

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

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.

Tuachan Saddle

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

This five-mile hike gains nearly 800 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.

Lava Tubes Hike

2 hours, available seasonally, $55 per person

Wander through an ancient cave formed by underground flowing lava.  This beginner level evening hike is 2 miles round trip with varying terrain of sandstone, loose sand and crumbled rock.  We explore the lava tube during a beautiful sunset and learn of the geologic forces that created this unique feature of Snow Canyon State Park.

Moon Light Hike

Available 1 time per month, $55

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.  Leave your lights at home and let the moon illuminate the path ahead of you.

Zion Narrows Hike

Full day, available seasonally, $195 per person.

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 will be provided.

Zion National Park Hiking Adventure

Full day, available year round, $195 per person

One of the scenic natural wonders of the world, Zion National Park is famous for its deep canyons, sandstone cliffs and stunning vistas.  Experience first hand, the beauty of lush forestland with the towering majesty of colorful mountain peaks.  Guided hike 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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1275 E. Red Mountain Circle
Ivins, Utah, United States

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