If anyone tells you to 'take a hike' today, don't be insulted! Today is National Take a Hike Day and a number of spas ideally located near trails and scenic views are celebrating by taking guests exploring in the great outdoors. Hiking is a popular choice for guests looking to connect with nature or lose a couple pounds on their vacation. Here are a few properties encouraging visitors to take a hike!
Topnotch's (Stowe, VT) Nordic Barn experience center can help guests plan out hiking routes and share information about the best trails, levels of intensity and provide maps. Upon their return from the mountain, guests can enjoy one of the 120 treatments in Topnotch's award-winning spa.
With a bundle of right-out-your-door activities, Hotel Terra’s ( Jackson Hole, WY) in-house naturalist can take guests on a variety of hiking trails through the Teton Mountains to share the fascinating stories behind the wildlife, plants, mountains and more. Hikers can also enjoy the Jackson Hole Cirque Trail which takes hikers through a few gentle miles of Teton’s finest alpine environment that departs from the summit of Rendezvous Mountain.
At Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i (HI) the Sunrise Pu‘u Pehe Hike is ideal for an early morning hike to the summit overlooking one of Lana‘i’s most recognizable landmarks, Pu‘u Pehe, also known as Sweetheart Rock.
At Tanque Verde Ranch (Tucson, AZ) guests can experience guided tours through the Sonoran Dessert and up into the Rincon Mountains for regularly scheduled sunset, morning, and mountain hikes. Led by experienced naturalists, hikers will go deep into the Saguaro National Park and Corondao National Forest, which surround Tanque Verde Ranch to witness desert wildlife, unique cacti formations and species, waterfalls, and more.
Rancho La Puerta (Tecate, MX) makes hiking a big part of the fitness resort experience, and most guests include a pre-breakfast hike in their daily routine. More adventurous visitors can opt for the 5.5 mile strenuous hike that winds up the mountain for an elevation gain of more than 800 feet.
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