Thursday, February 15, 2007

Sorrel River Ranch

While in the Moab area we stayed at the Sorrel River Ranch, which is located on the Colorado River and Rt 128. 128 has been called one of the most scenic roads in America. It winds along the Colorado River in a canyon walled by red rock, mesas and formations. The road is tight and windy.

Sorrel River is a working ranch with luxury cabins and a spa. The cabins are right on the Colorado River. Above is a view from our room.

The rooms are decorated in a western motif. They are very spacious, with a kitchen, fireplace, sitting area, porch and a spacious bathroom with a claw foot spa tub. It is a working ranch, and has been for 100 years. There are horses and crops. The lobby building has an upscale, but pricey restaurant. The staff is very helpful in planning activities. There is a pool and hot tub and a well equipped exercise room. The most impressive feature are the unbelievable views, both across and down the Colorado and across the road at two towering wind weathered twin mesas. The ranch is about 20 miles down the windy raod from Moab, so you are a bit isolated. This can be a bit of a problem if you want to dine in town, as the drive is a bit tough after dark.

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