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The Radcliffe’s iI posto rosso Offers Coastal Mediterranean Fare
Downtown Moab hotel a ‘base-camp’ for outdoor enthusiasts
By Sharon Sullivan


The Radcliffe in Moab is a new adventure boutique hotel that will soon start offering full outdoor trip planning for its guests. The hotel at 477 S. Main St. already offers tips for guests looking to explore the area. Plus, there’s a bike rack on the wall in every room so you can feel secure about bringing your mountain bike with you when you visit.

The Radcliffe is “the best Moab base-camp you can have” for when you want to come float the Colorado River, hike the canyons, mountain bike, or engage in other outdoor recreation, said general manager Colton Call. Once the hotel’s trip planning service is in full-swing, guests will be able to simply call the hotel with an idea of what they’d like to do, and Radcliffe will take care of all the details, including bookings.

Visitors can enjoy the great outdoors, then return to the hotel for a field-to-fork meal at its II Posto Rosso, a coastal Mediterranean restaurant located inside the building. The menu changes seasonally, with fresh produce and eggs from free-ranging chickens sourced from Moab-area and Palisade, Colorado farms.

You don’t have to be a hotel guest to dine at this upscale restaurant, however, which is open to the general public daily for breakfast and lunch, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner is served Thursday through Monday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. II Posto Rosso makes its own pasta in-house, and serves beef and Mangalista pork (considered among “the tastiest pork in the world”) from animals raised on hotel owner Rob Radcliffe’s Idaho ranch. Reservations are encouraged.

Enjoy a good night’s sleep at Radcliffe on mattresses and pillows from Purple, a Lehi, Utah-based company that features a gel-flex grid to “cradle pressure points on hips and shoulders while keeping the rest of your body fully aligned.” Hotel towels made from bamboo are sourced from another Utah company. And, with an aim toward sustainability, room keys are made out of wood, not plastic, and each room comes with an energy-saver device.

Gearheads Outdoor Store is located inside the building, making it easy for visitors to ensure they have all the equipment they need before venturing out into the backcountry. A Moab mainstay, the shop has operated in this location for more than 20 years, selling camping gear, gloves, apparel, hiking equipment, frisbees and more. Gearheads is also known for offering free purified water to campers.

The Radcliffe plans to offer special “romance” or “food,” and other special packages in the future. Additionally, the hotel is getting ready to roll out a service where guests can request a hotel cooler packed with lunch to take with them the next day. Guests will simply place the cooler and their order on the door handle to their room, which will be filled with delicious restaurant food ready-to-go the following morning.

A pool and hot tub are scheduled to open by springtime. For more information visit:

And be sure to mention you read about Radcliffe Moab in Moab Happenings.

New Bus Routes to Moab and Beyond
Kathy Pope, Sales & Grant Administrator, Salt Lake Express

Salt Lake Express continues its expansion to serve more far-reaching communities

In the shuttle company’s continued expansion, Salt Lake Express has announced that they have added new routes to include the eastern Utah communities of Vernal, Heber City, Price, Moab, and Blanding to their network. Service on these routes began operating on November 1, 2021 and are already ?nding great success.

These new destinations are the furthest east that the shuttle company o?ers connections to and as such, it has opened opportunities for so many travelers in eastern Utah to access destinations like Provo, the Salt Lake Airport, downtown SLC, and Ogden. These new connections are located in smaller communities where there is currently no regular bus service directly connecting them to the urban and metropolitan cities. Many who need access to healthcare services, the airport, and the Utah State Capitol can now have service directly into Salt Lake City twice a day, 365 days per year.

“There is so much that these places have to o?er,” said Jacob Price, owner of Salt Lake Express. “They often get overlooked but they are ?lled with rich history, culture, and things to do and see. We are hoping to serve the local communities as well as tourists looking for access to these recreational destinations.

The new Vernal route will originate in Vernal o?ering stops in Roosevelt, Duchesne, Heber City, Park City, and into the Salt Lake Airport and downtown. The new Blanding route originates in Blanding o?ering stops at Monticello, Moab, Green River, Price, Spanish Fork, as well as the Salt Lake Airport and downtown. Both routes will make great connections heading as far south as Las Vegas as well as north into many locations in Idaho and Montana.

“These new routes provide transportation solutions for a previously underserved region,” said Price. “What we do here at Salt Lake Express is connect people with where they need to be, especially those who don’t have a great deal of resources available to them.”

Salt Lake Express currently operates routes through Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, while also interlining with carriers across the United States. They are the largest transportation company in the region and shuttle heavily along the I-15 corridor, as well as many other highways and interstates. They o?er routes to many getaway destinations including Jackson, Sun Valley, Park City, St. George, Las Vegas, and Reno.

If you’re interested in booking a trip visit or call 800-356-9796.

For more information about this new route or Salt Lake Express contact Kathy Pope, the company’s regional relations director, at 208-356-9796 ext. 6120 or at And be sure to mention you read about it in Moab Happenings.

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