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  • EQUESTRIAN EXPERIENCES

Horse Back Riding Moab Utah

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.

  • RIDES

    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 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.

    Beginner Riding Lessons for ages 4-6

    Great for little buckaroos that are too young to ride the trails. Under the tutelage of our experienced Wranglers kids will first be led around on a pony and then will have the opportunity to give it a whirl on their own. Maximum 1 student per 1-hour Private session.

    Western Riding Lesson for ages 6+:

    In this 1-hourr 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.

    TINY-TOT 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.

  • Special offerings

    Special offerings for the 2021 Horseback Riding Season

    Join us this season at Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa to experience some special offerings including our Jr. Wrangler Program, Overnight Horse Boarding and Horse-themed photography. For information, pricing and availability please contact us at 877.317.8244.

    Junior Wrangler Program for Ages 6+

    Is a career as a Wrangler in your future? Join us for a ½ day learning about the roles and responsibilities of a Wrangler. During your 4-hours as a Junior Wrangler you will shadow one of the Sorrel River Ranch Wranglers through their daily routine. When taking care of livestock, being punctual is a requirement. If you cannot commit to the 7:00 am start time, this is not the program for you! Seasonal, weather permitting. Maximum 4 Jr. Wranglers per 4-hour session.

    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

    Class time is 7:00 am – 11:00 am

    Overnight Horse Boarding

    Overnight horse boarding is availablefor registered guests of Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa. We offer paddock with run-in shelter and water. Grass-hay can be provided for an additional charge. Complimentary daily and departure clean-up will be provided by a Sorrel River Wrangler. Please request a boarding contract be sent when you are talking to our front desk staff at the time of your registration. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Maximum 4 horses for large paddock, 2 horses for small paddock..

    We have endless miles of trails for you to explore on your own on non-motorized BLM land. Ride right off the ranch … no trailering required! We offer guided rides with one of our professional Sorrel River Wranglers for an additional fee. For more detailed information contact wranglers@sorrelriver.com.

    Requirements:

    • Current health certificate (30-day)
    • Current Coggins

    Horse Themed Photography for any event

    Not sure about a ride but still want a great photo? We offer horse-themed photography for your Wedding, Honeymoon, Anniversary, Graduation, Birthday, or just for fun.
    Please contact sales@sorrelriver.com for information, availability and pricing of photography events or wedding rides.

  • TIPS

    Few activities combine fun, fitness, exploration, and relaxation as well as Horseback Riding.

    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.

  • ESSENTIALS

    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.