Written by Tiffany Bowne – Lounge Couture an affiliate of All Star Travel Group
There is a little surprise tucked along the Colorado River in Moab Utah – Sorrel River Ranch. It makes the perfect stopping point to access Canyonland and Arches National Parks and the surrounding areas. Even if you are not an off-road enthusiast, this is a special place to view the amazing rock formations and terrain of Utah. If you are doing a road trip, Moab is the perfect place to add on to a Grand Canyon, Sedona, and/or Monument Valley journey. You can fly into Salt Lake City (4 hour drive) or a closer option is Grand Junction, Colorado (1 hour 45 minute drive).
There are so many activities to enjoy like mountain biking, rafting, horseback riding, wine tasting while always enjoying the many amazing views in any direction. This is a perfect outdoor location to take in all the dramatic scenery. While looking at majestic desert landscapes you can be up in snowcapped mountain tops in less than an hour, or even galloping over green pastures!
Many people come here to tent camp or RV as there are myriad of campsites but Sorrel River Ranch is where you go to enjoy the luxuries of a hotel! Why not stay in charming cabin-like rooms located on the banks of the Colorado River with delightful and dramatic canyon views? It’s a place to recharge! You can’t get over the view! Rooms have a southwest feel with deep soaking tubs, luxuriously comfortable beds, and a kitchenette. Truly stunning red rock, canyon facing views just across the river envelope you in the destination. Sitting on your private patio on a rocking chair, bench swing or even on the river bank in an Adirondack chair enjoying the breeze is so relaxing! The hotel boasts gourmet farm dining at River Grill, its restaurant, but you are only 20 minutes from town with many other casual dining options in the quaint town of Moab.
I suggest you get outdoors and take a bike ride, hike or a canyon UTV tour to see all the sites! Take in a sunrise over the canyon or a sunset snapping pictures of Arches at Canyonland and red rock mesas- even find dinosaur tracks! But you get to return dusty and happy to the Sorrel River Ranch to a handcrafted cocktail at Epic Bar and sit by a firepit and roast marshmallows with complimentary smores. It’s a true Southwest experience. Sorrel River Ranch is ideal for families, couples looking for a romantic adventure, or a perfect stop for a camping/RV road trip when you just need a comfy bed, some privacy and a slice of luxury. It has a spa, petting zoo and even has stables with on property horseback rides.
Don’t worry, it’s not a problem if you arrive with a trailer, toy hauler or RV – plenty of parking space to accommodate. There are world class outdoor experiences in Moab, Utah for the true adventurer. It’s a place that people come from all over the world to rock climb their UTV, ride world class mountain bike trails, take leisurely motorcycle rides, or a place for dirt bike enthusiasts. Why not add a bit of comfort and luxury to any level of adventure!
The staff of the property are accommodating and memorable. Rory, our on-property adventure guide, was a treat to our 4-hour UTV canyon tour offering history to all the visual sites – even sneaking us to a cow wrestler’s hideout from the old west.
It’s convenient to use the hotel as a base to immerse and explore the national parks in the area. There is an activity for everyone at any level. Sorrel River Ranch is the perfect combination of luxury and adventure!