Utah: Bryce and Zion national parks by day, posh resort stay by night

Red Mountain Resort offers a soft landing for those who want to hike by day at Zion National Park and unwind in style by night.
(Joe Newman / Red Mountain Retreat)

Who says you have to rough it on your next visit to Bryce Canyon National Park?

To mark the centennial of the National Park Service this year, the luxurious Red Mountain Resort in southwestern Utah will take you there -- and throw in a pedicure too.

The Find Your Park Essential Retreat package takes you to two of America’s national parks during a six-day stay at the resort with plenty of creature comforts.

The Find Your Park Essential Retreat at Red Mountain Resort includes unlimited classes (like this tai chi session) and healthful meals.
(Red Mountain Retreat)

Hike one day each in Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks, both in southern Utah. After your visit, indulge in a 50-minute pedicure, do a few laps in the swimming pool, take a yoga or tai chi class, or just chill in the surrounding red-rock beauty.

The idea is to hike by day (at the resort or at the parks), and relax by night with nutritious meals, cooking demonstrations and discussions about living a healthful lifestyle.

The all-inclusive package price starts at $315 per person, per night. (You can fly in to nearby St. George Municipal Airport or McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, which is about two hours away.)

The offer is good May 15 to Aug. 31.


Info: Red Mountain Resort, 1275 E. Red Mountain Circle, Ivins, Utah; (877) 246-4453


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