Living in Moab

Moab is a former uranium boom town located four hours south of Salt Lake City and eight hours northwest of Albuquerque. It is a seasonal tourist town with a diverse population of about 10,000 people that sees up to a million visitors per year. Surrounded by 12,000-foot peaks, red-rock canyons, and the Colorado River, Moab is an outdoor recreation mecca.

Moab is also in the midst of wilderness. The nearest sizable town – Grand Junction, CO population 50,000 – is a 2 hour drive away. There is no regular public transportation; a bicycle or car is necessary to get around town.

Moab is in high desert country, with an elevation of 4,500 ft. Daytime highs range from below 30 degrees to above 110 degrees, with nighttime temperatures typically 20-30 degrees cooler. The town has dozens of restaurants, a movie theater, a bookstore, a natural-foods store, a high number of community organiztions, and all the basic services.

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