Grand County Ghost Towns

The Moab area is dotted with numerous ghost towns - communities that came into existence due to mining, ranching, and transportation needs. The communities later depopulated due to changing economics, environment, and infrastructure. The Museum’s archives include a historic postcard that was delivered to the remote community of Miner’s Basin high in the La Sal Mountains in 1904 – join Museum staff to trace the postcard’s path through Grand County, while exploring the fascinating stories of several of the area's ghost towns.

Each Tuesday from mid-September through the end of October, Museum staff will be offering an in-gallery program on Grand County ghost towns that will last for half an hour. Grand County Ghost Towns features stories from the towns of Cisco, Dewey, Richardson, Castleton, and Miner's Basin.

Map of Grand County with a 1904 post card mailed to Miners Basin. Guests will trace this post card's path up to the now depopulated town during Grand County Ghost Towns – a weekly in-gallery program, Tuesdays at 11am.

Dates and Times

Program dates: Tuesdays at 11am

  • September 12th
  • September 19th
  • September 26th
  • October 3rd
  • October 10th
  • October 17th
  • October 24th
  • October 31st

Museum admission is required to attend. Admission is always free for current Moab Museum Members. 

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