Red Cliffs Lodge
On the outskirts of Moab, Red Cliffs Lodge is a beautiful estate resting on the banks of the Colorado River. That’s the hook. Once here, you'll enjoy great food, adventure.
On the outskirts of Moab, near the entrance to Castle Valley, Red Cliffs Lodge is a beautiful estate resting on the banks of the Colorado River. That’s the hook. For those staying overnight, if you arrive early to check-in, you’ll be anticipating your return to your room throughout the day. Check-in late and weary after a long day on the road, bike, river, whatever, the soothing sound of the current will immediately calm and inspire your mind back to life. For those late arrivers, just wait until the red rock landscape that dawn brings.
The lodge itself is fortunately not just a lodge in name only. Vaulted ceilings exposing large wood beams, log furniture, wood paneling, and tiled floors all give the Red Cliff Lodge a rustic feel, but guests soon discover the amenities to be nothing short of world class.
Of course, there’s more to Red Cliffs Lodge than its overnight accommodations.
Dining at The Cowboy Grill
The Cowboy Grill is a fine restaurant located in the lodge and you can’t go wrong having a meal here — delicious eats. The terraced dining room has beautiful views out of the many windows. If weather permits, it is recommended that you dine on the patio to soak up the surrounding beauty. The Cowboy Grill offers freshly prepared country fare with vegetarian options, and box lunches are available to take with you no matter what adventures are have planned for the day.
For après adventure or nightcaps be sure to drop in at the Wild Horse Bar for a drink. While there be sure to step out on the patio and lose yourself under the desert night sky.
Museum of Film and Western Heritage
The Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage is located right at the lodge as well, and you can check out the numerous pieces of movie-making memorabilia that give a nod toward the many movies and countless commercials filmed in the area — “Rio Grande,” “City Slickers,” and “Thelma and Louise,” to name a few. (See the itinerary: "Thelma & Louise: A Tribute Road Trip Through the Classic Film’s Utah Settings")
The combination of pioneer and early cowboy ranching exhibits blend with a rich tradition in Hollywood and independent film history launched in part by the love for the place that John Ford developed through many films in the southeastern part of Utah. It's a tradition that continues to the present day, as HBO's "Westworld" turned to the Moab region to depict the story's quintessential Western backdrops.
If you are looking for an adventure, the staff at Red Cliffs can arrange any number of activities through local guides and tour operators. Mountain biking, whitewater rafting, hiking, guided tours, visits to the neighboring national parks, scenic flights, ATV rentals, scenic drives, and Hummer tours are all within the realm of possibility, so whatever your fancy of the day may be, they can help.
Whether you come for a night or stay for a week you will find your soul recharged by the comforting atmosphere and adventurous activities at the Red Cliffs Lodge.
Red Cliffs Lodge
Milepost 14, Highway 128
Moab, Utah 84532
Moab Farmers' Market
Thursday evenings & Saturday mornings in summer, discover a food and community market that shares the harvest of the desert.
Women in the Wild: Transformation and the Outdoors
Paula Colman joins a weekend retreat for women in Moab, Utah, that has an eye-catching mission: Build your tribe. Connect with your inner spirit. Transform body, mind and spirit around the theme: “Ignite the Flame Within.” Follow along as she seeks her authentic self and learn how to find your own Tribe.
Bitters Make Adventures, Oh, So Sweet
After hiking, biking, rafting or even spending the day driving through the area’s stunning state and national parks, there is nothing better than plopping into a comfy camp chair, cranking up your favorite playlist and enjoying a refreshing cold drink while looking through your day’s photographs or videos.
Discover the Shape of Utah's Coffee Community
See coffee shops in Salt Lake City on this short video tour of some of the best coffee shops in Utah.
Utah Liquor Laws Visitor Guide — Yes, You Can!
In preparation for your trip to Utah, here’s what you need to know about Utah's liquor laws, especially how and where to buy a drink in the city or in the rural parts of the state.
Supporting Women Entrepreneurs While Traveling in Utah
Women entrepreneurs in Utah have been particularly successful at honing their expertise. Find out about women-owned businesses you can support while adventuring in Utah.