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Moab Travel Guide

By September 2, 2019No Comments

Fisher Towers

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!)

Day 1:

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  

Day 2:

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 🤗

Day 3:

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!)

Day 4:

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!

Day 5: 

  • 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 ❤️

Day 6:

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!

Grand View Point

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:

  • Jeeping 
  • canyoneering/ rock climbing 
  • Kayaking 
  • Rafting 
  • Jet boat tours
  • Hiking 
  • Horse back riding 

Other places to stay:

  • plenty of Marriott/best western properties
  • Red cliffs lodge 
  • Moab under canvas 
  • Sorrel river ranch (obviously!)
  • Camp!

Best time of year to go:

  • Spring (May/June)
  • Fall (Sept/Oct)
  • We loved it in the summer but it was HOT!

If you’re trying to plan a trip or have questions please send them my way, I’d love to help you!

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Devils Garden