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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn More About Sorrel River Ranch

Check out a few helpful hints, tips and answers to questions you might have about Sorrel River Ranch by reading our frequently asked questions.

Q: What is the drive time to Arches and Canyonlands National Park from the ranch?

A: It is approximately a 30-minute drive to Arches National Park, and 45 minutes to Canyonlands National Park (Islands In the Sky District).

Q: What is the drive time into the town of Moab?

A: Drive time into Moab is 20 to 25 Minutes, but you may wish to take longer, as the 17-mile drive along the Colorado River on Highway 128 is a designated scenic byway.

Q: What is the weather like in Moab?

A: Seasonal (high) temperatures range from 60s to 70s in the spring to 95 degrees in the summer months (June through August) and cooling to 80s and 70s again in September and October; during the winter months, snow is not uncommon, but a range of 40 to 60 degrees is typical.

Q: What is the closest airport to fly into Moab?

A: Moab/Canyonlands (CNY) airport is 33 miles from Sorrel River Ranch. The next closest and most preferred airport due to its variety of major airlines is Grand Junction which is 75 miles. For a complete list of airport options and related transportation information, please see our Location page.

Q: Can the ranch arrange all of the activities we’d like to do while in Moab?

A: Yes, our Guest Experience Team can arrange all activities and dining reservations prior to your arrival. Colorado River rafting, ATV/Hummer® tours, guided mountain biking or hiking, horseback rides or spa appointments – whatever it is you would like to do while visiting us. Please refer to our Moab Adventures page for inspiration.

Q: What should I bring with me?

A: If you are taking part in some of the above activities, do keep in mind that your clothing may get wet or dirty with ‘red rock dust’, so quick drying materials or those which wash easily are recommended. Make sure you bring comfortable hiking shoes, boots or sneakers, and consider a pair of water sandals or shoes especially if going rafting. Any sundries you leave at home may be available in our boutique or in the town of Moab.

Q: How many days should I plan to stay at the ranch?

A: Average length of most guest stays is three and a half to four days. This allows for our guests to enjoy the surrounding areas without being rushed – having a chance to relax and enjoy the unique landscape of Moab, along with the ranch itself.

Q: Can I remain anonymous even if I’m famous?

A: We have many resort guests who are well known and recognizable. Our friendly staff will provide you with a personalized experience, just as they would anyone else. If you seek privacy, that will be respected.


If you have any additional questions, the staff at Sorrel River is always happy to be of service. Please contact us with any requests.