6 Day Women's Hiking and Spa Adventure in
ZION NP/ UTAH
April 4--9, 2024
Are you a woman with a love for nature and exploration and a desire for self-care? Do you crave the feeling of expansion, awe and freedom that Zion National Park evokes? If yes, come join me and other women on a Wellness Travel Adventure in Utah!
Over the course of six days, you'll hike amidst the most breathtaking scenery in the country in Zion National Park and witness the grandeur of the iconic landscapes up close. You'll gain a unique perspective of the park's terrain during a sunset jeep tour, riding an e-bike and taking a morning yoga class amongst the red rocks.
After three days in Zion, we will continue on to Red Mountain Resort and Spa. Nestled in the stunning red rocks of Utah, this resort is designed to rejuvenate your body and soul. Here, you'll have the chance to pamper yourself with a spa treatment, hike in nearby stunning Snow Canyon State Park, and savor wholesome, delicious food that nourishes your body and satisfies your taste buds.
Want to join this incredible adventure? Read the additional material below and send a message for more information.
DAY 1-Welcome and Private Jeep tour.
Morning pick up at a designated hotel in Las Vegas by a private coach and transported to Zion National Park. We will have a welcome lunch and time to settle into Springdale before embarking on a three hour private jeep sunset tour. Stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Springdale.
DAY 2-E-bikes and Hiking in Zion National Park.
Today, it's time to embrace the beauty of Zion. Ride E-bikes and hike in Zion. (See details of the hikes below).
DAY 3-Hiking in Zion National Park.
Embark on another day of hiking in the magnificent Zion National Park, where the breathtaking scenery will leave you in awe and full of inspiration. (See details of the hikes below). After our adventures, you will have the option to unwind in the evening with a relaxing soak in the hot tub or engage in conversation around the fire pit.
DAY 4-Outdoor Yoga and off to the Resort Spa.
We will begin the day with an outdoor yoga class. Afterward, we will drive to the Red Mountain Resort and Spa. Following lunch, you'll have a free afternoon to indulge in optional services at the Sagestone Spa, soak in the hot tub, walk the labryinth, or relax at the resort.
DAY 5-Spa and Snow Canyon State Park Exploration.
Today, we will hike in nearby Snow Canyon State Park, immersing ourselves in the magnificent surroundings. You can see the landscape by clicking on this music video by Katy Perry and advancing to 1 min 15 sec. If you prefer a more laid-back day, you can choose to stay at the resort and unwind.
After breakfast, you'll take the St. George Shuttle back to the Las Vegas International Airport. The shuttle departs approximately every hour and will be scheduled according to your flight's departure time.
*Itinerary changes may occur based on weather conditions, park closures and tour operator decisions.
COST AND CANCELLATION POLICY
$3,400 until January 29th
$3,550 after January 29th
*Prices are based on a shared double.
*Single supplement is available for an additional $750.
*CME for physicians: additional $150 for up to 28 Category 1 AMA credits.
For individuals looking to share accommodations, we can facilitate virtual introductions with other trip members.
A nonrefundable deposit of $500 is required at the time of registration.
Full payment is due by February 4th.
Please note that this trip is nonrefundable and personal trip insurance is mandatory.
WHAT IS INCLUDED AND NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST:
Three nights at the Holiday Inn Express in Springdale
Two nights in an Upgraded Queen Villa at Red Mountain Resort
Private group transportation from Las Vegas to Zion
Private group transportation to hike Canyon Overlook Trail
Private group transportation from Zion to Red Mountain Resort
Ticket on the St. George shuttle from the Spa Resort to Las Vegas Airport
Park entrance fees
3-hour private jeep tour
Full-day e-bike rental
Private yoga class
5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Tips for activities included in the itinerary
Price does not include:
Flight to Las Vegas and hotel accommodations the night before the trip (recommendations will be provided)
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic specialty beverages
Optional activities at the spa, including massages and extra classes
Photos of Red Mountain Resort
Want to join this incredible adventure? Read the additional material below and send a message with "Utah Meeting" in the comment for more information. You can ask any questions or we will set up a time to zoom.
WHO THIS TRIP IS FOR:
This trip is for spirited women, typically in their 40s to 60s. We are women who enjoy moving our bodies in nature (moderately – not sprinting up mountains or climbing Everest). We seek adventure, self-care, and the joy of being in community with other women.
Here's a breakdown of the hikes for Days 2 and 3:
Morning Hike: (3.6 miles, 1100 ft climb, approximately 3 hours) an unforgettable hike with an ascent, featuring the iconic 21 switchbacks of Walter's Wiggles. However, the effort is more than worthwhile, as it rewards you with breathtaking views at the top that span the deep canyon and the soaring cliffs. The panoramic vistas from this vantage point are simply spectacular, offering a remarkable perspective of Zion's unique landscape.
Afternoon hike: (1.9 miles, 193 ft climb, about 1 hour) - We will go on a leisurely hike that takes you along the Virgin River. As you stroll beside the tranquil waters, you'll be surrounded by towering red rock formations, creating a serene and visually captivating experience.
Morning Hike (1.0 miles, 163 ft climb) - We will do a brief yet impactful hike located just outside the park, with private transportation taking us to and from the trailhead. This hike offers stunning views of Zion's canyon from a unique vantage point, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the grandeur of the park. While the trail is relatively short and not very steep, it provides an adventurous experience as it winds through a narrow canyon, over slickrock, and features sections with steps, drop-offs, and railings for safety. Along the way, you'll encounter charming alcoves and small caves, adding to the trail's allure. At the trail's end, you'll be rewarded with sweeping vistas of the main canyon, featuring iconic red rock formations, massive sandstone cliffs, and the meandering Virgin River far below. This viewpoint is an excellent spot to take in the park's breathtaking beauty.
Afternoon HIke: (3.0 miles, 200 ft climb) - We will go through a diverse landscape, from lush, fern-lined grottoes to the upper pools, which are nestled in alcoves amidst towering red rock walls.
These hikes showcase the best of Zion National Park's breathtaking scenery, from towering cliffs to serene river walks and hidden emerald pools. Your journey through this extraordinary landscape promises unforgettable moments and photo opportunities at every turn.
We will have private transport from Las Vegas to Springdale, Utah, where Zion National Park is located. The drive takes a little over three hours (please note that Utah is one hour ahead of Las Vegas).
Continuing the adventure, we will drive from Springdale to the tranquil Red Mountain Resort.
To ensure a smooth return home, a ticket on a public Shuttle will be booked for your journey back to Las Vegas Airport, aligning with your flight time. Please share your flight information by March 1st to secure your spot on this convenient shuttle service.
The Holiday Inn Express in Springdale offers a perfect base for exploring Zion National Park, featuring stunning views, a year-round hot tub and outdoor fire pits. The hotel is located 1.2 miles from the south entrance to Zion National Park.
Red Mountain Resort is an all-encompassing wellness retreat nestled in the red rocks, located about one and a half hours from Zion. The resort offers a full-service spa, two on-site restaurants, and a wealth of adventures. While at the resort, you'll have access to indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub, fire pit, cruiser bikes, and a meditative labyrinth. Booking a spa treatment will also grant you access to the beautiful spa lounge. Your accommodations will be in an upgraded Luxury Villa Double Queen room, and group meals will be served at the Canyon Breeze Restaurant. Snow Canyon State Park is a short bike ride away, and if you choose to join us for a hike on Day 5, a bagged lunch will be provided. Please note that there is an additional cost for spa treatments and resort-led activities. Spa treatments can be viewed here. Early scheduling for spa treatments is recommended, especially for massages, as they tend to fill up quickly.
GROUP SIZE: There is a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 11 guests.
TRIP INSURANCE: Travel insurance with sufficient medical coverage and emergency evacuation is mandatory. Recommendations can be provided to help you obtain competitive rates.
TIME CHANGE: Please note that there is a one-hour time difference between Nevada and Utah. This time difference will be factored in when planning your shuttle back to the airport at the end of the trip.
WHEN TO ARRIVE: Please plan to arrive in Las Vegas on April 3. Our adventure officially begins the morning of April 4th when we gather in front of a Las Vegas hotel to meet our bus and commence our journey. You will be provided with the hotel name, allowing you to arrange your stay there the night before for added convenience.
CME: For physicians: 28 Category 1 AMA credit program by Dr. Kara Pepper on physician wellness. Topics include perfectionism, Imposter Syndrome, Second Victim Syndrome and how our brains create reality. This self-paced, online video series will give practical ways to silence your inner critic and aims to reduce physician burn out. This is a self-paced virtual program and material will be integrated into evening group discussion. Please contact for more details.
HOW TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION: To learn more about the trip, simply send a message below and type "Utah Meeting" in the comments section. Ask any questions and we can schedule a Zoom meeting to delve into further details.