Desert oasis: Sorrel River Ranch
If destinations were assigned a color, Moab
would be red. The only Utah town to sit on the banks of the
Colorado River, it is surrounded by sheer red-rock cliffs. Even the
river runs red after rain roils its bed of silt.
Hugging the base of the cliffs is the newly opened 52-room
Sorrel River Ranch Resort, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the
World. No hayrides and chuck wagon fare here: Luxury cabins are
fitted with porch swings to help guests savor the view, while The
River Grill Restaurant in the main lodge features continental
cuisine and an impressive wine list. For groups, the hotel has
11,000 square feet of meeting space.
After trail rides, river rafting and mountain biking, recoup
with a sumptuous spa treatment.