Hit the Trail

by Jennie Nunn

Sedona, Arizona, is best known for its majestic red rock cliffs, transformative energy and vortexes and outdoor offerings, from stargazing to Jeep tours. With the newly opened Trail House at Enchantment Resort, there’s another must-do to add to the bucket list: trailblazing.

The vision of sisters Tracy Tang Limpe, CEO and owner of Enchantment Group, and Dana Tang, co-owner of Enchantment Group and partner of Gluckman Tang Architects, Trail House is outfitted with earth-hued tinted concrete, fired adobe brick and raw and Corten Steel. “We decided that it should be both a gateway to the trails, and a place where we could offer a custom experience and then elevate it for guests so they come away enriched by it,” explains Tang, who, along with her firm, designed the space. “It’s about the landscape, beauty and that

experience, and at the same time it’s about conquering some of your own fears, facing a challenge, or getting better at something.”

The 4,100-square-foot facility—replete with a boutique stocked with outdoor gear and accessories and an art gallery-like map room with a 12- foot video wall and a 3D topographic map—offers an expansive menu of guided journeys on more than 300 miles of scenic trails led by a crew of 28 experts. Standouts include the Full Moon Hike (21/2 hours; moderate) for a peek of the moon emerging above the red rocks, and the Native Teachings Mountain Bike Excursion (21/2 hours; easy) for a glimpse of Apache traditions. “We have the opportunity to touch people in a way that enriches their lives,” adds Tang. “The beauty of something like this is that everybody benefits.” enchantmentresort.com/trailhouse

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