With its mystifying arches and rock formations, Arches is one of America’s most beautiful National Parks. Folks travel year after year, from all over the country, to see the beauty and splendor of the area. Sorrel River Ranch in Moab, Utah welcomes those who want to experience Arches National Park and all that it has to offer.
Hiking through Arches National Park is one of the most popular ways to take in the sights. Throughout the park there are many hiking trails of varying difficulty. If you are new to hiking, or are just looking for a short and simple hike, check out the easier trails like the Balanced Rock Trail which is a 15-30 minute hike around the famous Balanced Rock formation. You could also try the trail to Landscape Arch which begins at Devils Garden trailhead and proceeds on a relatively flat surface that leads to some truly spectacular views of the 300 foot arch. Those looking for more of a challenge should consider hiking to Delicate Arch where you walk on slickrock, traverse a rock ledges and battle the sun during a 2-3 hour hike. You may also want to take a ranger guided hike to the dangerous yet beautiful Fiery Furnace area. It is important to note that pets and bicycles are not permitted on hiking trails.
Arches National Park is also an amazing location to view some of the amazing desert plants and wildlife. Arches is home to over 480 species of plants, some of which can only be found near this region. It is also home to 52 different species of mammals, 6 species of fish, 6 species of amphibians and 21 species of reptiles. You will be amazed at how these animals have adapted to living in such harsh conditions. Ornithologists and bird watchers will love to see some of the 186 species of birds that call Arches National Park home. You may even catch a glimpse of the endangered Bald Eagle or the Mexican Spotted Owl.
When you come to Arches National Park for adventure and exploration, Sorrel River Ranch is the perfect place to stay. Just minutes from the park, Sorrel offers luxury accommodations in a picturesque setting along the banks of the Colorado River. Enjoy all of our fine amenities and let us help you plan the perfect Moab adventure. Contact Sorrel River Ranch today to book your next trip to Moab and Arches National Park.