Desert Diaries: A Weekend Getaway

travel, wellness


One of the perks of being a health and wellness influencer is that I often get invited to attend wellness retreats in environments that are just exceptional! When I got the call to attend the Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa Winter Wellness Weekend I was so thrilled to go see this magical place after browsing their website. The imagery we captured is beautiful but honestly you have to go to see this place for yourself ... it's breathtaking.

The resort is located in Unaweep Canyon, the word Unaweep is a Native American term meaning "canyon with two mouths." It is said to be the only canyon in the world that is drained by two creeks. You really feel the Native American presence when you are on the grounds. The entire place has a peaceful subtle energy behind it that is hard to ignore. Throughout the weekend we enjoyed their spa services, yoga sessions, sound bath ceremonies, and meditation practices. My favorite part of the weekend was heading to the spa, the sound bath ceremony and also hiking around the grounds. There is so much to see and do in this canyon that I am dying to go back in the warmer months to really experience it all. 

If you are an outdoorsy girl like me, this is the place for you! If you love heat I heard that temperatures in the summer can reach upwards of 100 degrees! But, don't worry there are beautiful pools all over the property with cabanas for you to sit under. I also think this would be a great place for kids. Since the resort is so spread out there are tons of places for kiddos to explore and just be in nature. So, if you looking for a complete escape this place is for you! Turn off your phones and just listen. It's amazing what you find out about yourself when it's just you and nature at its finest. 



Photography by: Chelsea Chorpenning