The details on our amazing Moab trip!
The trip was truly amazing, the scenery beautiful, and quite hot in August (100+ degrees every day). But to anyone who wants to go I would highly recommend.
How to get there:
- Fly into Salt Lake City and drive 4 hours
- Fly into grand junction CO and drive an hour and a half
- Drive from somewhere else!
Food in town:
Honestly it’s not a foodie town, the food was eh and we ate most of our meals at the Sorrel River Ranch (because that was amazing with their own garden and well sourced food)
- more restaurant names below
Where we stayed:
- Sorrel River Ranch and it was amazing – I highly recommend it
- Others below!
Here it is, our Itinerary (blog-style, I kept it as we went!)
Arrive in SLC, stop at Whole Foods in SLC pick up lots of food for our Moab trip, drive to sorrel river ranch
- Hiked most of Fischer towers (hard to find the trail head)- later on we realized we had only gone about 1/2 of the way- the full way was DEFINITELY worth it!
- Had dinner at Sorrel River Ranch – it was amazing, local bass with local veggies – the chef was super accommodating with my allergies – all week!
- Finished the day with complementary s’mores by the fire – we ended up doing this EVERY DAY
Morning yoga by the Colorado river – a MAJOR highlight of the trip!
- Wake up at 6 am (8 hours later!)
- Smoothie bowl breakfast after a walk to get tea
- Riverside yoga
- Another breakfast (eating enough while being this active is SUPER important!)
- Off to Arches National Park! (Planning to do delicate arch and devils garden let’s see how far we get
- Hiked to Delicate Arch- it’s a bit of a trek but totally worth it- but our camera died! So back to the ranch to get another before another adventure
- Lunch at Sorrel River Ranch – a delicious farm veggie salad and roasted veggies
- Back out to Canyonlands – upheaval dome- definitely worth seeing – we hiked to the first and second outlook points, then to grand view for the sunset which was spectacular (it’s far away so budget it into your timeline!)
- First night for dinner In Moab- went to peace tree cafe- not my favorite food but exhausted so it’ll do 🤗
Up early, a quick yoga flow/stretch- breakfast then off to devils garden!
- Devils garden primitive trail – long and hard but AWESOEM- the regular to the end is quite enough but if you’re extra ambitious go for the full thing!
- Back to the ranch to have lunch, hang out and relax
- Afternoon hike to sorrel ridge – and petting animals at the petting zoo
- Dinner at the ranch I’m obsessed with their clean farm to table food!
- S’mores by the fire of course – and meeting wonderful people ( and networking!)
Up early to drive into town to get fiery furnace pass (a part of arches that you need a pass to hike- it’s an aggressive hike without a trail so we decided to get a ranger to hike with!)
- Back for morning yoga at sorrel river ranch!
- A quick smoothie bowl breakfast and off to hike fisher towers for the second time but this time we’re determined to finish and honestly it’s my favorite hike thus far
- Back for lunch- feeling really hungry – got a salad with chicken and two sides of roasted veggies plus a Hershey’s chocolate bar – I’ll be full for a while
- Out for a stroll- went to an easy part of arches national park called park Avenue for a stroll – then found a great natural food store called moon flower – picked up some faves – rice cakes, rice puff cereal, granola for Paul, some all natural sweet gummies and blueberries
- Back to the ranch for a horseback ride before dinner! (Which was so magical- I did a little reiki on the horse to align our energies and it was a wonderful idea)
- Back at the ranch for dinner again- they’ve been teriffic with my allergies – sea bass, carrots, Brussels and cauliflower – simply made from the garden
- S’mores to finish the night!
- Slept 8 hours!
- Up and breakfast (smoothie bowl, duh)
- Off to grandstaf trail for a flat hike before our afternoon hilly rocky hike later (granstaf was awesome! A mix of flat- rocky and water and an arch at the end!)
- Back for lunch at sorrel- lots of sandwiches in town but not lots of salads so back for my roasted veggies and salad
- Fiery furnace hike with a park ranger – moved slowly but was pretty cool and we wouldn’t have been comfortable doing the unmarked hike alone-
- Last night- back at sorrel for dinner by the river ❤️
Sore! Our last morning in the desert
- yoga on my mat myself (feeling a little angsty)
- Smoothie bowl breakfast
- Off to bow tie and corona arches right in town- they’re not part of the park but recommended by nearly everyone and if you have a pup this one is one of the few you can take your dog with you on (update- loved corona arch! Absolutely don’t miss this one)
- Back to sorrel to check out and one more lunch (grabbed car snacks for later on the way!)
- Dead horse point state park – our final destination before heading back to Salt Lake City and it’s definitely not something to be missed th views are incredible
- Ate at Pago in Salt Lake City- which was delish though I wouldn’t recommend it with allergies they had a tough time accommodating me
- Stayed at The Kimpton Hotel Monaco in SLC
DAY 7: fly back!
Places to eat in town: (town food isn’t awesome mostly sandwiches)
- Moab garage
- Desert bistro
- Antica forma- pizza and gluten free pizza
- Sorrel river ranch (where we ate 90% of the time)
- 98 center
- Peace tree cafe
- Moonflower natural store
Hikes/places to visit:
- Delicate arch
- Devils garden – primitive loop
- Upheaval dome
- Grand view point
- Sorrel ridge
- Fisher towers
- Granstaf trail
- Fiery furnace – tough!
- Park avenue – if you’re looking for an easy quick walk
- Bow tie and corona arches (in town)
- Dead horse state park (a must go!)
Other activities to do:
- canyoneering/ rock climbing
- Jet boat tours
- Horse back riding
Other places to stay:
- plenty of Marriott/best western properties
- Red cliffs lodge
- Moab under canvas
- Sorrel river ranch (obviously!)
Best time of year to go:
- Spring (May/June)
- Fall (Sept/Oct)
- We loved it in the summer but it was HOT!