Guided Park Tours
Island in the sky
Time: 6.5 hours
Enjoy this scenic tour with one of our amazing guides, and experience one of our favorite national parks. Canyonlands, Island in the Sky. It’s named so because it sits atop a large mesa 1000 feet above the canyon ﬂoor. Island in the Sky is a large and level mesa, and access to it is provided by a narrow section of rock know as the Neck. Eventually, the Neck will erode away completely, leaving the mesa isolated. So make sure to put this on your bucket list during your stay at Sorrel. This is a longer tour, and consists mainly of scenic driving with many options of short hikes to epic views 1000 feet above the Canyonlands National Park. One of the offered hike’s is the famous Mesa Arch. This arch sits perfectly in position for the sun to rise through the center of it. We look forward to giving you the scenic drive of a lifetime.
Arches National Park
Time: 5 hours
Let our guide’s give you the best way to experience arches national park in just half a day. This breathtaking drive takes you directly into the heart of Grand County and all of it’s one of a kind geographical beauty. You’ll be able to enjoy short hike’s and amazing views of all the iconic stops in just one day. This tour will allow you to see; Balanced Rock, The Window’s Section, Delicate Arch, Fiery Furnace and Salt Flats, Sand Dune Arch, Skyline Arch, and Devil’s Garden. Don’t miss out on a once in a lifetime experience.
Distance 4.4 miles, Time: 3.5 hours, Rating: Moderate
Fisher Towers are a series of towers made of Cutler sandstone capped with Moenkopi sandstone and caked with a stucco of red mud. The Towers are named after a miner who lived near them in the 1880’s. Fischer Towers are isolated remnants of a 225 million year old ﬂoodplain deposit of the Uncompahgre highland in Colorado. When the Colorado plateau was uplifted, salt deposits underlying this region buckled, warped and collapsed. Leaving you with the hike of a lifetime. Fisher towers is a 4.4 mile out and back moderate hike, that transports you into what looks like red rock mid-evil castle towers. Moab is well known for bizarre geologic formations and Fisher Towers are some of the strangest and most unusual. Our local guides would love to take you and your family on one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing hikes in the world.
Distance: 8.4 miles, Time 3.5 hours, Rating: Easy
This hike is a staff favorite. With the trailhead parking lot being only 3 miles from the
ranch, it makes for a hike that doesn’t take long to get to. Mary Jane is a rare slot canyon hike that ends at a waterfall. This trail is an 8.4 mile out and back trail and is generally considered an easy route, just a little longer in distance than our private hikes that are provided on the ranch. There is a permanent stream ﬂowing, so water friendly hiking shoes are highly recommended. *these can be purchased in our adventure center building just next to the main lodge. This stream that you criss-cross up throughout the slot canyon is called Professor Creek. It’s a small stream that joins the Colorado River just north of the ranch. The slot canyon gets most interesting about 3 miles in, when the towering walls are only 10 feet apart. Once you reach the end there is a large boulder, 15 feet high, with a waterfall ﬂowing over the top.
Distance: 5.7 miles, Time: 3 hours, Rating: Easy
Named after the ﬁrst African American cowboy in the Grand County area, William Grandstaff ran cattle in the area in the 1870’s. Located 14 miles from the ranch and on the way toward the town of Moab. It is a 5.7 mile out and back moderate hike that winds through the Grandstaff Canyon, back and forth through stream crossings while ﬁnishing with a breathtaking view of Morning Glory Natural Bridge. Morning Glory Natural Bridge has a span of 243 feet and is the 6th largest rock span in the United States.