• Mt. Tukuhnikivatz, or Mt. Tuk, stands at 12482 ft , and that lenticular cloud around its peak means high winds. The mountain's name means 'Where the Sun Sets Last.'

  • Sunset over the Moab Rim--all natural, no additives.

  • Canyon Country was once home to dinosaurs, and their footprints are scattered throughout. These look like dinosaur bones, but they're just sandstone fragments.

  • You know spring has arrived when the claret cup blooms, with some plants displaying two dozen flowers.

  • Banana yucca in full bloom. Navajos and Hopis used to eat the fleshy fruit, either raw, roasted, or baked into small cakes.

  • Ed Abbey, famed author of the "Monkey Wrench Gang" and "Desert Solitaire," spent his summers writing at Pack Creek to escape the heat of Tucson. He's buried in a hidden location in the canyons beyond that rim in the distance.

  • The original Pack Creek Ranch was called the M4. Once a working cattle and dude ranch, it's still home to horses and goats, and its cabins offer overnight rentals.

  • Petroglyphs are plentiful in Canyon Country, but are in danger of modern defacement. This one is close to town.

  • Yes, there is a creek at Pack Creek. A stone's throw from the edit room, it runs all year long.




Moab is a small town of about 10,000. Sitting at an altitude of 4000’, it’s a four-season destination: Winters bring snow, but are mild, fall & Spring are exquisite, and the summers are hot, but dry.

Pack Creek is located about 15 miles south of town and at a 2000’ higher elevation, which means a welcome 8 degrees cooler come summer. Which is why writer and environmentalist Edward Abbey spent his summers at the Pack Creek Ranch instead of in Tucson, writing his seminal work Desert Solitaire.



The Ranch and its environs offer a variety of accommodations, from simple cabins to well-appointed homes. For rates and availability at Pack Creek, Call:

Moab Property Management    435 259 5955
Red Rock Management   435.259.5091 • 888.TRY.MOAB

Moab Information

For a complete list of Moab Reservation Services for Overnight Rentals of Apartments, Condos & Guesthouses





Moab is an outdoor paradise, a desert mecca for mountain biking, white-water rafting, jeeping and hiking.

Red Cliffs Lodge, overlooking the Colorado River in the shadow of monumental sandstone mesas, hosts business and educational conferences, and the Moab Music Festival has become a world-renowned event.

In town, Love Muffin Cafe and Eklectica Cafe offer great food. Come April, the town fills every one of its 2,000 hotel rooms with four-wheelers from all over the world for the annual Jeep Safari. We like to boast that we’re centrally located--6 hours from Vegas, 6 hours from Denver and 8 hours from Santa Fe!


Moab's scenery keeps drawing filmmakers back. Over 40 theatrical movies have been shot in and around the area, from Stagecoach to Thelma and Louise. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are just outside town, Monument Valley, made famous by John Ford, is less than 4 hours away, and surrounding the town are over a million acres of wilderness, parks, and BLM and National Forest lands.

The Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission, the oldest film commission in the country, keeps a database of local professionals and will accommodate permitting, location scouting, and special shooting requirements.

For more on Moab visit:

Moab Area Travel Council
Moab Happenings
Moab Tourist Information
City of Moab