Activities
At Red Cliffs Lodge, we specialize in creating memorable, active vacations for our guests. Moab, Utah offers some of the most spectacular natural scenery on Earth. Here you’ll find a wealth of outdoor adventures and activities. We’ve taken the best nature has to offer. Your getaway can be as daring – or relaxing – as you choose. Check out some of the amazing things to see and do when you stay with us!

– Horseback riding
– Mountain biking
– White water rafting
– Hiking
– Guided tours
– Visiting national parks
– Scenic flight
– ATV rentals
– Scenic drives
– Hummer tours

and much, much more!

The Lodge also offers plenty of amenities right here, including an..

– exercise room
– laundry facility
– pool
– tennis courts
– horseshoe pits
– river boat dock (for guests only)
– lounge
– wine tasting
– museum
– hiking trails

Our staff is eager, knowledgeable, and wholly committed to your comfort and satisfaction.
Visit us soon! We’re confident you’ll enjoy Moab, Utah as much as we do.

  • Horseback Riding
    Saddle up at Red Cliffs Lodge!!

    HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE ADVENTURES 2016
    horse corralRide the country made famous by John Wayne. Our trails run along and cross Castle Creek several times. You’ll view the Colorado River, world famous Castle Rock and the La Sal Mountains from the high desert trail. Wildlife like deer, wild turkeys and smaller animals commonly seen. Our horses are cowboy trained and our tack is new and well maintained. You’ll be accompanied by experienced, friendly, professional wranglers who will help you learn on your ride and, of course, your safety is always our top priority.

    March 11 – April 30
    • Morning long ride | 9:30am – 12:30 (approx.) | $109.05 + tax & gratuity
    • Afternoon medium ride | 3:00pm – 4:30 (approx.) | $89.95 + tax & gratuity

    May – September
    • Morning long ride | 9:00am – 12:00 (approx.) | $109.05 + tax & gratuity
    • Afternoon medium ride | 5:00pm – 6:30 (approx.) | $89.95 + tax & gratuity

    October – November
    • Morning long ride | 9:30am – 12:30 (approx.) | $109.05 + tax & gratuity
    • Afternoon medium ride | 3:00pm – 4:30 (approx.) | $89.95 + tax & gratuity

    General Information:
    • An accident liability wavier must be signed by all participants or their guardian before riding.
    • Return times are approximate depending on size of group and conditions
    • 16 rider group limit is for safety and great ride quality.
    10 year minimum age of 52″ height requirement, 220 lb. weight limit and all riders must be in good physical condition without any special needs or limitations as our ride is a little more strenuous than some other trail rides.
    • Appropriate dress includes long pants, sturdy shoes with closed toes, a jacket as needed and inclement weather and if you wear a hat it must be snug fitting or have a string to keep it on your head in case of wind. Retrieving fallen hats can be dangerous.
    • A small saddle bag is provided for sunscreen, water, compact camera and small snacks like a candy bar. No backpacks or purses are permitted on the ride.


    OUTBACK TRAIL RIDE ADVENTURE 2016
    riding horsebackYou will be picked up at the lodge by your professional wrangler in a ranch truck pulling a horse trailer with your cowboy-trained Quarter Horse inside. A short haul from the lodge you will unload and ride off into the high Utah desert. This wide open range is the same country that many famous movies and hundreds of commercials have used for their scenic background locations.

    The trails take you through washes, over and along ridge tops with fantastic views of the big valley below, the Colorado River, huge sandstone rock formations like the Priest and the Nuns and Castle Rock with the La Sal Mountains in the distance. You’ll ride among native desert trees and bushes and it’s possible to see large wild animals like Mule Deer. The group will stop for some great photo opportunities. Once back at the truck you’ll load up and return to Red Cliffs Lodge in time for the optional BBQ lunch served at the Red Cliffs Lodge River Deck.

    The ride is limited in group size so you will enjoy great information about the area and instructions to improve your horsemanship.

    April – October
    • Morning Ride | 9:30am | $189.95 + tax & gratuity

    Must be booked 24 hours in advance and approved by Head Wrangler

    General Information
    • An accident liability waiver must be signed by all participants or their guardian before riding.
    • Return times are approximate depending on the size of the group and variable conditions.
    • Limit 2-4 riders.
    10 year minimum age of 52″ height requirement, 220 lb. weight limit and all riders must be in good physical condition without any special needs or limitations as our ride is a little more strenuous than some other trail rides.
    • Appropriate dress includes long pants, sturdy shoes with closed toes, a jacket as needed and inclement weather and if you wear a hat it must be snug fitting or have a string to keep it on your head in case of wind. Retrieving fallen hats can be dangerous.
    • A small saddle bag is provided for sunscreen, water, compact camera and small snacks like a candy bar. No backpacks or purses are permitted on the ride.
    • Previous horse riding experience is suggested.


    BEGINNING or CHILDREN’S HORSEBACK INTRODUCTION
    riding horsebackChildren and Adults of any age are welcome to spend a half hour around the horse corrals. You’ll be able to brush and groom a horse, spend time riding a very gentle Quarter horse in the corrals with plenty of time for photos. The cowboy wranglers will be happy to assist you with some introduction and beginning instructions for first timers and children to get the feeling and gentle ways of our well trained quarter horses.

    March 11 – April 30
    • The 1/2 hour introduction | 12:30 (approx.) | $20.00 + tax & gratuity

    May – September
    • The 1/2 hour introduction | 12:00 (approx.) | $20.00 + tax & gratuity

    October – November
    • The 1/2 hour introduction | 12:30 (approx.) | $20.00 + tax & gratuity

    General Information
    • Times vary as the morning ride returns are approximate, based on group size and variable conditions.
    • There are no dress requirements, come as you are.
    • Physical requirements are very minimal. We are happy to help younger children, first time adults and special needs visitors experience our horses.
    • No experience necessary.


  • Tours & Services

    Let the Colorado River take you on a tour of our famous scenery. For a relaxing trip, travel the mild waters of the Colorado River near Moab. If you’re feeling more adventurous, navigate the classic whitewaters of the stunning Westwater Canyon. River rafting trips include a riverside picnic lunch and knowledgeable guides. Choose from half-day, full-day, or overnight trips.

    ATV Tours & Rentals
    ATV Picture

    Experience firsthand Moab’s most scenic trails with your own knowledgeable 4-wheeling guide. Tours range from 2 – 4 hours. You can also rent your own bike for a full-day riding experience. Must be at least 16 to drive alone.

    Guest Services
    Red Cliffs Lodge Lobby Picture

    Mountain bikers are welcome at Red Cliffs Lodge. We offer bike storage. Maps, trail information and activities are available at the front desk.

    Canyoneering
    Canyoneering Picture

    Canyoneering adventures are a great way to explore some of our landscape’s hidden secrets. From rappelling into a slickrock grotto and swimming the watery pools of a slot canyon, you’re sure to find an exciting adventure at every bend. Experienced guides will teach you technical climbing and share their vast knowledge of local flora and fauna.

    Mountain Biking
    Mountain Biking Picture

    Each year thousands of people come to Moab with one thing on their mind – mountain biking. If you are coming here, this is a great deal for you! Ride the spectacular Monitor and Merrimac Trail or other fun, world class Moab rides. You can choose to ride the Fisher Tower Area on a 1/2 or full day tour (or many others) with your friendly guide. Great for all ages and abilities.

    Moab is known as the “Mountain Biking Capital of the World”. Don’t miss this opportunity to hit the trails while you visit. Watch the sun cast its first rays across Moab’s famous redrock spires as you navigate Moab’s myriad of trails and hills. Morning or afternoon tours and rentals make planning a breeze. Trails range from easy to very difficult but all offer amazing views!

    Jet Boat Tours
    Jet Boat Picture

    Some of Moab’s best sights can only be accessed by river. Powerful jet boats allow you to explore every majestic canyon on the calm water sections of the Colorado River. Relax and unwind with the cool river breezes as you explore the geological history written on the canyon’s walls. Jet boat trips are a photographer’s delight!

  • Fruit of the vine.
    Winery Bottle Picture

    Adding a decidedly civilized tone to the wild, wild West, in 2002 the Red Cliffs Lodge established its own winery. Moab is the perfect climate for growing excellent grapes, suitable for producing Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. Using such locally grown grapes, our winery has produced over 30 award-winning wines for your enjoyment. Click Here for Castle Creek Winery Website

    In April 2006, Red Cliffs Lodge planted its first Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon vines. The grapes will be ready for picking in 2009, but they already add even more beauty to the property. Of course, you don’t ave to wait that long to indulge in any one of our fine wine selections, which are available for sale.

    Winery Bottle Picture

    The winery’s upper level features a 4,000+ square foot hospitality area and a huge adjacent deck overlooking the Colorado River. You are welcome to reserve this area for seminars, private tastings and parties. Daily tours are offered and tasting are available in the main building of the Red Cliffs Lodge.


  • Hollywood’s history in Moab.

    Even if this is your first visit to Utah, chances are that you’ve been to Moab before, at least in the movies. Utah’s western heritage has played a tremendous role in the movie industry. From big Westerns like Rio Grande and The Commancheros to modern favorites like City Slickers and Thelma & Louise, Moab’s natural beauty has been the backdrop for dozens of movies, TV series, commercials and magazine ads.

    John Wayne himself is just one of the many famous actors to work on location here at Red Cliffs Lodge. Paying tribute to this impressive legacy is the Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage, perhaps the first museum of its kind in Utah. You’ll learn about famous Southern Utah locations, how sets are built, and how moviemakers manage nature’s unpredictability during filmmaking.

    The museum houses memorabilia from early films to the present and is constantly updated. We’re easy to find (downstairs in the Lodge), are open daily and admission is free. No appointment needed! With self-guided tours, you can enjoy this unique piece of Utah history anytime you like.

    Click Here for more Museum Information.

  • Tennis, anyone?

    People playing Tennis

    With 2 brand new courts, Red Cliffs Lodge has added tennis to our list of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Don’t forget to pack your racket and plenty of tennis balls! We’ll supply the rest: lots of fresh air, amazing scenery, and perfect-condition courts to work out your backhand.

    The Pool and Jacuzi

    After playing a set or two, retire on our patio with a bottle of wine or buffet breakfast and enjoy the view. Soothe aching muscles with a cool swim in the pool or prepare for the next match with a workout in our spa-quality exercise room.

    Exercise Room

    For more information about our tennis amenities (they’re improving all the time), call 866.812.2002.


  • Vacation workouts.

    The Red Cliffs Lodge offers a fantastic, spa-quality exercise room to its guests. This window-filled exercise room provides amazing views of the cascading Red Cliffs, just beyond Castle Creek. Who knows, with such natural vista’s to inspire you, maybe you’ll return from your travels in better shape than you left!

    Our state-of-the-art exercise room includes:

    – Two Treadmills
    – Stair Stepper
    – Bicycle
    – Multi Press Bench
    – Pectoral Fly Bench
    – Lat/Row Bench
    – Leg Extension/Curl Bench
    – Large Screen Television with remote
    – View of the Pool and Red Rock Cliffs

    Exercise Room

    When your workout is done, why not schedule an invigorating sports massage with one of our talented, licensed therapists? It’s the perfect way to reward a good workout.

    Complimentary towels are provided for your convenience. Please – no glass containers in the exercise or pool/spa area. Guests must be at least 16-years-old to use the exercise room.

    For more information – or to schedule your massage – call 800.812.2002.


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