Red Rock Romance
The desert is intensely romantic. Beyond the sunsets and starlight, you’ll find relaxing spas and wine tasting, inspiring hikes and views, and so much divine dining.
If you’ve ever seen the last few rosy rays of sunshine that give way to unfettered starlight, you’ll understand why the Utah desert is the perfect place for romance. If you haven’t, just trust us. The vast expanses of Bryce Canyon National Park, the epic canyons of Zion National Park, and the quaint stops in between can make you feel like you are the only two people in the world. This itinerary is perfect for honeymooners or anyone looking for a romantic retreat.
Around Zion, you can be whisked away by speedboat to admire the canyon cliffs of Lake Powell at sunset, share a moment of elation and accomplishment as you take in the vertigo-inducing view from Angel’s Landing, or unwind at a renowned desert spa retreat.
In Bryce Canyon, you’ll be transported to another world as you gaze at the impossibly bright Milky Way. Snuggle up for a drive-in movie surrounded by juniper-dusted mesas or catch an award-winning Shakespearean play.
Cross to the eastern part of the state and Moab, where you can watch the sun rise together through the window of a natural arch. Then sample the sunshine’s desert spoils at a vineyard set among the red cliffs of Moab.
Few things are better than taking in a beautiful place with the one you love — and in this week you’ll take in a lot of them together.
Read these resources to learn how to travel thoughtfully and experience Utah most fully.
Elevate Your Hiking with Mindfulness
Incorporating simple mindfulness techniques into your next hike can take the edge off anxiety and enhance your overall well being.
Finding Strength and Inspiration Deep in the Utah Desert
How a series of hiking and camping trips in Utah’s parks and wilderness put Elisabeth Brentano on a transformative journey from urbanite to nature lover.
Red Rock Dreaming
Opportunities for wellness and adventure abound in Southwestern Utah's Red Rock Country. Gaze at the night sky instead of a screen, hike trails, watch wildlife, embrace nature, and explore within yourself.
Resiliency Road Trip
The emergence of small Utah towns like Moab and Helper offer an inspiring backdrop for a road trip focused on reinvention.
Walking The Line Between Risk and Responsibility
Why a Hawaii-based highliner and influencer hasn't returned to Utah — yet.
Women in the Wild: Transformation and the Outdoors
Paula Colman joins a weekend retreat for women in Moab, Utah, that has an eye-catching mission: Build your tribe. Connect with your inner spirit. Transform body, mind and spirit around the theme: “Ignite the Flame Within.” Follow along as she seeks her authentic self and learn how to find your own Tribe.