Red Rock Desert Adventure
between Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Moab,
Utah is the gateway to some of the world's most
spectacular canyon country. Wind, water, and time have
molded the soft sandstone into smooth, thousand-foot
canyon walls, teetering spires, and massive arches that
leave the viewer in awe. Iron deposits in the rock color
it vibrant red contrasting the bright blue skies of
Moab's 300 plus sunny days per year. This canyon country
offers and abundance of scenic hiking trails replete
with enormous views and solitary canyons. Additionally,
Moab is justifiably famous for its mountain biking. "Slickrock"
formations, technical rock steps, and fast single-track,
yield some of the most interesting and challenging
mountain bike trails anywhere. Mountain Bike Magazine
has named Moab, Utah the "Mountain Biking Capital of the
Continuing SpaFari' tradition of
offering multi-sport adventure trips, our Moab trip
challenges you with a variety of activities. We hike, bike
and horseback ride (in April/May we also offer rafting) our
way through this pristine desert landscape. Our staff
provides for different skill levels among the group to
ensure that everyone faces suitable challenges.
trip is not all challenge, however. We stay at the luxurious
Sorrel River Ranch Resort, which is situated on a green
oasis by the Colorado River. The resort offers massage
rooms, a fitness center, a swimming pool and spa on the
river, and classic southwest-style ranch houses. Guests have
described the Sorrel River Ranch as "enchanting,"
"romantic," and "next to paradise."
As on all Spafari Adventure trips, we begin each
day with our special lemon health drink and eat delicious,
healthy foods throughout
the week. We also greet each day with yoga and meditation;
with every other day therapeutic massages. Other activities
include a lecture about the ancient Indian civilizations
that called this desert home, and an information session
with our nutritionist. Optional activities can also include
guided technical rock-climbing.
After a week of physical challenge and mental and
spiritual reflection in the red rock desert, you will return
to your daily life more relaxed, fit, and content.
Fly into Grand Junction airport. SpaFari will pickup at noon on the trip first day.