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About Moab

With Arches National Park just outside the city limits, and Canyonlands National Park a short drive to the west, and the 12,000-foot La Sal Mountains, the Colorado River, and hundreds of square miles of red-rock cliffs surrounding it, Moab is a tourism Mecca for Southern Utah. It lies in Moab Valley, lined by thousand-foot-high sandstone cliffs, on the banks of the Colorado River. The valley extends for miles to the southeast where it ends at the feet of the La Sal Mountains. Beyond Moab, the valley is called Spanish Valley.

Moab was settled in 1855 by Mormon settlers, under the name of Elk Mountain Mission. This original settlement was abandoned after a fatal Indian raid five months later, and the permanent settlement was established in 1877. When Grand County was organized in 1890, Moab was designated the county seat. As of the 2010 census, 5,046 people live at Moab. U.S. Highway 191 serves the city, connecting to Interstate 70 to the north, and leading to Monticello to the south. Utah Highways 279 and 128 follow the Colorado River through its gorge to the southwest and northeast, respectively. Other minor roads lead into the mountains and surrounding country.

In the 1960s and 70s, Moab was a major Uranium mining capitol. Today, recreation is the hub of Moab’s economy. The elevation is 3,960 feet near the river, and the city extends up the valley to about 4,700 feet, and possibly higher in the surrounding hills.

For More Information:
See Moab’s official site at www.moabcity.org, and Wikipedia’s Moab, Utah article.

Street Index

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Andrea Court
Angel Rock Road
Arroyo Road
Boulder Street
Bowling Alley Lane
Butte Avenue
Cactus Road
Carlos Court
Center Street
Chinle Avenue
Cliffview Drive
Dogwood Avenue
Emma Blvd
Fifth West Street
First East Street
First North Street
First South Street
First West Street
Fourth East Street
Fourth North Street
Francis Drive
Hale Avenue
Hance Road
Hobbs Street
Jackson Street
Juan Court
Kane Circle
Lemon Lane
Locust Lane
Main Street
Marcus Court
Maxine Avenue
McCormick Blvd
McGill Blvd
Mi Vida Drive
Millcreek Drive
Moenkopi Drive
Nichols Lane
Opal Street
Overlook Road
Palisade Drive
Park Avenue
Park Drive
Park Lane
Park Road
Red Cliff Road
Resource Boulevard
Rosalie Court
Rosetree Lane
Sage Street
San Jose Road
Second East Street
Second North Street
Second South Street
Spanish Trail Arena
Spanish Trail Road
State Highway 128
Stocks Drive
Sundial Drive
Sunshine Circle
Taylor Avenue
Terrace Drive
Third East Street
Third North Street
Third South Street
Uranium Avenue
Walnut Lane
Westwood Avenue
Williams Way
Wingate Avenue

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