Adventures

Adventures and experiences at Amangiri

At the heart of the Grand Circle region, Amangiri is within easy reach of some of North America’s most magnificent protected areas, including the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and Monument Valley Tribal Park, home of the Navajo Nation. Occupying 243 hectares of this starkly beautiful landscape, Amangiri is as much a gateway to adrenaline-fuelled outdoor adventure as it is to the rich cultural heritage of the Navajo.

Discover Navajo heritage

Amangiri is tightly connected to Utah’s Native American communities and offers a range of one-of-a-kind experiences that bring guests closer to the culture and history of the Navajo people. Activities range from Navajo-guided tours of the slot canyons and Monument Valley Tribal Park to powerful storytelling sessions and ritual dances by the fire.

Hiking and climbing

Numerous trails lead from Amangiri to dramatic viewpoints and hidden wilderness hotspots. Graded by difficulty, guided hikes offer guests the opportunity to discover the geological wonders of this astonishing landscape. There’s no more thrilling way to get up close with Amangiri's majestic rock formations than by taking on the challenge of the via ferrata. These ‘iron roads’ see intrepid adventurers using fixed rungs and cables embedded into the rock face to traverse dramatic gorges and sheer canyons.

The plateau on horseback

Depart from the steps of Amangiri and explore the sweeping Utah desert landscape with Amangiri’s seasoned wranglers. Riding trails available both in the area immediately around the resort and beyond. More challenging rides include ridge-top hacks above a maze of ridges and canyons, where outlaws once hid and the cowboys of today still run cattle when the high country is buried in snow.
Amangiri Utah Activities Balloon Flight

Hot-air ballooning

Launching from Amangiri at sunrise, hot-air balloon flights offer extraordinary high-altitude views as the landscape below glows red and gold in the spreading sunlight. From the basket, 360º views take in Lake Powell, Navajo Mountain, the Vermillion Cliffs and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
amangiri usa hiking via ferrata

Exploring the slot canyons

Carved into the earth’s surface by wind and water over millions of years, the slot canyons are some of the most striking geological features of the Colorado Plateau. Aman guides escort guests through these sinuous sandstone formations – an opportunity to admire the striking array of colours displayed on their walls.

Extraordinary formations at Lake Powell

Mesmerically beautiful, the vast reservoir of Lake Powell encompasses more than 3,200km (2,000 miles) of shoreline, riddled with secluded bays and hidden canyons. Navigate these lesser-visited marvels by kayak, take a stand-up paddleboard across the glassy waters, or explore from the comfort of boat on a full- or half-day tour of the lake, taking in its most remarkable natural feature – the 290-foot freestanding arch known as the Rainbow Bridge.

Take to the skies

The landscape of Canyon Country is even more incredible from on high. Amangiri has a private helipad and airstrip a team of expert pilots on call, making air tours by helicopter or plane easy to arrange. Travel to National Parks in minutes, discover the region’s unique geology from a new perspective, or fly to the top of a mesa for a once-in-a-lifetime yoga experience, 1,000 feet above the valley floor.

National Park adventures

The Colorado Plateau is home to the highest concentration of National Parks in the United States, and Amangiri is a gateway to all. From the wildlife diversity of Zion and the hoodoo sandstone pillars of Bryce Canyon, to the vertiginous wonder of the Grand Canyon, the landscape is ripe for discovery, whether on self-guided expeditions or private tours led by Amangiri’s expert team.

Art of the desert

Painting outside Broken Arrow Cave, close to ancient petroglyph rock art dating back millions of years, artist-in-residence Ulrike Arnold captures the austere splendor of Amangiri’s desert surroundings. From August to October, visit Ulrike and watch as she works with rock, sand, wind and rain to create abstract works formed from the Utah desert itself.

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