Red Cliffs Lodge

Moab, The Southwest, United States of America

At a Glance

  • Fairly basic but comfortable cabin-style accommodations

  • Enjoy views of the Colorado and red rock towers from the restaurant terrace

  • Friendly and warm service throughout

  • Explore the area on horseback to really get a feel for it and to take in the natural beauty

  • Canyonlands and Arches National Parks are just 30 minutes away

  • Horse-riding, biking, ATV & hummer rides and river rafting make Moab an adventure capital

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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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Red Cliff's has a great location by the Colorado River and is much more scenic than Moab town. It's a tranquil and friendly base for horse riding among granite towers, hiking in the nearby Canyonlands and Arches National Park and rafting the Colorado.

Be sure to visit the Moab Movies Museum in the basement of the main lodge

Opt for one of the Cabins for direct views across the Colorado River

Head to the stables and hop on a horse to explore the dramatic surroundings

A 30-minute drive will take you to Arches National Park and the scenic drive that meanders through this astonishing natural wonderland

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Red Cliffs Lodge sits high on the banks of the Colorado River surrounded by 2000 feet of sheer cliffs. Decks and porches encircle the main lodge. The restaurant deck and patio faces up river to the east with an uninterrupted view of Fisher Towers.

If you crave a break from the ordinary, a unique retreat from the all-too-familiar, plan your next travel experience at the Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge. Located 14 miles up the Colorado River on scenic Hwy 128 from downtown Moab, the hotel is situated beside the river's best white water rapids, at the foot of dramatic Red rock cliffs. It's a classic, rugged Western landscape worthy of Hollywood, and was in fact the site of numerous films, including Rio Grande with John Wayne. A stay here almost feels like stepping back in time, however don't worry - you'll still find comfort and modern amenities throughout.

Red Cliffs Lodge is home to the Castle Creek Winery, the largest in Utah, with daily wine tasting. In addition, the hotel maintains the Moab Movie Museum, which tells the rich history of movie making in the region and features fascinating facts and memorabilia from those films. The Cowboy Grill, a terraced dining room, offers delicious Western fare along with fabulous views of the Colorado River. So whatever is your fancy, the hotel's capable, experienced staff is eager to share all that Moab has to offer.

All the guest rooms are located along the water with either views of the Colorado River or of Castle Creek. The Colorado River views are particularly magnificent, especially as you watch the striking sunset.

A great place outdoors lovers and for those who appreciate a rustic experience with fabulous scenery in all directions.

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The rooms and suites have been designed to capture the spirit of the West with solid log furniture, knotty pine accents and muted stucco palates. However, they are not without the modern amenities of today such as air-conditioning, coffee pot, microwave, refrigerator, separate dining area and full bathroom with tub and shower. They are more like cabins than individual rooms.

Creekside Queen

  • Faces the creek side
  • Two queen beds
  • Private furnished patio
  • Sofabed

River King

  • Colorado River View
  • King bedroom
  • Sofabed
  • Furnished outdoor patio

Executive Suite

  • King bed
  • Sitting room
  • Separate kitchen area
  • Second bedroom with bath
  • Walk-in shower
  • Private 1600 sq.ft furnished patio
  • Close proximity to the famous White's rapids

River Queen Two Bedroom Cabin

Two queen bedrooms in the cabin with living room with sleep sofa; one bathroom. Cabin is simple accommodations featuring a living room, kitchenette, deck overlooking the Colorado River.

River King Cabin

  • Large king bedroom
  • One bathroom
  • Log furniture
  • TV/desk area in bedroom
  • Private whirlpool tub
  • Queen size sofa bed
  • Kitchenette
  • Separate dining area
  • Air-conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Private patio facing White rapids on Colorado River


Children are welcome to come and stay at Red Cliffs Lodge and the large variety of accommodation categories makes it easy to chose the most practical option for your family.


Red Cliffs Lodge is home to the Cowboy Grill which serves hearty meals warmly welcomed at the end of a busy day of adventure and exploration. The outdoor terraced dining room with its superb views of the Colorado River, the Fisher Towers and the towering red rock cliffs is more often than not the highlight for guests. The menu offers traditional western favorites like ranch fried steak, barbecued pork ribs and wild Alaskan kera Salmon. To make your meal even more delicious and relaxing you can of course chose one of the resort's vintage wines to complement it.


Activities in and around Red Cliffs Lodge are definitely ones suited to the more outdoorsy type of person. Explore the area on horseback, bike, foot or by raft. Guided tours are available to help you make the most of the area and this way you can also learn some local facts and history from an expert. If you're not feeling so active, you can go on scenic drives or even take a flight to get a proper bird's eye view of the true beauty of the region. The lodge does however offer amenities for those who want some relaxation such as the pool and lounge - lots of scenic places to curl up with a book. There are also tennis courts and volleyball available on site.



Greg Salmon (Staff)

If you want a true wild west experience then Redcliffs is a great option. Rustic suites face the Colorado River and are surrounded by red rock canyons which make for a truly memorable stay. Many films have been shot around this location due to the dramatic scenery including giant mesas protruding thousands of feet from the desert floor. In fact, this scenery has been featured in so many movies that the property has even has its own cinema museum and I loved the feel of being transported back in time to the Wild Wild West.


Anna Northeast (Staff)

Although not as sophisticated as its next door neighbor, Sorrel River Ranch, Red Cliffs Lodge certainly shares the same beautiful location right on the Colorado River and a more relaxed and laid back feel. The staff were friendly and welcoming and gave a real warmth, This is the kind of place you can kick back, relax and just enjoy. The children will love the horses out in the field as well as the fun teepees to explore and the outdoor pool. All of the fun and activity of Moab is close by and if you wish to river raft the rafts float right past the hotel. Accommodation is comfortable although a bit of a throw back. Think more 3 star than 5 star however, the cabins by the river have a wonderful location, are spacious, clean and homely. Theyre also ideal for families with many having two bedrooms so room to spread out and make yourselves at home. The restaurant looks right over the river and although a table on the balcony isnt guaranteed there are plenty of them and its a great place to watch the sun set. Food is wholesome home cooked rather than gourmet although if you would like something a little more finer you can always head up to the restaurant at Sorrel River Ranch up the road. Red Cliffs may not be luxury, however, it has warmth, character and that amazing view and its not bad value for money either.


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Moab, The Southwest, United States of America

Red Cliffs Lodge is located 14 miles up the Colorado River downtown Moab. It is situated besides the river's best white rapids, at the foot of dramatic Red rock cliffs.

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