We stay at Pack Creek Ranch. Cradled in the foothills of the La Sal Mountains, Pack Creek Ranch cabins are just south of Moab and are spread out over 15 acres of land, most of it pasture. This small hamlet is part of an historic 300 acre ranch favored by visitors, locals and guests alike for its moderate summertime temperatures, exceptional mountain and desert views and natural beauty.
The secluded location means you won't find network televisions or telephone land lines so you can relax and escape daily pressures. However, high-speed internet and some television options are available.
Not surprisingly, Pack Creek Ranch has been a favorite Moab area retreat for such notables as Edward Abbey, Terry Tempest Williams, Wendell Berry, Amy Irvine, Robert Fulghum, Wallace Stegner and Katie Lee. Actors Robert Duvall, John Wayne, Susan Sarandon and most of the crew of the movie Thelma and Louise made their base at the Ranch. Physicist Stephen Hawking and other scientists have also enjoyed the unique and serene environment.
Constructed in 2012, and situated in the Ranch's apple orchard, the Orchard House cabin provides incredible views from inside and out towards both the La Sal mountains and down the canyon to the red rocks around Moab. There's a large open kitchen with island and breakfast bar, a dining area, and a cozy living room with wood burning stove. Upstairs, the loft provides a great hang out with a comfortable sitting area and access to TV with Netflix/Blue Ray and the spectacular views down the canyon. A spacious balcony provides wide open views to the La Sal mountains. There's also a swimming pool, hot tub, and WiFi.
This retreat is run in partnership with Wild Sol Retreats. Our guides are Heidi Wirtz and the amazing EPR staff.
Optional Tower Day
This is a full day and includes all gear and guided experience up iconic Ancient Art tower.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to use your new and improved climbing skills to reach a spectacular summit.
At Fisher Towers, an ancient seabed layer has been worn away to make some of the most intricate formations in the Moab area.
Ancient Art sits near the base of the large towers, which loft 900′ above. Still, rising almost 350′ from its base to the corkscrew shaped summit, Ancient Art is one of the most gravity-defying summits in the area.
Route: Stolen Chimney (II 5.8 A0 or 5.10) 4 pitches