Just twenty minutes outside the Vegas Strip, Red Rock Canyon is a best-kept secret for avid mountain climbers. In addition to vast, extensive climbing, the Red Rock rises in a 3,000-foot wall of red, pink, and cream-colored Aztec sandstone, stretching more than ten miles long and cut perpendicularly with many major canyons. The only sign of human impact is an occasional glimpse of the narrow access road, so you feel worlds away. Among towers and summits, long crack lines and steep, exposed face climbing are some of the country’s best non-granitic climbs. There are also a large number of long, high-quality routes of moderate technical difficulty for more hardcore climbers.
Red Rock Resort is the closest resort (ten-minute drive) and offers a brand-new, guy-friendly spa—The Spa at Red Rock by Well & Being—that includes vertical wall yoga (a form of yoga that is relatively new to the United States and exclusive to this Well & Being location. This exercise practice safely supports the body using the traction of ropes as guests flip upside down, pose with feet against the wall and more), body fat composition testing in the state-of-the-art BodPod (used by NFL teams), and men-specific spa treatments.
The Discovery Package (from $160 a night) includes two nights in a deluxe room, two-day car rental, admission pass to Red Rock Canyon, two admission passes to Bonnie Springs (an Old West-themed ranch with gun fight reenactments and an old jailhouse), and picnic lunch. redrock.sclv.com
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