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  • Horseback Riding In Moab, Utah

An Equestrian Experience 

Of all of the resorts with horseback riding to choose from, we know that our wide-open skies, winding canyons, and towering mesas are one of a kind. And experiencing all of this grandeur by horseback just can’t be beat.

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.

Whether you are a novice or an experienced rider, we have something for you.

Plan Your Adventure


    We offer many different options for either Private or Group horseback riding and our experienced Wranglers are here to help you determine the best options for your skill level.

    Perfect for beginner riders, families with children (6 and up), or families on the go with limited time availability, our 1-hour Mesa View Loop Trail meanders along the ridges between Parriott and Convent Mesas, offering magnificent views of the La Sal Mountains in the distance, and stunning views of the mighty Colorado River and Sorrel River Ranch below. Group and Private ride options are available. Parties with children under 8 years old must book as a Private Ride.

    Our 1.5-hour Ida Gulch Trail is great for beginner to intermediate riders (10 and up) who want to experience a slight bit more technical ride including some ascents and descents before heading back along the Colorado River Trail. Group and Private ride options are available.

    For our intermediate to advanced riders (12 and up) we offer our spectacular 2-hour Rubik’s Cube Ride. With plenty of ascents and descents you will make the ultimate climb 600’ to the Cube where you will see ancient Petroglyphs as well as spectacular views 360 degrees around you. Only available as a Private ride.

    Private Trail Rides

    For an ultimate horseback riding experience enjoy private family and friend time riding through the beautiful foothills that surround Sorrel River Ranch. Terrain selection, speed and duration is custom tailored for your group, riding to the lowest skilled rider.


    Designed with the beloved spirit of Old West ranch-hands in mind, budding cowboys and cowgirls are encouraged to shadow our pro Wranglers for a glimpse into their daily routines. Participants will enjoy plenty of opportunities to interact with the barnyard animals and horses first-hand as the Wranglers lead them through playtime, feeding and watering, grooming, groundwork, saddling and riding, and facility maintenance activities. 

    Participation Includes:

    • Feeding & watering the livestock, restocking feed bins
    • Cleaning pens & stalls (mini horses, chickens, goats, pigs and rabbits)
    • Collecting and cleaning eggs
    • Turn-outs and babysitting goats and pigs during barnyard playtime
    • Learn grooming and groundwork techniques with the horses
    • Learn about saddling
    • End with a Pony Ride and Earn Your Badge

    Beginner Riding Lessons (Ages 4-6) 
    Great for little buckaroos that are too young to ride the trails. Under the tutelage of our experienced Wranglers, little ones will first be led around on a pony and then will have the opportunity to give it a whirl on their own. 

    Western Riding Lesson (Ages 6+)
    In this 1-hour Private session, students will learn the basics of riding, including rein management, posture & balance, start, stop, emergency 1-rein stop and trot. Our Wranglers will also cover the basics of how to groom and saddle. Maximum 2 students per 1-hour Private session.

    Daily Complimentary Pony Rides
    Give your child a positive first experience on horseback. Our complementary 10-minute pony rides are offered daily, as schedule permits, for ages 8 and under.

  • TIPS

    Sorrel River Ranch Expert Equestrian Guides & Wranglers Here To Help

    You may not even realize it as you ride through our spectacular surroundings but during your adventures by horseback, you will be getting a great workout to improve:

    • Core Strength
    • Balance and Coordination
    • Muscle tone and Flexibility

    With everything right here at the Ranch to suit all experience levels, Sorrel River Ranch’s expert team of guides and wranglers will make sure that you have an exceptional and safe Moab Horseback Riding adventure.


    Sorrel River Ranch Supplies Horses For All Skill Levels

    Whether you are a beginner or advanced rider, our fully-equipped horseback riding ranch has many trails for riders of every level.

    You will be matched to a horse that meets your experience and riding ambition and fitted with a comfortable saddle and tack. A surreal horseback riding experience in Moab awaits.

    And if you would like a little instruction, we offer Western Riding Lessons, covering the basics of horsemanship to learning how to lope. This 60-minute Western riding lesson with our experienced team will provide you with all the foundations of true Western-style riding. Perfect for never-evers or as a refresher course for a less confident rider, a lesson is also a great warm-up for one of our many group or private rides.