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.
Incredible natural setting in Utah's red rock country
Stupendous adventure and off-road potential in the surrounding areas
Wake up to the babbling Colorado river that runs alongside the propert
Beautiful trail rides on horseback
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 organised. 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 civilisations, 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.
When to visit
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
Located on the banks of the Colorado River on 240 acres amidst Moab's majestic red rocks, Off Highway 128, Moab, Utah.
It is a 9-hour 30-minute flight to Denver followed by a 1-hour 30-minute flight to Canyonlands Airport and a 40-minute transfer.
Exploring Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
Discover the natural beauty of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks as you spend the day touring remote backcountry and getting up close to unusual geological formations with your private naturalist driver/guide.
Full-Day Adventurous Rafting
Embark on an exhilarating whitewater rafting adventure through heart-pounding Cataract Canyon with a private, expert guide!
Saddle up at Sorrel River Ranch
Saddle up and ride through the iconic Utah landscapes made famous by Hollywood Western movies. The corral has horses and trails to suit all abilities. Take in the giant buttes and mesas from horseback and live your very own John Wayne moment.
Self-Guided Hiking Goblin Valley State Park
Formerly known as Mushroom Valley, Goblin Valley State Park showcases Earth’s geologic history within
a Martian-like landscape covered with “goblins”.
White water rafting
There are plenty of places in the USA to run white water, but one of the best is the upper Colorado River where you can run standing waves and whoop and holler in delight as you and your team shoot the rapids.