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With nearly 10,000 acres of rugged 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.
Convent Group Ride: A relaxing ride for the entire family, this scenic 1.5-hour ride starts on top of the foothills and offers a gentle adventure without any worries as it descends into Ida Gulch. On the return climb, you’ll be rewarded with magnificent views of the surrounding rock formations and the often snow-capped La Sal Mountains.
Mesa View Trail: Great for novice riders or busy families, the 1 hour Mesa View Trail keeps riders on top of the desert ridges offering open views of the Colorado River Valley, Parriott Mesa, Convent Butte and Sorrel River Ranch. Riders will enjoy many photo opportunities as our endearing wranglers tell stories about the local area.
Parriott Ridgetop Group Ride: This adventurous 2-hour ride begins with a steep hill to Convent Butte. A hilly trail meanders through the valley then into Ida Gulch before ascending up toward Parriott Mesa. See how truly massive this famous rock formation is as you head back towards the banks of the Colorado River near Rocky Rapids.
Private Rides: For the ultimate horseback riding experience take a private ride with our knowledgeable wranglers. Private rides are custom tailored for skill level and duration as you head up secluded Ida Gulch and get up close and personal with the enormous red rock buttes that define our majestic valley.
Pony Rides (Ages 3-12): While you must be at least 7 yrs. old to go on a horseback ride the little buckaroos can begin training for the trail with our complimentary pony rides offered daily from 11:30am-3: 00 pm. For further fun don’t miss out on the daily petting zoo located at the Stables from 1:00-2:00 pm.
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:
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.
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 30-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.
Arches National Park boasts the world’s greatest concentration of sandstone arches, including Delicate arch, one of Utah’s most famous icons. This picturesque area features over 2,000 arches, balanced rocks, fins and pinnacles, which are highlighted by a striking palette of contrasting colors, landforms and textures.
Explore the vast, remote, and rugged canyons of the Utah Mountains by Canyoneering, high Moab adventure and stunning scenery at its finest. Canyoneering utilizes hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, and sometimes even swimming to navigate the beautiful landscapes of southeast. One of the top things to do in Moab.
Canyonlands National Park is a stunning landscape of countless canyons, mesas and buttes that were carved by the Colorado River and it’s tributaries over the course of millions of years. With an ideal location, Sorrel River Ranch & Spa is the perfect Moab Hotel for lodging near Canyonlands NP, bringing adventure and serenity together.
Utah is known for its beautiful National Parks, and our ranch gives you exclusive access to all the beauty Moab National parks have to offer. Two of the area’s best known parks – Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park – are located within an hour’s drive from our resort in Moab.