Are You Brave Enough to Skydive Your Way to This Utah River Ranch Resort?

by Kati Michelle

Vacation is a time to put your worries aside, connect with family, eat good food, and relax. We know our Outsiders like to connect with nature and maybe sip on a couple of cold brews while they’re at it, too. Add in a campfire and you’ve got pure uninterrupted bliss. A paradise of birds chirping and tree leaves blowing in the wind. Still, maybe it’s missing something? Did someone say skydiving?

Skydiving and BASE jumping is something we can expect from Bear Grylls. It’s not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind as you head to a river ranch resort. Well, Utah’s Sorrel Resort and Spa want to change that. The question is: are you brave enough to skydive your way there?

Get Your Adrenaline Fix With the Initial Skydive Then Pamper Yourself All Weekend at the Spa

Moab, Utah is home to the Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa. Although the city already draws in huge crowds of people from all over the world for its surrounding natural beauty, Sorrel is looking to set itself apart from the city’s other accommodations. They created a whole slew of vacation packages to fit the needs of all their guests from solo bachelors to families with children. Their Above & Beyond Adventure package is the one gaining some serious attention.

An airplane meets participating guests at the Canyonlands Regional Airport nearby. The plane then takes vacationers over the resort’s location on the banks of the Colorado River between the Arches National Park and Canyonlands. Actually, this massive natural area spans over 200 acres. The bravehearts plummet to the Resort grounds after jumping out of the plane. Simple.

Luxury meets them down below for the remainder of their four-night stay in a River View King-sized guestroom. The accommodation also includes a secluded balcony terrace with views of the Colorado River as well as complimentary breakfast and dinner. If that’s not enough, guests enjoy passes for two 80-minute massages, a couple’s horseback ride at sunrise, and a privately guided UTV Adventure.

Off the Beaten Path in Utah

Atlas Obscura is a cool site dedicated to taking tourists off the beaten path of whatever destination their heart desires. Their suggestions range from weird food to try to historical sites, haunted tours, and hidden gems. Their Utah page has over 100 different ideas to add to your trip. Each idea comes with location coordinates, pictures, reviews, and “things to know before you go.”

One notable point of interest includes Utah’s Spiral Jetty. Robert Smithson built the earthwork sculpture in the Great Salt Lake. It only makes its appearance in times of drought and it looks like something straight from the aliens. For reference, it’s about 4 hours from the resort mentioned above. Check it out:

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