Stairway to heaven

Utah's wilderness, desert landscapes and spectacular heights should be the first stop for all thrill seekers in the post-COVID future.

16 April 2021


Aman resorts have launched an exciting venture for thrill seekers this year. It is the 120 step stairway offering incredible views of the wilderness and desert landscapes of Canyon Point in Utah. Hopefully in the not too distant future, when the borders open, Australians will be able to access this instagrammable scenery.

This spectacular ascent is accessed from Amangiri and its 243 hectares of the protected valley. The resort has introduced the Cave Peak Stairway as part of Aman’s mission to provide transformative experiences exclusive to its guests.

The installation joins an extensive selection of activities on offer at Amangiri. The resort’s exclusive acreage provides the base for carefully curated Aman experiences. Led by expert guides, Via Ferratas, or iron roads, are traversed using the series of cables and ladder rungs fixed to the rock face to enable the ascent of steep mountain routes. For guests of varying experience, the routes surrounding the resort each provide a unique adventure.

The Canyon Crossing Via Ferrata has been designed to challenge and inspire the whole family and is a fun way to introduce children to the skills needed for travel in mixed terrain on the Colorado Plateau.


The site also includes a replica dinosaur dig using castings from real fossils referencing the paleontology site at nearby Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Additional routes include the Hoodoo Via Ferrata, which includes a narrow suspension bridge spanning a deep gorge; the Vertigo route, sure to challenge even the most experienced adventurers; and the Red Line Ridge route that rises to the summit of Stud Horse Mesa, offering an intense climb.

Amangiri also offers miles of designated hiking trails varying in length and difficulty. Ultimate terrain vehicle (UTV) and two-wheel e-bike tours are available. For an iconic Western experience, join Amangiri’s wranglers on horseback, with riding trails for every level.

Finally, Amangiri can be showcased from hot air balloon flights offering a unique perspective and an unforgettable evening.

Built around a central swimming pool with elegant dining areas, indoor and outdoor lounges and an extensive spa serving just 34 spacious suites, the resort allows you to take solace in the Utah desert.




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