How do you define relaxation or rejuvenation? For some, Utah's spectacular powder days or red rock adventures are enough to create balance and harmony as they are drawn from the freedom of carving your own lines and finding your own path after a week tied to the grid. For others, it is the healing powers, practices and teachings of yoga, modern fitness regimens, and a full menu of spa treatments. No matter where adventure takes you in Utah, you'll find first-rate relaxation and restoration amenities nearby. Come discover world-class spas and resorts, indulging in an escape to soothe body, mind and spirit. Relax after an 80-minute deep tissue or Swedish stone massage, bask in an ultimate mountain salt glow or recapture your youth with a Dead Sea mud mask.
Utah's spas have been recognized by Conde Nast, Newsweek, Travel and Leisure, and Outside magazines. Many of Utah's spas have been awarded four-star certification by AAA. Accolades include #3 in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure magazine and 2005 Luxury Travel Awards A-List Top 10, USA Southwest Retreats.
A Spa Near You
Park City and the Heber Valley
These days, Park City is as much a renowned ski and mountain adventure town as it is a year-round spa destination.
The spa amenities you expect from a ski town like Park City exist in abundance. Spa Montage at Deer Valley and Remède, Park City Spa at St. Regis, are top indulgences at one of North America's highest-rated resorts. For local flair, we can't help but love the Salt Lake Reflexology and full Deer Valley Healing Ritual at Remède. Additionally, after a really intense day on the slopes, taking up the Après Ease deep-pressure water therapy at Montage is divine. The spa menu down the road at the Waldorf Astoria Spa near Canyons Resort is equally impressive, and the perfect complement for Epic pass carriers who've tackled the 7,000+ skiable acres between Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons.
On Historic Main Street, the eco-conscious Aura Spa and Boutique promotes the essence of relaxation. Aura's full range of spa services and treatments will help you find your balance or treat sore muscles after a full day on the snow. Meanwhile, Mountain Body Spa and Herbal Cosmetic Deli blend the purest grade, environmentally safe vitamins, enzymes, fruit acids, oil and minerals – the gifts of nature – into handmade herbal bath and spa products you can't find anywhere else. Schedule a green tea facial, seaweed wrap or other treatment at their Sanctuary Day Spa to infuse some extra harmony into your high-elevation adventures.
To keep the good times rolling in the winter, check out the snowshoe and yoga package at Park City Yoga Adventures, then warm it up with their paddleboard yoga in the steamy geothermal spring waters of Homestead Crater in the adjacent town of Midway (there is a hike and yoga program through the warmer seasons). Since you're exploring the Heber Valley, you might consider the Zermatt Resort, a Swiss-style lodge with a wellness spa, for your vacation headquarters. The list of Park City-area relaxation amenities goes on from there, and includes facilities for all styles and budgets.
Slope-Side Spas Statewide
Great snow, lots of vertical and diverse terrain lure you to Utah's mountain resorts. Though our cities and towns are unbelievably close, sometimes a ski vacations can only be complete with ski-in/ski-out access and great wellness amenities at your fingertips. Here are a few spa-minded resorts worth a closer look, whether to keep you on the slopes longer or simply to help you relax.
Visitors to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort will love the Cliff Spa, whose 30-plus treatments and salon services come with a panoramic view of the ski resort's dramatic Wasatch Mountain home from the spa's rooftop pool and hot tub. Just up the canyon, Alta's Rustler Lodge offers popular après-ski spa services from focused relaxation treatments to the essential sore muscle therapy, which targets discomfort in those ski-worn joints and muscles. Over the ridge line, deep into the next canyon, the Sundance Eco-spa draws on nature and Native American influences in its pursuit of well-being and balance.
Cedar Breaks Lodge Spa and Red Leaf Spa at the Grand Lodge in Brian Head, Utah, take relaxation to new heights, offering the warmth and rejuvenation of indulgent spa services at 9,600 feet. Brian Head Resort is an incredible year-round mountain destination, with two mountains for skiing and riding in the winter and hiking and mountain biking in the summer, but also offers an array of on-mountain adventures and quick access to the beauty and recreation opportunities of the Cedar Breaks National Monument area.
The metropolitan cities along the Wasatch Mountain Range of Northern Utah provide ample ski and mountain getaways just minutes up the canyon, as well as proffering the amenities and nightlife of the city. Ogden and Logan in the north combine cozy mountain-town environments with big-city services and close proximity to The Greatest Snow on Earth® while the highly acclaimed Provo-Orem metropolitan area is just down the canyon from Sundance Resort. Choose the valley or head for the hills, either way you're not far from great spa services and wellness centers.
Headlining the list is Utah's capital, Salt Lake City, which is only minutes from Salt Lake International Airport and offers everything from the inexpensive services of a massage school to the opulence you'd expect of a AAA Five-Diamond/Forbes Four-Star hotel, the Grand America's 20,000-square-foot Grand Spa. In addition to discovering the great restaurants, breweries and bars of downtown, exploring Salt Lake neighborhoods is a fabulous way to find a personalized approach to maintaining your health and wellness. The holistic Japanese Spa called The Kura Door graces the historic Avenues neighborhood and offers traditional Japanese healing and the Ofuro Bath ritual, your path to well-being. You’ll find more than just Stott Pilates at 9th and 9th Pilates studio. They offer Barr, TRX, Yoga and Cardio Circuit training with multiple levels and passes available. Alternatively, Centered City Yoga offers an array of restorative, sweat and specialized yoga classes. Stop by for one class or consider picking up a multiday pass while you enjoy several days skiing or the Sundance Film Festival. Additionally, students and licensed massage therapists offer unbeatable prices at the Healing Mountain Massage School or the Utah College of Massage Therapy. There are just so many energizing options.
One of the more welcome surprises for any Southern Utah adventure is the array of spa services at your fingertips. Imagine reaching Angels Landing in Zion National Park or canyoneering through the water-carved slots of the Zion wilderness then retreating to St. George's award-winning Green Valley Boutique Hotel and Spa. Spa Finder, Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure have all taken notice of Green Valley, rating it one of the top spas not only in America, but also in the world. Just north of St. George is the highly acclaimed Red Mountain Spa, wrapped in the breathtaking red rock geology of Snow Canyon State Park. Both parks offer complete fitness and wellness packages that make the most of the dramatic surroundings, blending red rock excursions with weight-loss programs and top-tier spa services.
The desert oasis Amangiri and Aman Spa never fails to astonish visitors. You’ll find the luxury retreat nestled in Utah's high desert country, on the south side of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This spa is a high-end destination all its own, or a welcome addition to any multi-day itinerary through Lake Powell, Monument Valley or Utah's Mighty 5® national parks.
On the Moab side of the state, relaxation-minded visitors to the Arches and Canyonlands area are attracted to Spa Moab's principles of healing and wellness. It is centrally located in the adventure-loving town of Moab. Conversely, if you’re looking for seclusion and service, try Sorrel River Ranch's therapeutic amenities, twenty miles up the Lower Colorado River Scenic Byway.
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