Moab Springs Ranch
The Ranch is perfectly located at 1266 North Main Street (US Highway 191) at the north end of town, very close to the Colorado River, La Sal Mountains, and Arches National Park. All restaurants, shops, stores, and services of central downtown Moab are one to two miles away. The Atomic Café and Lounge (our favorite hip Moab eatery and Bar) is a short stroll away. A safe paved bike path connects the Ranch to Town as well as an extensive network of road and mountain bike trails in every direction. Out the back door is the Slickrock Mesa wilderness. At Moab Springs Ranch you aren’t close to the landscape, you are in it.
Living History at Moab Springs Ranch
The Ranch is the oldest continuous settlement in Moab. Before settlers the copious springs watered the crops of ancestral Fremont Culture First Americans. Later, the Elk Mountain Band of the Ute Nation lived here. In the very early 1800’s, the Spanish Trail, linking Santa Fe to California, passed through the site. In the 1880’s, Moab’s first permanent non-native settler, William Grandstaff, built stone cabins here. In the 1890’s, a larger brick home, our National Historic Register Ranch House, was constructed of locally fired brick by Moab’s Taylor family. Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch camped here after robbing the San Miguel Bank in Colorado. Robert and Ethel Kennedy honeymooned in the Ranch House. Moab locals can share tales of love and loss – and rumors of hauntings – connected with the old Ranch.
Now it’s your turn! We have preserved the historic buildings, nurtured the grove of cottonwood trees, and have renewed the Ranch’s commitment to permaculture and sustainability.