January 4, 2018

Moab, Utah

Life in Moab, Utah, explained by people who’ve lived in Moab:



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Moab Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Moab?

  • Access to beautiful views and world-class outdoor activity. (Anonymous, 6 months)
  • Jeeping/offroading. (Graham, 6 months)
  • Access to the outdoors. (Gina, 10 months)
  • The sandstone environment. (Ami, 1 year)
  • The surrounding wild beauty, progressive and talented local people, and a sense of community. (Kari, 1 year)
  • Beauty, sunshine. (June, 1.5 years)
  • The outdoors. (Mark, 2 years)
  • Activities and friends. (Richard, 2 years)
  • The climbing, and the beauty that surrounds us. (Sierra, 2 years)
  • All the outdoors things to do! (Cleve, 3 years)
  • The beauty. (Cindy, 3 years)
  • People. (Gary, 4 years)
  • The country around the town. (Kerry, 5 years)
  • The beauty. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Meeting my future husband while working at the phone company. We have been married over 35 years. (Cindy, 6 years)
  • Trails. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Community. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • The community and nature. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Family is near. (K, 10 years)
  • The outdoors. Being able to walk out my front door, and enjoy what the earth has to offer. (MLS, 12 years)
  • It’s on the CO plateau and 4 hours to the nearest big city. (Ed, 12 years)
  • Awesome jeeping trails. (David, 15 years)
  • The outdoors. (Arissa, 17 years)
  • My favorite thing WAS: No people. (Gail, 17 years)
  • The weather. (Rhonda, 18 years)
  • Outdoor stuff – rafting ,camping, hiking. (Sarah, 21 years)
  • It is beautiful. (Makala, 21 years)
  • Family. (Shae, 26 years)
  • My family, camping, rafting. (Ashley, 28 years)
  • The Colorado river. (Cris, 28 years)
  • Small town feel. (Allyssa, 30 years)
  • The scenery and the freedom to explore. (Jordy, 35 years)
  • Being able to ride my horse and go jeeping, fishing, and camping. And of course, the beauty. (Melisa, 35 years)
  • Rocks. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Seeing people I know around town. (Melissa, 36 years)
  • Clean air, small town. (Lynnda, 38 years)
  • The beauty. (Kathy, 40 years)
  • The older, ‘core’ community. (Anonymous, 40 years)
  • It’s my hometown. I like the desert and beauty. (Tom, 43 years)
  • My family. (Shawn, 43 years)
  • Nothing now, but it used to be the small town feeling, everyone knew everyone. (Cheryl, 45 years)
  • My family. (C., 55 years)
  • The stinky hippies. (Kristina, 84 years)
  • The natural beauty. (TeriAnn, I am a fourth generation local…born and raised.)

Moab Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Moab?

  • Traffic in the summer. (Graham, 6 months)
  • Crowded grocery store. (Anonymous, 6 months)
  • Crowding. And yes, I realize I just moved here. More affordable housing for middle class people. (Gina, 10 months)
  • Jeep week. (Ami, 1 year)
  • High cost of living, especially housing, and the scarcity of available housing. Also, high grocery prices. (Kari, 1 year)
  • It’s hard to make real friends here. (June, 1.5 years)
  • Nothing. (Mark, 2 years)
  • Trucks on Main Street. (Richard, 2 years)
  • Bikes on river road. (Sierra, 2 years)
  • Hot summer! (Cleve, 3 years)
  • Increased crowds, poor city planning. (Cindy, 3 years)
  • Tourists. (Gary, 4 years)
  • It needs a tractor supply store. (Kerry, 5 years)
  • The greed. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Leaving, due to him losing his job. (Cindy, 6 years)
  • Dating. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Tourists. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Hotels and too many people. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • It has become a tourist destination. (Debbie, 8 years)
  • Lack of concern for the residents. For example, there is no affordable housing, no well paying jobs, and schools in the upper grades are not of quality. (K, 10 years)
  • Housing is so difficult to come by. If I weren’t renting from family, I probably wouldn’t be able to live in Moab any longer. (MLS, 12 years)
  • Mineral extraction. (Ed, 12 years)
  • All the Liberals coming in and ruining a good little town. And the constant buildings of more and more hotels. (David, 15 years)
  • The community. (Arissa, 17 years)
  • My least favorite thing IS: Too many people. (Gail, 17 years)
  • Tourists. (Rhonda, 18 years)
  • Seasonal work. (Sarah, 21 years)
  • You can’t find everything you need here. (Makala, 21 years)
  • Growing tourism and it getting so busy. (Anonymous, 25 years)
  • Cost of living. (Shae, 26 years)
  • Almost everything else. Housing is horrible, tourism is horrible, night life is horrible, activities other than being outside all the time, is horrible, the school district is terrible. (Ashley, 28 years)
  • Jeep Safari. (Cris, 28 years)
  • High cost of living. (Allyssa, 30 years)
  • All the new people moving in and building million dollar vacation homes. (Jordy, 35 years)
  • The razors and too many people in town. I hate how bad the tourism has gotten. And I hate all the hotels. (Melisa, 35 years)
  • People who don’t like living here. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Low wages and high cost of living, especially housing. (Melissa, 36 years)
  • Not enough places to shop. (Lynnda, 38 years)
  • The crowd’s and tourists’ lack of courtesy. (Kathy, 40 years)
  • What has become of the town. People moving here for a year and running for council. Trying to change everything. (Anonymous, 40 years)
  • The greed of the developers. The greed to make more money. (Tom, 43 years)
  • People new to Moab. (Shawn, 43 years)
  • Tourists and all the hotels. (Cheryl, 45 years)
  • Visitors’ motorized vehicles noise and traffic. (C., 55 years)
  • The stinky hippies. (Kristina, 84 years)
  • The masses of people who invade the area. (TeriAnn)

Moab Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Moab?

  • Hike, jeep and photography. (Graham, 6 months)
  • Rock climbing, river sports, mountain biking, hiking. (Anonymous, 6 months)
  • The community activities have been great. I want to attend more in 2018. Paved bike trails for older, less adventurous people. I love riding my bike on the paved trails. (Gina, 10 months)
  • National Parks. Hike, river raft, beautiful drives, friends. (Ami, 1 year)
  • Hiking, biking, shopping, eating out, rafting. (Kari, 1 year)
  • Hiking, pool, paddle boarding. (June, 1.5 years)
  • Jeep, bike, hike. (Mark, 2 years)
  • 4 Wheeling, hiking, biking, arts. (Richard, 2 years)
  • Climbing, hiking, biking, river sports, – literally anything. (Sierra, 2 years)
  • Cruising and 4 wheeling! (Cleve, 3 years)
  • Hiking. (Cindy, 3 years)
  • Power dam. (Gary, 4 years)
  • Horse riding, motorcycle riding, river rafting, four wheeling , hiking, camping, and about anything outdoors. (Kerry, 5 years)
  • Biking, hiking, and the river. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • River running and getting to experience the Castle Valley in the late 70’s. (Cindy, 6 years)
  • Riding dirt bikes. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Climb, hike, community discussions, library. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Hiking, biking, art, community events. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Drive in any direction and go hiking in the wilderness. (Debbie, 8 years)
  • Hiking. (K, 10 years)
  • Hiking, fishing, swimming, biking, climbing, jeeping, many festivals that go on throughout the year. (MLS, 12 years)
  • Rock climbing, mountain biking, rafting, hiking, skiing. (Ed, 12 years)
  • Jeeping, river rafting, national parks, sightseeing, exploring, anything outdoors. (David, 15 years)
  • Hiking, biking, climbing, Jeeping, etc. (Arissa, 17 years)
  • Hiking, rafting, biking, and more hiking. (Gail, 17 years)
  • Jeeping. (Rhonda, 18 years)
  • Rafting, camping, hiking, biking, climbing. (Sarah, 21 years)
  • Hiking, biking, rafting, and just exploring. (Makala, 21 years)
  • Swimming, biking, and going to the parks. (Shae, 26 years)
  • Rafting, camping. (Ashley, 28 years)
  • Rafting, hiking, and camping. (Cris, 28 years)
  • Seeing the scenery and the National Parks. (Allyssa, 30 years)
  • Hiking, Jeeping, walking, photography, and painting. (Jordy, 35 years)
  • Camping, fishing, 4 wheeling, hiking. (Melisa, 35 years)
  • Everything. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Hiking, going to our awesome library, going to parks. (Melissa, 36 years)
  • Hiking. (Lynnda, 38 years)
  • Hiking, horseback riding, hanging with friends. (Kathy, 40 years)
  • Outdoors. (Anonymous, 40 years)
  • Enjoy the sights. Fishing and hunting. Rockhounding. (Tom, 43 years)
  • It’s too crowded for much fun anymore. (Shawn, 43 years)
  • Riding Side by Sides, LaSals, camping. (Cheryl, 45 years)
  • Hiking. (C., 55 years)
  • Crying. (Kristina, 84 years)
  • Enjoying the natural beauty. (TeriAnn)

Moab’s Reputation

What’s Moab known for?

  • Jeeping, mountain biking, rock climbing. (Graham, 6 months)
  • Slickrock-style trails for bikes/Jeeps/ATVs. (Anonymous, 6 months)
  • Outdoor adventure. (Gina, 10 months)
  • Arches NP. (Ami, 1 year)
  • Red rock splendor, national parks, rafting, biking, jeeping, petroglyphs, dinosaurs, fossils, rocks. (Kari, 1 year)
  • Arches National Park, mountain biking. (June, 1.5 years)
  • Jeeping, biking. (Mark, 2 years)
  • Red rocks, arches NM, outdoor activities. (Richard, 2 years)
  • National parks. (Sierra, 2 years)
  • 4 wheeling, biking, and scenery! (Cleve, 3 years)
  • Beauty, off road activities. (Cindy, 3 years)
  • Tourism’s movies. (Gary, 4 years)
  • Four wheeling. (Kerry, 5 years)
  • Scenery and fantastic people. (Cindy, 6 years)
  • Mountain biking. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Arches NP and extreme sports. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Arches, biking. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Now – tourism. (Debbie, 8 years)
  • Tourism. (K, 10 years)
  • Probably it’s four wheeling terrain and it’s beautiful red rock scenery. (MLS, 12 years)
  • Slick rock, National Parks, Edward Abbey, Uranium. (Ed, 12 years)
  • Jeeping. (David, 15 years)
  • Arches. (Arissa, 17 years)
  • Exploring State and National parks, mountain biking, hiking, camping, river fun, and 4-wheeling. (Gail, 17 years)
  • Tourism. (Rhonda, 18 years)
  • National parks, red rock, Jeeping, rafting, climbing. (Sarah, 21 years)
  • Hiking, biking, jeeping, rafting, rock climbing. (Makala, 21 years)
  • Jeeping, mountain biking, and Arches. (Anonymous, 25 years)
  • The Arches. (Shae, 26 years)
  • Uranium, outdoor adventure. (Ashley, 28 years)
  • Mountain biking. (Cris, 28 years)
  • National Parks. (Allyssa, 30 years)
  • Jeeping. (Jordy, 35 years)
  • Arches and the Deadhorse Point of course, – our wonderful trails. (Melisa, 35 years)
  • 4-wheeling, and the Arches. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Being expensive, mountain biking, and jeeping. (Melissa, 36 years)
  • National Parks. (Lynnda, 38 years)
  • National Parks and mountain biking. (Kathy, 40 years)
  • Tourism. (Anonymous, 40 years)
  • National Parks. Mountain biking, hiking and river running. (Tom, 43 years)
  • Red rock. (Shawn, 43 years)
  • The Arches. (Cheryl, 45 years)
  • The Arches. (C., 55 years)
  • The stinky hippies. (Kristina, 84 years)
  • The natural beauty. (TeriAnn)

Moab Crime

What’s the crime like in Moab?

  • I haven’t experienced crime in Moab. (Graham, 6 months)
  • Mostly low to nonexistent, but the occasional rashes of bike theft are truly disappointing. (Anonymous, 6 months)
  • I haven’t noticed a problem. Compared to SLC this seems like Mayberry. (Gina, 10 months)
  • Not known. (Ami, 1 year)
  • Drug use and theft, but mostly in the trailer parks. (Kari, 1 year)
  • There’s a fair amount of drugs, but crime doesn’t really affect you if you’re not involved. (June, 1.5 years)
  • Haven’t seen any. (Mark, 2 years)
  • Little to none in my area. (Richard, 2 years)
  • I’ve never had any issues, but bikes seem to go missing a lot. (Sierra, 2 years)
  • Low crime rate. (Cleve, 3 years)
  • I had my bicycle stolen. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Mostly petty. Drug use/selling is a big problem, however. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • When I lived there, it was practically non existent. (Debbie, 8 years)
  • It’s bearable. (K, 10 years)
  • A few thefts, like bikes, things taken out of vehicles. I feel like drug use is out of control in this town, also. I definitely feel safer here than where I grew up, though. (MLS, 12 years)
  • The worst crime is generally closely related to meth and alcohol abuse. (Ed, 12 years)
  • Very little. I personally have never had any experience with it. (David, 15 years)
  • It’s mild, except for theft near campgrounds. (Arissa, 17 years)
  • It’s getting worse every day. (Gail, 17 years)
  • It’s not too bad. Theft mostly. (Rhonda, 18 years)
  • Pretty mellow. (Sarah, 21 years)
  • There are a few neighborhood areas that are notorious for trouble. (Makala, 21 years)
  • Moab’s a relatively safe small town. Bikes get stolen etc., but we do have a drug problem. (Anonymous, 25 years)
  • Little compared to other places. (Shae, 26 years)
  • Lots of theft, and you can get away with murder here. (Ashley, 28 years)
  • It was minimal 18 years ago. (Cris, 28 years)
  • Major crime is low, but there is frequent drug usage. (Allyssa, 30 years)
  • Drug problems. (Jordy, 35 years)
  • It’s pretty much just theft. And it’s not too bad. (Melisa, 35 years)
  • Drunks, domestic violence, and drugs. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • Minor theft, it feels very safe to me. (Melissa, 36 years)
  • It’s all over. (Lynnda, 38 years)
  • Minimal. (Anonymous, 40 years)
  • The real crime is all the greed to make money. (Tom, 43 years)
  • It’s getting worse every year it seems. (Shawn, 43 years)
  • It’s a lot worse than it used to be. (Cheryl, 45 years)
  • Boutique, like everywhere else. (C., 55 years)
  • It’s bad to the bone. (Kristina, 84 years)
  • The largest crime is the masses of people destroying the natural beauty. (TeriAnn)

Moab Advice

Any advice for people moving to Moab?

  • Housing is hard to find. (Graham, 6 months)
  • Good luck with housing. (Anonymous, 6 months)
  • Learn to cook. The restaurants here are either poor quality service/food, or horribly overpriced. (Gina, 10 months)
  • Live on the outskirts, if you can. (Ami, 1 year)
  • Be rich or self employed. (Kari, 1 year)
  • Don’t. Unless you already have a place to live and something that will easily connect you with friends and community. Otherwise Moab can be pretty tricky. (June, 1.5 years)
  • Make sure you like small tourist town atmosphere and the limited shopping. (Richard, 2 years)
  • Get a job before moving here. (Sierra, 2 years)
  • Listen to the locals. (Cleve, 3 years)
  • It’s a beautiful area, but it’s too congested. (Cindy, 3 years)
  • It’s beautiful. (Gary, 4 years)
  • It’s hot. (Kerry, 5 years)
  • Find a place to live. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • I am jealous of them. (Cindy, 6 years)
  • Bring a spouse. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Adopt a minimalist, recycle-and-upcycle, sharing/borrowing with/from the community mentality about shopping and possessions. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Make sure you have a stable job and housing BEFORE moving here. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • I wouldn’t at this point. It’s a paradox. A town full of hippies that cater to a world of tourists, while the shadow of original town’s folk sits in the shadows. (Debbie, 8 years)
  • Don’t. (K, 10 years)
  • Honestly, the housing is an extreme issue, so have a good job set up before you move here. (MLS, 12 years)
  • Volunteer! (Ed, 12 years)
  • I hope you’re rich. Making money in Moab is very difficult. (David, 15 years)
  • Save up a lot of money for winter. (Arissa, 17 years)
  • Don’t. (Gail, 17 years)
  • Have a lot of money. (Rhonda, 18 years)
  • Bring a house with you. There is a housing crisis. (Sarah, 21 years)
  • Don’t assume that you can move here on a whim and find a place to live. (Makala, 21 years)
  • It’s super super expensive. (Shae, 26 years)
  • Don’t do it- it’s fun to play, not to stay. (Ashley, 28 years)
  • Don’t try to change things when it comes to the locals. (Cris, 28 years)
  • Be prepared for rural land expensive living. (Allyssa, 30 years)
  • Visit here first. It is expensive to live here, there is no affordable housing, and there is no Walmart! (Jordy, 35 years)
  • Be ready to live a in a town overrun by tourists. (Melisa, 35 years)
  • Don’t come here thinking that you are going to get rich. Cost of living keeps pace with incomes. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • You can’t afford it. (Melissa, 36 years)
  • Good luck finding a place to live that you can afford. (Lynnda, 38 years)
  • Don’t be shocked by home prices. (Kathy, 40 years)
  • Please don’t move here. (Anonymous, 40 years)
  • Everything is expensive here. (Tom, 43 years)
  • Please don’t. (Shawn, 43 years)
  • Don’t. (Cheryl, 45 years)
  • You will have a hard time finding a house. (C., 55 years)
  • Have lots of money. (Kristina, 84 years)
  • You need to have a lot of money. (TeriAnn)

Moab Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Moab (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Taking my jeep on Hell’s Revenge for the first time. (Graham, 6 months)
  • My friends and I happened to meet an eccentric local climbing legend in a parking lot (The Mondo, if anyone remembers that) on a rainy day, and he took us on an impromptu canyoneering trip. It was an extremely bizarre and memorable experience that felt uniquely Moabian. (Anonymous, 6 months)
  • Electric light parade was a blast. (Gina, 10 months)
  • River rafting the Colorado. Giving birth to my son. (Ami, 1 year)
  • Marching in the science March, enjoying the Moab Artrails, eating a carrot hot dog at the farmers market, hiking, hiking, and hiking. (Kari, 1 year)
  • Love EJS. (Richard, 2 years)
  • Some tourist in a coffee shop called me out for wearing my “climbers protect bears ears” shirt. Literally everyone in the shop spoke up and had my back. (Sierra, 2 years)
  • I love going to the car show every year! (Cleve, 3 years)
  • Biking to the Arches. (Cindy, 3 years)
  • Full moon floats on the Colorado river. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Getting married in Castle Valley and working for Tex and Millie McClatchy At Tex’s River Expedition. When I first moved to CV I lived with the Jerry and Joanna Ehlers family in a small log cabin. There were many kind families homesteading there at the time. (Cindy, 6 years)
  • Being super drunk. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Community discussions at the CommuniTea Garden, learning about and meeting fellow residents. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • Used to head to left hand with friends, for a day full of sun and water fun. (Debbie, 8 years)
  • I’ve had so many wonderful experiences, I couldn’t pick just one. I do love taking my family to the lake for the day, though. We all have a fantastic time. (MLS, 12 years)
  • Pack rafting Courthouse Wash. One minute it’s there, next minute – it’s gone! (Ed, 12 years)
  • I came here for the first time in 1999 and fell in love with it. I moved here in 2004 and have loved my time here. (David, 15 years)
  • Delicate Arch hike by a full moon’s light. (Arissa, 17 years)
  • Loved it when you could be outside, enjoying whatever you were doing (almost anywhere), and not have to deal with hoards of people. I miss those days. (Gail, 17 years)
  • I love being in the light parade every year. (Sarah, 21 years)
  • Arches. (Shae, 26 years)
  • I’ve lived here pretty much my whole life, so every experience I’ve had, it has been here. (Ashley, 28 years)
  • My parents owned North American River Expeditions, and I spent every summer on the river. (Cris, 28 years)
  • Full moon hikes. (Allyssa, 30 years)
  • It used to be fun. (Jordy, 35 years)
  • Married here. Raised kids here. (Lynnda, 38 years)
  • Too many to share. (Anonymous, 40 years)
  • Meeting my wife. (Tom, 43 years)
  • Going to school. (Cheryl, 45 years)
  • One time it rained. (Kristina, 84 years)
  • Growing up here before anyone knew about Moab. (TeriAnn)

Moab’s Future

How do you think Moab will change over the next 10 years?

  • More commercialization. (Graham, 6 months)
  • We’ll have to figure out how to balance a real functioning town with the growing tourism and private resort vibe. We’ll see how we do with that. (Anonymous, 6 months)
  • It will continue to grow. (Gina, 10 months)
  • More tourism. (Ami, 1 year)
  • Increase in tourist industry, there will be more hotels, and probably more big box stores. I sure hope we never get a Walmart. (Kari, 1 year)
  • There will be lots of more hotels, it will become more of a resort town and will have less local flair or places for local folks/service workers to live. (June, 1.5 years)
  • Grow substantially. (Mark, 2 years)
  • More retirement-oriented. (Richard, 2 years)
  • I think it’s going to be bigger. (Sierra, 2 years)
  • I’m hoping for slow growth! (Cleve, 3 years)
  • I hope it will have a better city planning. (Cindy, 3 years)
  • Sadly, it will not change for the better – real Moabites are dying or getting forgotten. (Gary, 4 years)
  • There will be more people and less housing. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • There will be more tourists and hotels, and a busy downtown. (Cindy, 6 years)
  • There will be more tourists. (Anonymous, 6 years)
  • Hopefully we will see economic diversification, outside of tourism, and jobs that can sustain the lives of year-round locals. Hopefully Moab can attract year-round industry. Probably though we will just see more hotels and more tourism-based minimum wage jobs. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • There will be more crime and more hotels. (Anonymous, 7 years)
  • I hope it will change backwards – to a simpler time. (Debbie, 8 years)
  • It will get crowded. (K, 10 years)
  • I can see it just growing into a big, expensive city that will be mostly ran off of tourist money- which is good, but a little scary to think about for the locals. (MLS, 12 years)
  • Gentrification. (Ed, 12 years)
  • By focusing purely on tourism, and not allowing any other industries to expand, it will become Park City or Vail. Very sad. (David, 15 years)
  • It will continue to grow, and the cost of living will continue to soar. (Arissa, 17 years)
  • It has exploded with visitors in the last 5 years and will continue to do so. Moab is/was a great place. (Gail, 17 years)
  • It will get worse. (Rhonda, 18 years)
  • Housing crisis and workforce crisis will increase. (Sarah, 21 years)
  • I think it will only get bigger and busier. (Makala, 21 years)
  • It will get more expensive and busy. (Shae, 26 years)
  • I think it is going to become like Park City or Vail and most of the employees are going to need to commute from areas far away. Unless the college actually does come. Then I think Spanish Valley will be developed with gas stations, restaurants, stores, housing, etc. and a night life will come and more opportunity to do things that aren’t necessarily outdoors. (Ashley, 28 years)
  • More people equates more housing. It’s becoming more like Park City. It will soon price the everyday person from ever owning a home within city limits. (Cris, 28 years)
  • It will expand, and the population will increase. (Allyssa, 30 years)
  • It will become so expensive to live here, that we will have to leave! (Jordy, 35 years)
  • That depends, on whether they raise the price to $70 a car, to get into the national parks. I think that will help from Moab growing increasingly more in the tourism industry. (Melisa, 35 years)
  • More people will discover the beauty of Moab. (Anonymous, 35 years)
  • People will move to Lasal and Thompson – out of a lack of housing. (Melissa, 36 years)
  • It will get busier. (Lynnda, 38 years)
  • It will just get busier and become more tourist orientated. (Kathy, 40 years)
  • The new Telluride. (Anonymous, 40 years)
  • It will get more crowded and expensive. (Tom, 43 years)
  • I hope it busts, but it will just get worse. (Shawn, 43 years)
  • It will grow. (Cheryl, 45 years)
  • The hotels will take over. (Kristina, 84 years)
  • It’s just going to get worse. (TeriAnn)

Moab Facts

Any other interesting facts about Moab?

  • There are too many petroglyphs to find. (Graham, 6 months)
  • Great art community. (Kari, 1 year)
  • I call it an island in the desert, because the next biggest town is over two hours away. Otherwise, it’s mostly desert. (June, 1.5 years)
  • Mel’s has been there for a long time! Love it! (Cleve, 3 years)
  • I love the diversity of the landscape and historical artifacts. (Cindy, 6 years)
  • It used to be a great place to be a teenager. (Debbie, 8 years)
  • Too, too many! It truly is a great place to live when you look at the all around about it. (MLS, 12 years)
  • It is the least Mormon town in the state! (Ed, 12 years)
  • The focus on the tourism industry as the sole source of income for our town is going to be the ruination of it. (David, 15 years)
  • There is no place anywhere else like it. (Arissa, 17 years)
  • Infrastructure needs help, such as – turn arrows on traffic lights, more restaurants, gas stations, another grocery store… but more hotel rooms and condos seem to be the current focus. (Gail, 17 years)
  • After 20 years of living here, there are still new places to explore. (Sarah, 21 years)
  • We have 2 national parks. (Shae, 26 years)
  • In the late 80’s…voted most beautiful landfill. (Cris, 28 years)
  • Many of the founding families are still living here. (Allyssa, 30 years)
  • Moab does not respect its history and has changed to accommodate current politics. (Jordy, 35 years)
  • Moab has a lot of beautiful sights to see that don’t include the national parks. (Melisa, 35 years)
  • When I first moved here, it was a small town. It still is with the caring of the residents about each other. (Kathy, 40 years)
  • It was established by mining. (Anonymous, 40 years)
  • We live above huge underground salt caverns. (Tom, 43 years)
  • Moab was a great place to grow up. (Shawn, 43 years)
  • This used to be the best little town, and I loved growing up here, now I want to move. (Cheryl, 45 years)
  • There is nowhere to live due to Airbnb..but you can sure live in a motel…we have a lot…! (TeriAnn)