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Whether it’s Green River canoeing, high-energy jet boat tours of the Colorado River, or thrilling white water rafting – few destinations offer the diversity of water sports scenery or adventure that we have here in Moab.

Our guided river rafting trips are great for families and groups, or you may just want a leisurely paddle down the Colorado River in your own kayak or paddleboard. Whatever your interest, Utah offers some of the best river rafting in the country.

Out on the river, here are a few of our favorite Colorado River rafting and boating adventures:

  • Calm Water Kayak: Experience rafting the Colorado River in your own kayak. We can accommodate novice paddlers and those with more advanced boating skills.


  • Canyonlands by Jetboat: Step aboard the D. Julien to explore the river canyons between Moab and Canyonlands National Park for fun, thrills, and maybe an occasional splash or two.


  • Colorado River: This private Full Day Trip lets you experience Moab white water rating on rapids such as Onion Creek, Cloudburst, Ida Gulch, and the famous Whites Rapid on this 14-mile stretch on the Colorado River. Minimum age: 5 years old.


  • Paddle Boarding: The fast-growing sport of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is a fun, easy way to play on the water, and includes a Personal Flotation Device (PFD).


  • Westwater Canyon Rafting: Experience “The West’s Best Short Whitewater Trip,” as named by National Geographic magazine. This trip has a great mix of whitewater action and unique scenery.


  • Custom Tours: Our experienced guides excel at creating custom itineraries to fit your particular interests. Inquire about a special tour made just for you.

Some of our guests like to experience a wide range of activities, whereas others want a more immersive experience. For river rafting, there are several choices available:

  • Half-Day: The Fisher Towers section of Colorado runs right past the Ranch, providing easy access so you can make the most of your time on the river.


  • Full Day: For a wilder adventure, Westwater Canyon is a bit further upriver, offering a full day of exploration, or there is Cataract Canyon to the south within Canyonlands National Park.


  • Longer Tours: Trips ranging from overnight to several days include starry nights, gourmet meals, and allow you to explore more remote sections like Desolation Canyon along the Green River.


Whatever you pick, it will be the experience of a lifetime!

All of our Colorado River adventures include the safety equipment and other essentials, but here are a few suggestions to bring on your adventure to assure your comfort:

  • Shorts or a bathing suit with a “quick-dry” fabric;


  • One shirt that is a synthetic material is recommended for sun protection and cooler mornings or evenings (cotton fabrics are typically not a great choice)


  • You’ll need good footwear, not flip-flops but either sandals with straps, sneakers, or even wetsuit boots, and a few changes of socks.


  • A breathable hat (woven) with a brim to protect face from sun.


  • Sunglasses with a strap.

Arches National Park

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.

Air Adventures

Bucket list? Of course. You know it’s one of those things you’ve always wanted to do. Take in the spectacular scenery of the majestic beauty of our nearby National Parks and scenic wonders.


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

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.

Mountain Biking

Whether your passion is for mountain biking trails, canyon bike rides, dirt biking, motorcycling, or trail biking – our Moab, Utah hotel is perfectly situated to explore hundreds of trails that are sure to get your heart racing and your soul soaring.


If you are looking to get physically, mentally, and emotionally energized and escape from daily stresses, Sorrel River Ranch is an ideal wellness retreat where hiking trails abound so you can enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature.


Extraordinary terrain, astounding scenery, sweeping vistas, and an endless network of trails make Sorrel River Ranch one of the World’s Best destinations for UTV and Jeep off-road trails. Experience the rugged beauty and solitude of our vast back country.

Horseback Riding

Of all of the resorts with horseback riding to choose from, we know that our wide open skies, winding canyons, and otherworldly arches are one of a kind.

National Park Excursions

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.