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.

Written By Matcha

Red Cliffs Lodge

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.


Museum of Film and Western Heritage

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.

Adventure Outpost

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
(866) 812-2002

The Cowboy Grill Dinner

Guests can enjoy a beautiful view while dining.

Red Cliffs Lodge dining room.

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