©Ellen Barone.

I'm just back from enjoying a four-day 'Chick's Adventure Package' at Red Mountain Spa, an adventure haven nestled in the red rock bluffs of Snow Canyon State Park in Southwest Utah.

In addition to featuring a healthy dose of luxurious pampering and gourmet cuisine, the spa also boasts an extensive hiking program, offering a daily menu of independent and guided hikes for all fitness levels. November temperatures - with sunny highs in the mid-70s and crisp nightime lows in the 40s - were ideal for daytime exploration in the surrounding spectacular natural setting and enjoying the cozy warmth of the in-room fireplace each evening.

For more information, visit www.redmountainspa.com or call 800-407-3002.