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Sorrel River Ranch

Moab, Utah, United States of America

Idyllically set on the banks of the Colorado River beneath weathered red rock mesas in an area made famous by John Wayne, Sorrel River Ranch is a spectacular place to experience the countless adventure opportunities of Utah’s rivers, canyons and desert.

At a Glance

  • Incredible natural setting in Utah's red rock country

  • Stupendous adventure and off-road potential in the surrounding areas

  • Great for families and couples

  • Beautiful trail rides on horseback

  • Superb mountain biking

Adventure, Off the beaten track, Couples, Eco/ethical tourism

Insider's View

If you're lucky enough to stay on a Friday you can join the resident astronomer for a nose through his telescope into the stunning starry skies

Anna Bleasdale

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Sorrel River Ranch or take a look at our itineraries to The Southwest


Reached along spectacular Highway 128, Sorrel River Ranch is a remote lodge located near Moab, the adventure capital of the Southwest. The lodge and has been designed to capture and reflect the natural beauty of southern Utah's unique red rock cliffs and mountain landscape.

The adventure potential here is virtually unlimited. Get a taste of the Old West horseback riding with Sorrel's team of wranglers among giant buttes and mesas or follow hiking trails through pristine desert scenery full of natural and cultural history. Take in the extraordinary natural beauty of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Go rock climbing or canyoneering – even if you haven’t tried this before, there are expert guides to show you the ropes.

There is also exhilarating white water on the Colorado River and the infamous Cataract Canyon, where full- and half-day rafting trips can be organized. On two wheels, mountain biking here is some of the best on Earth, and on four wheels, there are Hummer tours and jeep safaris that will take you off road to some of the secluded canyons, hidden arches and awesome panoramic views from the tops of red cliffs that are lit up by the desert sunsets. Take an ATV trip to explore the remains of ancient civilizations, discovering dinosaur bones on the way. Or take to the air on a scenic flight to enjoy unbelievable views of the powerful landscapes. You can even go skydiving if you dare!

After an invigorating day, return to the ranch to relax by the pool while soaking up the astonishing surroundings, or unwind with a yoga session. If your thirst for activity is not abated, you can play tennis, Bocce ball, badminton and croquet.

Then enjoy a superb meal at the River Grill Restaurant with herbs and vegetables fresh from the lodge’s kitchen garden, before returning to your spacious and elegantly rustic accommodation with log-beamed ceilings, overstuffed sofas and mountain-lodge style furnishings.


Sorrel River Ranch’s 55 luxury cabins are rustic and elegant, with custom handmade furniture, a private deck or balcony and stunning views.

River Family Suite

With separate sleeping areas and bi-level layouts, these expansive suites are perfect for families traveling together. The open downstairs floor plan includes a king bed, kitchenette, dining area, and a spacious sitting area, along with a large bathroom. A second-floor bedroom features two queen beds. The best part about these suites is the private deck with incredible views of the Colorado River.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Sorrel River Ranch, however there are no specific facilities available for them at the hotel.


The River Grill is an adventurous restaurant bringing a new twist to American ranch classics. The Ranch also has a swimming pool and a spa.


Tennis, horse-riding excusrions, guided hikes and basketball are available on the Ranch. Mountain biking, white-water rafting and scenic float trips, jet-boat trips, hiking, rock climbing, canyoneering, 4x4, ATV and Hummertours, scenic flights, pre-historic Petroglyphs, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Colorado River, La Sal Mountains, Dead Horse Point State Park are all available nearby.

Location & Directions

Moab, Utah, United States of America

Located on the banks of the Colorado River on 240 acres amidst Moab's majestic red rocks, Off Highway 128, Moab, Utah.

When to go

Moab has a desert climate moderated by altitude, with cool to cold winters and warm to hot summers, and plenty of sunshine year-round. Seasonal (high) temperatures range from 16-24°C in the spring to 38°C in the summer months (June through August) and cooling to high 20's again in September and October; during the winter months, snow is not uncommon, but a range of 4-15 °C is typical.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Sorrel River Ranch or take a look at our itineraries to The Southwest

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