Far Flung Fiestas

Couples Adventures

Jan 8, 2004
Outside Magazine

Red Mountain Spa
Located in southwest Utah adjacent to Snow Canyon State Park, Red Mountain Spa welcomes the adventurous couple to picturesque red rock canyons and Navajo sandstone formations—a stunning environment that includes over 30 trails and dozens of outdoor activities. The spa's 40 specialized guides lead daily trips for a variety of fitness levels, and they can include golf, rock climbing, mountain biking, and extra spa services in any package for an additional fee. Red Mountain Spa also offers a full range of athletic and resort facilities, including indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools, and a fitness center.

The spa's swank accommodations range from $405 to $445 per night (low season/high season) for a luxury villa, to more spartan doubles for $235 to $275 a night. The spa's two high seasons run from February through May, and September through November. All meals are included.

Red Mountain Spa
P.O. Box 2149 St. George, UT 84771
[email protected]
Phone: 1-800-407-3002
Fax: 435-673-1363

Xtremely Alaska Adventure Guides
What can you do in Alaska? According to Xtremely Alaska, an adventure-travel service based in Anchorage, just about everything. They organize tours ranging from three days to two weeks that combine a full menu of exciting outdoor activities: kayaking, mountain biking, ice climbing, rafting, and hiking. Most of the terrestrial activities take place in Alaska's Chugach State Park, just outside of Anchorage. Make good use of the provided dry suit on the 14-mile rafting trip that includes several miles of Class IV thrills, or sea kayak through the calm waters of Prince William Sound to visit waterfalls and an active bird rookery. Other options include ice climbing on Matanuska Glacier, two hours north of Anchorage, and mountain biking on trails circling pristine mountain lakes. Xtremely Alaska's three-day trip costs $340 per person, while the ten- and 14-day excursions cost $2,000 and $3,000 per person, respectively. They also offer five- and seven-day trips, June through December.

Xtremely Alaska
PO Box 221862 Anchorage, AK 99522
[email protected]
(877) 914-2735 (toll free)
(907) 868-4098 (local)
(907) 677-1330 (fax)