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Red mountain retreat.

Red mountain retreat.

Find your oasis in St. George, Utah.

Photos: Red Mountain Retreat

If you think you have to go to Arizona or New Mexico to take in the natural wonders of the American Southwest, think again. For a complete spa and wellness destination that includes outdoor adventures in Zion National Park, look no further than Utah's Red Mountain Resort. This all-inclusive retreat has it all. Whether you seek a spot to relax, play or both, Utah offers a luxurious yet adventurous destination, proving the coasts don't have a lock on the best travel locations.

Relax Amid Gorgeous Scenery

Relax Amid Gorgeous Scenery

Once you’ve arrived, you'll feel like you're in another world, but it couldn't be easier to get here. St. George is a two-hour drive from Las Vegas and less than a day's journey from L.A., Phoenix or Salt Lake City. With Snow Canyon State Park just a short walk down the road, and Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks a stone's throw away, the majestic open space and clean, fresh air start to work their magic on your mood the minute you step into your well-appointed room or villa.

Retreat packages are designed for adventurers and peace-seekers alike. The resort offers personal training and fitness workshops, including dance, yoga, meditation and water workouts. You can also sign up for a personalized nutrition tutorial, classes in pottery using local clay, or a photography hike around the grounds. Active types will want to sign up for guided hiking, canyoneering and rock climbing adventures. A round of golf at the nearby Ledges Golf Club is not to be missed.

When you're ready to relax after all of that activity, the onsite Sagestone Spa and Salon offers a full range of health and beauty services. Schedule a massage or two, and try a clay treatment that uses local clay and honey for a purely Utah-inspired treat. The salon offers full-service hair, nail and makeup as well.

Enjoy Fine Wining and Dining

Enjoy Fine Wining and Dining

Red Mountain Resort's mission is wellness, and to this end, the Canyon Breeze restaurant offers healthful meals in a cozy setting with a double-sided fireplace. Dishes reflect the best of Southwestern cuisine. Be sure to try the huevos rancheros with black beans and salsa verde. For dinner, the blue corn-crusted chicken is phenomenal. And feel free to indulge. The orange blossom creme brûlée and full wine list allow for just that.

With such incredible pampering available, you may have to remind yourself to step out and enjoy the view by the pool. Don't forget to take advantage of the unique landscape of Utah, and enjoy a one-of-a-kind vacation at the Red Mountain Resort.

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