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Gabi Goes to Moab, Utah

This month we travel to Moab, Utah with Gabi. Right on the cusp of the Colorado River, this majestic city is known as the gateway to Arches National Park. This stunning region has no shortage of things to see and do, so we’ve curated our travel guide to help plan your next adventure in the heart of the spectacular American Southwest. 

Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa 

Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa is a 240-acre oasis located along the Colorado River, near Moab. This adventure-driven, luxury riverside retreat is surrounded by towering red rock mesas near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Set against Utah’s most breathtaking landscapes, this extraordinary property provides its guests with the finest service, relaxation and unique experiences the region has to offer. Discover adventure, inner peace, revitalizing spa services and the country’s most vibrant view of the stars.

WHAT TO DO

So many magical things to experience and places to visit. Below are a few of my personal favorites!

Horse Back Riding:

Explore the grandeur of the winding canyons and soaring mesas with nothing but your horse and the expanse of the high desert in front of you. “With nearly 10,000 acres of beautiful terrain to explore, and a crew of good-natured and fun-loving Wranglers, the wild is at your fingertips for some of the best Horseback Riding in Utah right here at Sorrel River Ranch.”   

 

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Air Adventures:

The best way to really take in the vastness of these national parks is from above with an aerial view of the grand rock formations. Whether you are looking for an extreme thrill or lower voltage family-fun, book a skydiving or a hot-air balloon session on your next visit to Sorrel River Ranch. 

Mountain Biking:

Moab is notorious around the world for its extensive trails, a mountain bikers dream come true. Guests of all skill-levels can venture into the seldom explored backcountry areas of this red-rock wonderland. 

Hiking:  

Utah, unsurprisingly, is home to the best hiking in America.  Sorrel offers guided tours year-round on several of its best trails, catering to all experience levels. 

UTV and Jeep Off-Roading:   

Feel the beautifully violent nature of this rough red-rock terrain thanks to an endless network of trails throughout the vast backcountry beckoning to be explored. This is a must- do experience that will leave you awe-inspired and exhilarated.  

Canyoneering: 

Canyoneering utilizes hiking, rock-climbing, rappelling and sometimes even swimming to navigate these wild and rugged landscapes. It is by far the most intimate way to explore the vast and remote canyons of the Utah Mountains. This is one of Moab’s best offerings. 

 River Adventures: 

 Whether it’s Green River canoeing, high-energy jet boat tours of the Colorado River, or heart-pumping whitewater rafting, few destinations offer such a diversity of water sport adventure. 

WHERE TO EAT

Getting your dining fix when visiting the American Southwest’s frontier is thankfully much easier today than it was in the days of the Old Wild West. You can find delicious cuisine in Moab and we have narrowed down some of our favorite spots below. 

River Grill

Inspired seasonal dining overlooking the Colorado River and the magnificent vistas make this spot a favorite. Led by the season’s freshest ingredients directly from Sorrel’s very own garden, the River Grill features an ever-evolving farm-to-table menu of premium, locally sourced dishes paired with some of the most amazing views at the resort. 

Epic Bar 

After a long day of adventures, this is where you unwind. Plush seating, a crackling fire and refined art complement a menu of international wines, craft brews and artisanal mixed drinks. Epic is not just a welcome reprieve for the day’s excursions, but also an ideal space for private functions and special events. 

JJ’s Mercantile:

For a more casual approach on delicious food, check out JJ’s Mercantile. Conveniently located along scenic Highway 128. JJ’s Mercantile is an outpost for quick bites as well as delicious coffees, fresh baked goods, and premium groceries straight from the farm. 

Homestead Garden Dinner Series: 

Offering a one-of-a-kind communal dinner under the stars with a four-course chef’s tasting menu sourced entirely from local partner farms and purveyors, this garden-to-table experience couldn’t be more memorable. Reservations are a must.

 

Thank you for joining me on this virtual journey through Moab! Stay tuned for our future trips and don’t forget
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Boarding soon,

xx Gabi