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The 400-ft stairway will offer unrivalled vistas across the Utah landscape.
By Kim Ayling | April 23 2021
Amangiri, Aman’s Utah destination, recently revealed the all-new Cave Peak Stairway: a one-of-a-kind 200 ft suspended stairway. Designed to fulfill Aman’s aim of providing travelers with new and intriguing ways to experience the natural world, the Cave Peak Stairway is suspended some 400-ft above the desert floor.
The new walkway is conjoined with the resort’s existing Cave Peak Via Ferrata trail, which offers a combination of scrambling and climbing using vertical steel rungs attached to the rock face, leading up to a dramatic summit – this may sound daunting but the resort is keen to reassure that no previous climbing experience is required. Once guests complete the Cave Peak Via Ferrata trail they will be invited to navigate the 120 steps of the Cave Peak Stairway – a challenge that will be rewarded by incredible panoramic views.
The airborne Cave Peak Stairway overlooks the expansive Amangiri resort, which occupies 600 acres of a protected valley. Beyond resort views, vistas from the walkway’s summit span across the stratified rocks of the Utah desert toward the mesmerizing Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Amangiri’s latest installation joins the destination’s host of other guest experiences, including a number of other Via Ferrata trails – a centuries-old name for a mountain route supported by metal rungs, that was originally developed in the Italian Alps. The routes are designed to support varying levels of expertise and age groups and are each led by an expert guide.
For a less adrenaline-inducing way to experience the Utah landscape and discover the vibrant history and cultures of its native peoples, Amangiri also offers e-bike tours, horseback riding expeditions and Navajo-guided walking trails, as well as unforgettable sunrise and sunset hot air balloon flights. All of Aman’s experiences are designed to respect the natural environment while simultaneously sharing the variety of its beauty with guests.
Amangiri’s extensive menu of outdoor activities is complemented by a comprehensive variety of spa and wellness treatments, all delivered in its 25,000-sq-ft spa which overlooks the tranquility of the desert. Here, guests can enjoy a range of signature Aman therapies, as well as a number of treatments inspired by the traditional healing techniques of the Navajo people which draw on the four elements of earth, wind, fire and water.
Amangiri suites from $3,500 per night.