January / February 2022 Issue of ViewOn Magazine

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Above & Beyond

Adventure Awaits

at Sorrel River Ranch

—Moab’s Most Luxurious Resort & Spa Destination— by Elizabeth Rad

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n 1903, homesteaders Fred and Ida Stearns claimed 160 acres of untamed territory along the sparkling azure waters of the Colorado River in Moab, Utah. They developed a working ranch that would remain prosperous for decades to come, even as its ownership was passed down through numerous generations. Today, the Stearns’ original, two-room farmhouse still sits on what is widely considered one of the most unique physical landscapes in the Southwest, but the property has grown to serve a new purpose. As Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa, an intimate and secluded destination catering to discerning travelers

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on a quest to discover the finest culmination of service, it provides adventures and relaxation amongst eastern Utah’s majestic red rock cathedrals. Nearly a century after the property was established, it was transformed into the iconic ranch and resort we know it as today, debuting with the name “Sorrel” as an homage to the earthy rust color of the surrounding landscape. The goal was to introduce travelers to a new, unique style of hospitality that married its traditional ranch history with attention to detail and the amenities of a rich, luxurious


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