Canyonlands, Moab, and Arches Adventure in Utah

5 Days, Multiple Departures

Canyonlands, Moab, and Arches Adventure in Utah
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Women Only

Unlike any landscape on the planet, the area around Moab, Utah has to be seen, felt, and explored by everyone at some point in the arc of their life. Nestled next to the mighty Colorado River and in between Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Moab will be our home base for this adventure-packed retreat of hiking, mountain biking, yoga, and soaking in the dramatic sandstone cliffs and high desert of eastern Utah.

We’ll enjoy 5 days and 4 nights alongside the Colorado River at the Red Cliffs Lodge where we will soak in the red rock cliffs while we do yoga in front of the still undammed river.

Our women’s only travel group will explore some of the over 2,000 natural sandstone arches in Arches National Park, including a sunset hike to the famous Delicate Arch. We’ll also venture into the Islands in the Sky portion of Canyonlands National Park to hike among the cliffs plunging down to the powerful Colorado and Green Rivers. We’ll also mountain bike on easy trails in the area many call the mountain bike capital of the World on trails suited for your confidence and skills. 

We will witness the wind, freezing water, uplifting, freezing and powerful rivers carved the Colorado Plateau into Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, each with a unique and powerful presence. The well-known western writer and part-time resident Edward Abbey described the area as “the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth—there is nothing else like it anywhere.”

The massive, red Entrada Sandstone layer just under the surface of the Colorado Plateau hosts 9 national parks (including Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands) and 19 national monuments (including the newest addition of Bears Ears) – just about everywhere the dramatic Entrada Sandstone comes to the surface. Our national parks for the retreat (Arches and Canyonlands) are relative newcomers to the national park system getting full park status in 1964 for Canyonlands and 1971 for Arches (however it was a national monument since 1929) but are highly celebrated for their dramatic features and landscapes.

October is an ideal time of the year to visit the area when the daytime temperature are perfect for hiking and the evenings cool down as the heat of summer begins to release its grip on the high desert. Daytime temps in October are typically 74 and the nights can drop into the low 40’s. The Colorado River calms down and becomes more approachable as it winds its way through the red, sandstone cliffs and past our lodge. This is a unique adventure in a unique and inspiring landscape. Join us to experience the wonder, ancient history and mystery of this magical land. We can’t wait for this adventure-filled yoga retreat in Utah. 

About The Host

Host enriching, rejuvenating adventure retreats to renew the spirit and strengthen the body. A unique and powerful approach to creating vibrant health and personal empowerment deals for women of any age, background, or athletic ability. Programs targeting the mind, body, and spirit have been developed and refined over 16 years by world champion triathlete Colleen Cannon.

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