Stay in shape this winter by visiting these hiking destinations all year round
According to the 2022 Hilton Trends Report, the desire to get out is set to continue this year, for business and leisure travelers alike. If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to get in shape or just like to focus on your health in all seasons, there’s no better way to stay motivated than to take your fitness goals with you. on holiday. Imagine hiking along a ravine surrounded by 800-foot red rock cliffs or scaling the highest peak in the eastern United States. No matter what kind of terrain you’re looking for, these fabulous spots offer year-round hiking opportunities to help you start the year off on the right foot.
Climb every mountain in stunning Asheville
North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway is known as one of America’s best roads. But while the mountain scenery is incredible at eye level, it is even more spectacular when viewed from a higher elevation. Climb Looking Glass Rock to admire the Blue Ridge peaks from above, then ascend to the highest peak in Appalachia, Mount Mitchell. Both are located just outside of charming Asheville, where you can also find an abundance of hiking trails for all skill levels at popular Chimney Rock State Park.
While in Asheville, be sure to visit local breweries and award-winning restaurants. The Foundry Hotel Asheville, Curio Collection by Hilton is located in the heart of downtown and offers a modern industrial vibe that pays homage to its history as the foundry that forged the steel of the nearby iconic Biltmore Estate.
Tackle the Texas-sized trails in Amarillo
You’ve no doubt heard of the Grand Canyon of Arizona, but did you know that the second largest canyon in the country is located in the heart of the Texas Panhandle? nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of Texas” Palo Duro State Park, located just outside of Amarillo, offers rugged beauty that’s best explored on the park’s more than 30 miles of hiking and biking trails. Many of the trails here are graded “easy” Where “moderate,” and dogs are also allowed, making it a great choice for the whole family to explore together.
A Puppy-Friendly Stay Home2 Suites by Hilton Amarillo East gives you plenty of room to take everyone along while enjoying a location close to adventure, as well as Cadillac Ranch’s unique art installation.
Explore Buffalo National River’s Hidden Gems
If you’re unfamiliar with the Buffalo National River region of Arkansas, you’re not alone. Nestled in one of the most scenic parts of the Ozark Mountains, the Buffalo River is a hidden gem protected by the National Park Service and offers hikes to some of the greatest waterfalls in central America. A local favorite is the three-mile hike along the Whitaker Point Trail, which leads to a stunning outcrop used in the opening scene of a familiar childhood movie. From there, you can admire the valleys and living landscapes below.
The area is also home to notable caves including Mystic Caverns and Crystal Dome Cavern. Book a room at Hampton Inn by Hilton Harrison, which is located near these two Ozark beauties.
Scramble Over Red Rocks in Sedona
If you’re craving breathtaking Southwestern scenery, head to the desert wonderland of Sedona, Arizona. Trekking here is a mystical experience for many, as the area is home to over 200 hiking trails, some of which feature secret caves, magical pools, and four major vortex sites believed to facilitate healing of mind and body. There’s no better way to become one with nature than on a sunset hike to Cathedral Rock, where pillars of red rock captivatingly catch the light. Thrill seekers can cross Devils Bridge, a natural sandstone bridge that will challenge your fear of heights, but the city is also home to countless trails that will help you stay grounded.
Will stay Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, which features an indoor/outdoor restaurant and garden, spa and wellness center, swimming pools, championship golf course and on-site adventure desk, as well as What epic views of one of Sedona’s most iconic red rock formations, Bell Rock. For the ultimate boot camp workout, fitness enthusiasts can also check out the hotel’s Outdoor Warrior Pit with ropes, tires and more or take one of the many fitness classes at Sedona Athletic 25,000 square foot club.
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