Canyons stretch across the Colorado Plateau like an enormous wind-scoured sculpture garden. Soaring sandstone spires tinged in brilliant orange and red. Intricate canyon labyrinths in a million crimson variations. Around every delicate arch, behind each massive monolith, the landscape of this red-rock wonderland invites exploration.
1 Hike a gently rolling trail to magnificent Fisher Towers, a series of enormous sandstone monoliths rising from the earth like petrified skyscrapers Perhaps spot climbers attempting to scale the towers, and enjoy sweeping views of Castle Valley, Onion Creek and the Colorado River Canyon below The afternoon is yours to relax at the rustic riverside Red Cliffs Lodge: visit the on‐site Castle Creek winery, soak in the hot tub, or curl up with a book on your private patio.
2 Prepare to be awestruck in Arches National Park, home to the world's greatest concentration of natural sandstone arches More than 100 million years of erosion have contributed to the breathtaking rock sculptures that swoop and soar around you Our hike leads to some of the park's most iconic features, including Double Arch and Delicate Arch Explore to your heart's content before returning to the comfort of our lodge Opt to relax poolside or visit the lodge's Moab Film and Western Heritage Museum.
3 Some of America's most untouched wilderness and incredible scenery lie within the boundaries of Canyonlands National Park, the largest and least developed of Utah's national parks Embark on an unforgettable hike in the park's Island in the Sky area, a vast mesa offering some of the best vistas in canyon country, including an incredible view of the Colorado River as it twists through a gooseneck canyon 2,000 feet below you Marvel at mysterious Upheaval Dome—how was it formed?
4-5 Walk directly from our resort on the scenic Lumsden Canyon Trail Journey to Colorado National Monument, home to 20,500 acres of sandstone monoliths and red-rock canyons Meander through geologic time on the Monument Canyon Trail, ending at the spot where John Otto, founder of Colorado National Monument, was married in 1911.