Forget the check-in – you can skydive at this beautiful Utah resort


Parachute jump at Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa in Utah

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Most hotel check-ins are forgettable – you walk up to a desk, collect your keys, and maybe sip a welcome drink on the way to your room. But not at the Sorrel River Ranch, a resort located on the Colorado River in scenic eastern Utah, near Arches National Park.

At this beautiful Utah resort spanning over 240 pristine acres, guests can parachute to begin their dream vacation against the backdrop of arches, rivers, canyons, and mesas.

Parachute jump at Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa in Utah

Parachute jump at Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa in Utah

Courtesy of Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa

Sorrel River Ranch’s Above & Beyond Adventure package costs nearly $ 10,000 for two people over four nights, and it starts with an invaluable experience: the chance to skydive around the resort.

Guests arriving at the Moab, Utah Airport are greeted by paratroopers for a 15-minute plane ride over the Colorado River Valley before tandem jumping to the resort’s airstrip where their bags and cabins await them. It is the ultimate way to enter a dream vacation filled with horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, rafting and relaxation in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Parachute jump at Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa in Utah

Parachute jump at Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa in Utah

Courtesy of Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa

The package includes accommodation with a view of the river, some meals, massages and a horseback ride at sunrise. Guests also have access to tennis and volleyball courts, a petting zoo, and the canyoning and rock climbing opportunities that make this part of the American Southwest such a popular destination.

And when the sun goes down and the sky darkens, resort guests will find they’re in a prime location for stargazing. They will even have the opportunity to learn how Utah’s light pollution policies make it a truly magical place after dark. Owner Elizabeth Rad tells Travel + Leisure, “Education is built into everything we offer, as it is crucial to us that our guests leave Moab with more than memories. “

Meena Thiruvengadam is a Travel + Leisure associate who has visited 50 countries on six continents and 47 US states. She loves historic plaques, wandering new streets and strolling on beaches. Find her on Facebook and Instagram.



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