Sorrel River Ranch

Location: The American Southwest | USA

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Where the Colorado River weaves it way through the burnished, rocky Utah landscape, Sorrel River Ranch- simultaneously a rustic retreat and a base for epic adventures- stands on the water’s banks overlooking the imposing russet mountains.
Perfect forAdventurers, outdoorsy types or families eager to experience Utah’s national parks.
In the knowMoab and the Ranch’s environs have starred in more films than your average A-lister, from Rio Grande to Thelma and Louise and the more recent 127 Hours.

Recommended for...

  • Lodge
  • Setting & Views
  • Water activities
  • Wildlife & Nature

Hotel Overview


On the banks of the Colorado River and 17 miles from Moab, in the red rock heart of Utah.

Rooms at Sorrel River Ranch

All-American mountain-lodge style comes into play in the rooms at Sorrel River Ranch, where rustic wooden floors and rocking chairs give a cosy feel, and generous windows look out over the copper-coloured mountains of Professor Valley and the La Sal range. Some rooms have their own private decks and porches from which to enjoy the views; and for families, the Ranchos Adobe residence is a three-bedroom lodge that delivers all the comforts of home, with its own kitchen and dining area as well as a private terrace.

Food and facilities

American classics made with local organic and seasonal produce are the core of the menu at River Grill, where the likes of artisan charcuterie meats and Alaskan salmon are plated up daily. The River Deck does tapas and salads in an al fresco setting overlooking the river in summer. If you’re gearing up for a day full of adventure in the Ranch’s surrounds, the kitchen will happily pack you up breakfast or lunch to fuel your outdoor activities.

Activities at Sorrel River Ranch

Nowhere does dramatic landscapes quite like Utah, with its abundance of national parks full of rusty-hued rock formations and striking canyons– within driving distance of Moab lie two of those parks, Arches and Canyonlands, offering plenty to explore either by car or on foot, and boundless photo opportunities. The Moab area itself is often christened the adventure capital of the Southwest and with the Ranch as your launching pad, you can raft the rapids of the Colorado River or go off-road in the ridges and valleys of Moab’s backcountry; alternatively hike, bike or horse-ride through the countryside at your own pace.

Best time to go

Best time to travel

Good time to travel (but some limitations)

Travel is possible (but it’s not the best time)

Travel is not recommended

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Best time to go

Hotel location

Stay at Sorrel River Ranch on these trips

More places to stay in The American Southwest


call us on 020 7337 9010 to start planning your perfect trip

Make an enquiry

© 2022 Exsus Travel. Experts in luxury tailor-made holidays.

Exsus Travel Limited t/a Exsus Travel. Registered in England and Wales at this address: 1 Burwood Place, London, W2 2UT. Company No. 3385363. VAT No. 719-221840.

Book with confidence.
All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:
We are a member of ABTA (ABTA No. Y6561) which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct. We provide full financial protection for your money.
International Passenger Protection (IPP)
In accordance with the Passenger protection policy for insolvency cover in respect of the Package Travel & Linked Travel Regulations 2018, all passengers booking with Exsus Travel are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation costs, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Exsus Travel. There is no requirement for financial protection of day trips, and none is provided. Your booking is insured by IPP Ltd and its panel of insurers. This insurance is only valid for passengers who book and pay directly with Exsus Travel. If you have booked and/or paid direct to a Travel Agent for a holiday with Exsus Travel please request proof of how the booking is secured as this will not be covered by IPP Ltd in this instance.
This insurance has been arranged by International Passenger Protection Limited and underwritten by Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe SE. For further information please go to
Claims procedure: you must notify IPP as soon as practically possible giving full details of what has happened quoting the name of your Travel Operator to: IPP Claims at Cunningham Lindsey, Oakleigh House, 14-15 Park Place, Cardiff,  CF10 3DQ, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0)345 266 1872.
Email: or online at