Utah Road Trip: Park City to Amangiri -A One Week Adventure

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  • Utah

  • Adventure Travel

  • Active Travel

  • Road Trip Travel

  • Sightseeing

  • Outdoors

  • Hidden Gems

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Curator’s statement

Utah offers an escape into the wonders of nature and outdoor adventure. Gorgeous mountain views. Stunning Red Rock Landscapes. Some of the most beautiful red rock formations and landscapes in the world surround moab. The area features arches, canyons, mesas and breathtaking views. Moab is the gateway to two spectacular national parks—Arches and Canyonlands. Arches National Park has thousands of natural arches, Canyonlands National Park has vast canyons carved by the Colorado River. An experience of totally unique geological formations.

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Where to stay

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The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection

This luxe, sleek property perched on 3,500 acres of wild, breathtaking landscape offers an extensive array of outdoor activities, a farm-to-table restaurant, a world-class spa and ample wellness offerings.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

ULUM Moab

A luxury desert escape nestled in Utah's dramatic landscape, offering a unique blend of adventure and comfort amidst Moab's iconic red rock formations.

Amangiri

A true bucket-list destination, famed for the best-in-class spa, sensational architecture and rare seclusion on 600 acres of Utah desert.

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  • $100 resort/hotel credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

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Day 1-2: Scenic Serenity: A Park City to Horseshoe Bend Road Trip Adventure

Park City Lodge in Utah

Embarking on a road trip from Park City to Horseshoe Bend in Utah is a journey that promises unforgettable beauty, breathtaking landscapes and a deep connection with nature's wonders. Your Utah adventure begins here, for the trip of a lifetime.  Fly into Salt Lake City and Drive to park City for moments filled with natural beauty, inspiration, and relaxation. 

Experience Sundance

Explore the artsy town of Sundance, Utah, inspired by Robert Redford's vision for creative expression. Wander through art galleries and boutiques, embracing the town's artistic vibe against the scenic backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains.

Park City

Park City, a charming mountain town known for its world-class resorts, historic Main Street and vibrant arts scene. Explore the town's boutiques, galleries and eateries before setting out on your journey.

2 Nights at The Lodge at Blue Sky, Park Citys

t's not just a resort; it's a destination where the whisper of the wind through the trees and the majestic mountains inspire a profound sense of centered calm.  The essence of nature meets the art of well-being. .The  resort curates thoughtful wellness programs designed to rejuvenate both the body and the soul. From sunrise yoga sessions overlooking the mountains to guided meditation amidst whispering pines. Offering Farm-to-Table Cuisine: A culinary journey that celebrates the goodness of fresh whole food. You can take part in eco-conscious initiatives and learn about responsible living, fostering a deeper connection with nature and a sense of global mindfulness.

Things to do at The Lodge at Blue Sky 

Healing Sound Journey A transformative Healing Sound Journey that connects you deeply with your body. A sensory experience that is elevated by Utah’s gorgeous mountains and healing energy.

Intuitive Energy Journey Your healer will lead you into meditation, intuitively identifying and healing blocked energy pathways. Discover patterns, truths, and new ways to reconnect with your body and self deeply.

Cold Plunge Spring-fed waters from Alexander Creek, with tubs maintained at 38-42°F. Guided by a Wim Hof-certified expert, learn  breathing techniques to heal your body. A gorgeous setting of cold plunge therapy inspired by the mountain landscape. 

Fat Tire Bike Experience the thrill of riding even in snowy weather with customized fat tire biking Tailored to your riding style and skill level, these adventures take place on Park City's year-round trails. Fat tire bikes are designed for easy riding. Most importantly, they are fun to ride. 

4x4 Tour A guided tour of Blue Sky's picturesque property, where you'll discover diverse landscapes and wildlife. Gain insights into Blue Sky Ranch's rich history, explore our trails, and visit notable spots like Dry Lake, The Tavern (a 1800s cabin), stables with rescue horses, and Gracie's Farm.

Day Trips in Horseshoe Bend

Kayak Horseshoe Bend: Experience the breathtaking beauty of Horseshoe Bend in a truly unique way kayaking at Horseshoe Bend. Paddle down the Colorado River, taking in the iconic sight of Horseshoe Bend from the water. Kayaks will transport you through the stunning canyon, setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure. Discover this natural wonder from a perspective few have the chance to.

Scenic Viewing: The primary attraction at Horseshoe Bend is the panoramic view. Witness the awe-inspiring sight of the Colorado River curving around a massive sandstone escarpment, creating a perfect horseshoe-shaped bend. The view is especially breathtaking during sunrise or sunset when the colors of the landscape come alive.

Hike Horseshoe Bend: Discover stunning Horseshoe Bend and the Colorado River through a 1.5-mile trail near. This short out-and-back hike offers breathtaking views and takes approximately 34 minutes to complete. Explore the beauty of the bend and enjoy the nature surroundings as explore on this scenic trail.

Day 3: Utah's Wonders: From Scenic Trails to Artistic Galleries and Whiskey Tasting

Sunrise in the mountains and high rise trees

Horsetail Falls Hike

Embark on a scenic adventure with the Horsetail Falls hike, a Utah gem showcasing nature's splendor. Trek through picturesque trails, capturing breathtaking waterfalls and stunning landscapes. Discover the allure of Utah's wilderness with this captivating outdoor escapade.

Donut Falls 

A  beautiful hike through lush forests, winding trails, and then, the grand finale - a jaw-dropping, gorgeous waterfall. Crystal-clear waters cascading down rugged rocks, it was like stepping into a magical world. 

Gallery Mar Art Experience

Immerse yourself in artistic brilliance at Gallery Mar, a premier art destination in Utah. Explore curated galleries featuring diverse artworks, from contemporary masterpieces to traditional marvels. Witness the beauty of Utah's art scene and indulge your senses in this cultural haven.

Highwest Whiskey Tasting

Savor the essence of Utah's craftsmanship with Highwest whiskey tasting. Delight your palate with the finest blends, experiencing the rich flavors that define Utah's whiskey heritage. Engage in a tasting journey that echoes the spirit of the state's distilling mastery.

Day 4: Desert Oasis: Exploring Moab's Natural Wonders and Luxurious OLUM Tented Camps

Brown rocky formations under blue sky during daytime.

On your way from Park City to Moab, take a detour to Capitol Reef National Park famous for its Waterpocket Fold and vibrant rock formations. The scenic drive through Capitol Gorge is a hidden gem that leads to stunning viewpoints.

Stay one night at OLUM Tented Camps, in the quietude of the desert, awaken to breathtaking sunrises, and retire under a blanket of stars. Whether you seek adventure on Moab's renowned trails amidst nature. Located In the heart of Moab, Utah, where rugged landscapes meet open skies. inspired by nature. In the heart of the wilderness the luxury camps are more than just accommodations; they are sanctuaries reflecting the untamed spirit of the American Southwest. OLEM Tented Camps draw inspiration from the ancient nomadic traditions, where simplicity harmonizes with luxury in the desert.

Things to do in Moab

Moab, with its red rock formations, canyons, and arches, are the grandeur of the surrounding Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, inviting you to explore the wonders of the world while enjoying the comforts of thoughtfully designed accommodations in nature.

Delicate Arch Trail,  in Utah's Arches National Park. This scenic hike leads you through stunning desert landscapes to the iconic Delicate Arch, a symbol of natural beauty. Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets this trail offers a glimpse into Utah's majestic rugged beauty.

Mountain Bike: Moab is known for it’s amazing mountain biking trails amidst the red rocks. The Slickrock Trail is a  11-mile ride, shaped by petrified sand dunes, making it challenging. There are breathtaking views and steep slopes. This is a world-famous trail for good reasons. 

Moab's Arches National Park, audio tour where nature meets the spectacular. Marvel at iconic landmarks like Delicate Arch and Landscape Arch, and discover the park's history, from ancient native tribes to modern explorers. Set your own pace, pausing to explore craggy rock formations and hidden treasures, geological wonders, all while immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of this natural wonderland. 

Day 5-7: Desert Sanctum: An Amangiri Journey Through Nature's Artistry and Luxury

Rocky hills in dessert.

The drive from Moab to Amangiri offers the beauty of vast landscape in Utah. Traverse through stunning canyons and witness the changing colors of the landscape as you travel through the desert.The rugged beauty of Dead Horse Point State Park sets the tone for your upcoming retreat at Amangiri, promising an unforgettable experience amidst the raw red rocks. 

Stay 3 Nights at The Amangiri: Where the Desert Meets the Divine

At Amangiri, luxury blends with adventure, creating an once in a lifetime experience in the heart of the Utah desert. This amazing hotel offers activities even during the winter months, ensuring an unforgettable stay. Amangiri, with its awe-inspiring architecture and panoramic desert views, offers more than just accommodation; it promises journey into nature where luxury, and red rocks intertwine. 

Things To Do at Amangiri, Utah

Amangiri combines the untouched red rock country with the luxury of Aman hospitality, leaving no stone unturned. The resort is in nature, harmonizing effortlessly with the surrounding red rocks. Amangiri goes beyond a stunning hotel; it is an experience. Experiences that are  transformational. I have a profound passion for travel that transforms and fosters connection with nature.  Let your soul be nourished by the wonders of the desert land.

Camp Sarika: is a unique desert oasis just a short stroll away from the resort. A vast 600-acre landscape of mesas, canyons, and sandy terrains in Utah, the camp is an immersive experience in the heart of the wilderness. The camp consists of 10 pavilions, each featuring canvas tops and private plunge pools. These pavilions are arranged around a central area, which includes a shared lounge, restaurant, and pool. You can connect with nature and experience the breathtaking geological wonders.

Slot Canyon Hike: Embark on an unforgettable journey through the famed Antelope Canyon and discover two lesser-known slot canyon gems. Marvel at the interplay of light and shadow painting the canyons with breathtaking hues, exploring ancient rock formations in this magical landscape.

Lake Powell Boat Experience: Embark on a thrilling 2-hour boating tour of Lake Powell, where red rock cliffs meet crystal-clear waters. Absorb the natural beauty that surrounds you in this captivating adventure.

Horseback Riding: Discover the desert's serenity on horseback as you ride through picturesque trails. Feel the rhythm of hooves beneath you, connecting with the land in a unique and intimate way possible only on horseback.

Cultural Immersion: Engage with Navajo culture through guided tours led by Navajo experts. Immerse yourself in ancient storytelling, traditional hoop dances, and authentic cultural experiences, gaining a deeper understanding of the region's rich heritage.

E-bike Tours: Explore the gorgeous landscape on e-bike tours, relishing the exercise, scenic beauty, and fresh air. The pedal assist feature enhances guests' range and enjoyment, making the adventure even more accessible and enjoyable.

Air Tours: Soar over the raw desert landscape in a plane, helicopter, or during a sunrise balloon adventure, offering an amazing perspective of the vast backcountry. Choose from options like exploring Bryce Canyon with an optional hike, flying over Monument Valley, or the Grand Canyon.

Hot Stone Private Dining: Indulge in an exquisite private dining experience amidst the desert's beauty. Picture yourself savoring gourmet cuisine placed atop 500-degree hot stones, a culinary marvel that blends skill and creativity for an unforgettable dining experience.

Wellness & Fitness  Experience the ultimate wellness by immersing in nature while receiving the best massage. Enjoy the day by the pool, and take advantage of the fitness center's offerings, including Pilates, yoga, and fitness classes.

Included: There are a variety of complimentary activities, from astronomy workshops under the vast desert night sky to immersive Navajo storytelling. Engage in dream catcher workshops, flute classes, geology lessons, all against the backdrop of the majestic red rocks.

Day 8: Fly Home from St George Utah

A rocky landscape in a dessert.

Time to for your journey back home. Drop rental at St George Utah airport. The road trip from Park City to Amangiri is more than a physical journey—it's an opportunity to connect with the land, immerse yourself in the natural beauty and rejuvenate your spirit. 

Places to eat & drink

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Places to Eat near Park City  Lunch & Dinner

Tree Room: Make a stop at Robert Redford first building at Sundance Mountain: It all started in 1970 with a tree. The Tree Room, was a cabin built around an actual tree. The restaurant serves some of the best food  in the area. Experience the fusion of art, nature, and cuisine, reflecting the essence of Robert Redford's vision.

Twisted Fern:  Where simplicity and authenticity of real food, sourced directly from the earth and animals, to bring you nourishing and delightful dishes. Creative, conscientious, new American cuisine. A warm, local dining experience that celebrates creativity and the essence of Park City's culinary scene

Riverhorse on Main Is a restaurant committed to excellence and a deep-rooted love for the vibrant local culture, to create a dining experience that reflects the essence of Park City's rich culinary heritage. Founded with a vision to offer Park City residents and visitors a taste of culinary innovation, Rivershore on Main draws inspiration from the town's historic charm and the majestic beauty of its surroundings. The restaurant's creators envisioned a menu that celebrates seasonal ingredients, local traditions, and global flavors. 

5 Seeds, Culinary creativity meets a commitment to sustainability. They are dedicated to crafting dishes that showcase the vibrant colors and bold flavors of seasonal produce. With a focus on organic, locally grown ingredients, every dish is a testament to our dedication to culinary excellence and environmental consciousness.

Nosh the culinary wonders of Park City, Utah, at Nosh Park City, where the spirit of Israeli cuisine meets the enchanting mountain landscape. Our guide invites you on a flavorful adventure, celebrating the diverse and vibrant tastes of Israel right in the heart of Utah where every dish is a celebration of taste and culture.

Places to Eat in Moab Lunch & Dinner

Desert Bistro  began with a deep love for the unique flavors of the region and a desire to craft a dining experience that mirrored the grandeur of Moab itself. Inspired by the stunning red rock canyons and the vastness of the desert, we set out to create a menu that reflects the diverse cultural influences and natural bounty of the area.

Josie Wyatt's Grille, nestled in the heart of Moab, Utah, The story begins with a profound love for traditional American cuisine and a deep-rooted commitment to serving hearty, soul-satisfying food. Josie Wyatt's Grille, nestled in the heart of Moab, Utah, is more than a restaurant; it's a culinary haven where flavors, passion, and community converge. Our story begins with a profound love for traditional American cuisine and a deep-rooted commitment to serving hearty, soul-satisfying dishes to our patrons. Founded with a vision to revive the time-honored tastes of American comfort food, Josie Wyatt's Grille draws inspiration from the warmth of home-cooked meals and the joy of gathering around the table.American comfort food, Josie Wyatt's Grille draws inspiration from the warmth of home-cooked meals and the joy of gathering around the table.

Antica Forma, a culinary gem it's inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Italy and a profound love for exquisite food. Founded with a vision to recreate the rustic charm and genuine flavors of traditional Italian cooking, Antica Forma is a labor of love. 

Need to Know

Temperatures drop to 40’-50’s in the winter. Amangiri continues to offer its experiences, despite the colder weather.

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