Moab Area Real Estate Magazine–November/December 2022

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Cultivating a healthy business Castle Valley entrepreneur creates line of natural skincare products

Inside… The area’s most complete real estate listings | Re-discovering the Old Spanish Trail

Mill Creek Oasis MLS#1841726 | $3,270,000 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (See page 4)

An Unparalleled Experience of Discovery and Respite MLS#1850344 | $1,521,000 Summit Sotheby’s International Realty (See page 20)

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Table of Contents

NOVEMBER–DECEMBER 2022

Features: 14 30 46

Re-discovering the Old Spanish Trail Cultivating a healthy business: Belle Tige Directory of local information

Real Estate Listings:

4 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 20 Summit Sotheby’s International Realty 26 Presidio Anasazi Realty Moab 34 Moab Premier Properties 38 Arches Real Estate Group 47 Moab Realty

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Publisher, Editor: Andrew Mirrington Graphic design: Kristal Franklin Advertising sales: Andrew Mirrington Contributors: Rachel Fixsen, Sharon Sullivan Photographer: Murice D. Miller Contributing editor: Julia Myers Proofreader: John Mirrington Distribution: Hand & Heart Services Bookkeeping: Joanna Mirrington, Collette Coronella Printing: Publication Printers Moab Area Real Estate Magazine is published by AJM Media, LLC P.O. Box 1328, Moab, UT 84532 • (303) 817-7569 andrewmirrington@gmail.com Top: Metal silhouettes of mules and horses indicate the route of the Old Spanish Trail near the historic Courthouse Rock waypoint north of Moab. [Photo by Andrew Mirrington]

Bottom: Katrina Gillette selling her Castle Valley-based skincare line, Belle Tige, at a market in Palisade, Colorado. [Photo by Sharon Sullivan] Magazine front cover: Belle Tige owner Katrina Gillette, and daughter Jo, harvesting rose hips in their Castle Valley garden in late October. [Photo by Murice D. Miller]

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M OAB

INTEGRITY. TRUST. SERVICE.

R E A L E STAT E

MILL CREEK OASIS

1435 Powerhouse Lane STUNNING ACREAGE | 20.69 AC $3,270,000 | MLS 1841726

50 East Center Street, Moab, Utah

This extraordinary property rises from the peaceful sounds of the cascading stream to a crowning series of peaks and rock formations that offer incredible views of surrounding Moab. This 20+-acre desert oasis is uniquely situated at the mouth of Moab’s crown jewel, the national park-worthy Mill Creek Canyon. Rachel Moody (435) 260-8245 / Nikole Andersen (801) 750-5280

(435) 260-8240 / 50 East Center Street, Moab, Utah ©2022 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Equal Housing Opportunity. Information not verified or guaranteed.


SLICK, MODERN COMFORT

FUNCTION AND ELEGANCE

Set under the iconic Matterhorn, this contemporary beauty was meticulously designed to appease the sophisticated eye. Simple, yet elegant with seamless integration into the red rock viewscape with exceptional outdoor space. Twelve-foot ceilings throughout. Rachel Moody (435) 260-8245

From top to bottom this home offers you the functional space we all crave and the elegance we all desire. The chef’s kitchen is sure to impress with dual wall oven, granite counter tops, overly generous workspace, and high-top bar seating. Exceptional 3 car garage and 3 bay shop. Rachel Moody (435) 260-8245

2209 Salida Del Sol, Moab 3 BD | 3 BA | 2,380 SF | 0.33 AC $1,395,000 | MLS 1840943

4353 Blu Vista Drive 4 BD | 3.5 BA | 3,060 SF | .50 AC $1,365,000 | MLS 1835018

RELAXATION & EXTRAVAGANCE

ESCAPE TO ENTRADA!

CREEK-SIDE SETTING

R3 Casita will have you at hello with every high end luxury upgrade you can imagine. R3 comes completely furnished and is booked regularly. Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

Located within blocks of Moab’s downtown and a quick drive to some of Moab’s most famous trails, yet feels private and tucked away. Suzanna Feuz (435) 260-7634 Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

With enormous Cottonwood trees and ample privacy, this welcoming brick rambler is ready for you to move in and relax. A one level floor plan offers a spacious living area. Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

1261 N Rubicon Trail #R3 2 BD | 2.5 BA | 1,532 SF | .12 AC $1,300,000 | MLS 1807620

434 North 600 West 4 BD | 3 BA | 2,265 SF | .04 AC $1,050,000 | MLS 1800794

125 Arbor Drive 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,646 SF | .50 AC $875,000 | MLS 1838304

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RIM VILLAGE TOWNHOME E1

RIM VILLAGE TOWNHOME F1

Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

Nikole Andersen (801) 750-5280 / Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

RIM VILLAGE TOWNHOME S2

OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS!

Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240 / Nikole Andersen (801) 750-5280

Keith Brooks (435) 260-0032 / Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

HISTORIC MOAB

MOAB RETROGRADE!

Jessiqua Zufelt (435) 210-1171

Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

3686 S Spanish Valley Drive 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,573 SF $850,000 | MLS 1817045

3686 S Spanish Valley Drive 3 BD | 3 BA | 1,551 SF $785,000 | MLS 1828506

189 East 200 North 4 BD | 2 BA | 2,742 SF | .15 AC $745,000 | MLS 1820599

3686 S Spanish Valley Drive 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,573 SF $845,000 | MLS 1836879

1053 W 400 N - Industrial Zoning with Shop Space 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,782 SF | 1.16 AC $750,000 | MLS 1840654

477 Nichols Lane 3 BD | 3 BA | 2,238 SF | .24 AC $745,000 | MLS 1811769

(435) 260-8240 / 50 East Center Street, Moab, Utah ©2022 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Equal Housing Opportunity. Information not verified or guaranteed.


NEW L ISTING RELAXATION AND EXTRAVAGANCE

ESCAPE TO ENTRADA!

1261 N Rubicon Trail #R3 2 BD | 2.5 BA | 1,532 SF | .12 AC $1,300,000 | MLS 1807620

KANE CREEK CONOMINIUMS

A short walk to downtown Moab and minutes to all that Moab has to offer. Kane Creek Condominiums sits on over two acres located at the base of the Moab Rim. Each residence offers stunning views of towering red rock cliffs and the expansive Moab Valley with sights of Arches National Park, Swiss Cheese Ridge, and the La Sal Mountains. Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

NEW LISTING

443 Kane Creek Blvd B110 1 BD | 1 BA | 608 SF | $315,000 B103 Studio | 1 BA | 500 SF | $299,000

434 North 600 West 4 BD | 3 BA | 2,265 SF $1,050,000 | MLS 1800794

MURPHY FLATS

1187 S Murphy Lane 1-2 BD | 1 BA | 430+ SF 10 UNITS | $260,000+ Offered exclusively to Grand County actively employed Buyers. These new construction condominiums are designed for adventure and intentional living. Situated less than two miles from the center of Moab, Murphy Flats gives owners space to store gear and rest up between adventures. Enjoy access to the community garden, fire pit, and dog park! Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240 www.MurphyFlats.com

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SUNNY RIM VISTA!

THE PERFECT GETAWAY!

Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

ESCAPE TO THE TREES

SIMPLY CASTLE VALLEY

Nikole Andersen (801) 750-5280 / Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

Nikole Andersen (801) 750-5280 / Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

3764 Prickly Pear Circle #2A-1 3 BD | 2.5 BA | 1,520 SF | .05 AC $695,000 | MLS 1827776

300 Holyoak Lane, Castle Valley 3 BD | 1 BA | 1,707 SF | 4.62 AC $639,000 | MLS 1833651

943 South Rowena Court 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,606 SF | .23 AC $625,000 | MLS 1817160

198 Shafer Lane, Castle Valley 3 BD | 1.5 BA | 1,344 SF | 5 AC $575,000 | MLS 1824592

NEW L I STI N G

MILLION DOLLAR VIEW

32 N Mountain View Drive 2 CABINS 1 BD | 3 BA | 4.33 AC $479,000 | MLS 1845610 Two partially completed cabins situated at the edge of paradise. A must see property ready for you to finish to your desired taste. Reina Every (435) 260-1542

(435) 260-8240 / 50 East Center Street, Moab, Utah ©2022 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Equal Housing Opportunity. Information not verified or guaranteed.


MLS 1845590 MLS 1845590

MOAB’S GATEWAY!

HIGH DESERT MASTERPIECE

SUBLIME CASTLE VALLEY

245 & 257 W North MiVida Drive | .55 AC $975,000 | MLS 1809721

1092 North Kayenta Drive | 2.5 AC $790,000 | MLS 1835322

432 N Rimrock Lane | 4.9 AC | $355,000

Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

Jessiqua Zufelt (435) 210-1171 Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

CASTLE VALLEY VIEWS

PACK CREEK ESTATE SITE

PORTAL RV RESORT

439 Castle Valley Drive | 4.88 AC $349,000 | MLS 1824479

525 E Pack Creek Road | 11.18 AC $349,000 | MLS 1657922

Lot M17 $295,000 | MLS 1808245 Lot M19 $275,000 | MLS 1809404

Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

Nikole Andersen (801) 750-5280

Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

MLS 1735439/1735441

WHITE HORSE 33 4122 Lipizzan Jump | .50 AC $249,000 | MLS 1838551

Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

BRUMLEY RIDGE RANCH

VIEWS NESTLED IN SANDSTONE

$235,000 per lot | 3.59 AC - 5.43 AC

117 Flat Iron Mesa Road | 7.26 AC $199,999 | MLS 1827505

Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240 Nikole Andersen (801) 750-5280

Nikole Andersen (801) 750-5280

NEW LISTING! MLS 1845081

CABIN LOT – PEAK VIEWS

MOUNTAIN RANCHETTE!

BIG ABAJO VIEWS – 10 LOTS

10 N Hoolihan Road | 7 AC $168,000 | MLS 1702713

142 N Coyote Lane | 9.7 AC | $149,000

Elk Meadows Lots | 6 - 8 AC | $64 K-$79 K

Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

Jessiqua Zufelt (435) 210-1171 Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

Nikole Andersen (801) 750-5280 Rachel Moody Team (435) 260-8240

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NEW L ISTING ARCHITECTURAL ARTISTRY 388 Castle Creek Lane, Castle Valley 3 BD | 3.5 BA | 5,300 SF | 5.76 AC $2,900,000 | MLS 1706284

NEW L ISTIN G STUNNING SOLITUDE

3505 Juniper Drive 2 BD | 2 BA | 1,380 SF | 2.36 AC $1,500,000 | MLS 1848188 This gorgeous property boasts incredible 360-degree vistas from Moab’s vivid red rims to the La Sal mountains. Enjoy all the benefits of Rural Residential zoning, with room for equine friends. You may also add a modern casita (up to 1000 SF) for your special guests to share in the enjoyment of this quiet reprieve near the private mesa top. Kim Kirks (435) 369-9184

Exquisite home in Castle Valley. Peaceful and private, this property is an inspiring and comfortable haven. The exterior of this home is meant to blend in with the gorgeous surroundings while the inside delights with endless artistic touches. Spectacular views from every room. Angela Houghton (435) 260-0700

(435) 259-0150 / 50 East Center Street, Moab, Utah ©2022 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Equal Housing Opportunity. Information not verified or guaranteed.


PRIVACY AND VIEWS

CONTEMPORARY HOME

Enjoy quiet, country living in this energy-efficient designed home. Plenty of space for a barndominium for your guests or a toy barn to house all-terrain vehicles and equipment or subdivide the land. So many possibilities! Lynda Diem (435) 260-9244 / Kim Kirks (801) 369-9184

Airy and light contemporary home with high vaulted ceilings, arched doorways and thoughtfully placed oversized windows bringing in views of the LaSal mountains and Moab rim. Modern kitchen overlooks the bar seating area and adjoining great room with gas fireplace. Lynda Diem (435) 260-9244 Owner/Agent

VIEWS, TOY STORAGE, IMMACULATE!

MOAB OVERNIGHT RENTAL

Modern kitchen with granite countertops, tile backsplash and bar seating overlooking the dining and living room; creating a central gathering place in the home. An inviting and private breakfast nook with big views borders the kitchen. Unforgettable views! Lynda Diem (435) 260-9244

Need a Moab Base? Need some revenue off that base? This fully furnished Redcliff Condominium may be the perfect spot for you. Ground level, provides quick access. Oversized master with ensuite bath. Pool and spa to escape the heat... or just relax. Lynda Diem (435) 260-9244

4100 East Easy Street 2 BD | 2 BA | 1,524 SF | 5.03 AC $1,150,000 | MLS 1809016

4065 Mountain Court 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,846 SF | 1.0 AC $964,000 | MLS 1814344

529 Doc Allen Drive, Moab 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,768 SF | 0.20 AC $815,000 | MLS 1842332

2511 Redcliff Road Unit E 1-A 3BD | 2BA | 1,384SF $550,000 | MLS 1809977

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NEW L ISTING

CLEAN, BRIGHT, 360° VIEWS

MOVE-IN READY!

Angela Houghton (435) 260-0700 / Nikole Andersen (801) 750-5280

Janet Thomas (435) 760-0316 / Nikole Andersen (801) 750-5280

SPACIOUS MONTICELLO HOME

DARLING BLANDING HOME

Nikole Andersen (801) 750-5280 / Janet Thomas (435) 760-0316

Nikole Andersen (801) 750-5280 / Janet Thomas (435) 760-0316

RARE, CENTRALIZED LOT

HUGE LASAL & RIM VIEWS

Kim Kirks (801) 369-9184

Lynda Diem (435) 260-9244

86 Velcar Court 3 BD | 2 BA | 2,058 SF | 1.03 AC $749,000 | MLS 1817038

80 South 200 East, Monticello 4 BD | 3 BA | 2,834 SF | .19 AC $455,000 | MLS 1826878

465 McKay Place 0.26 AC $199,000 | MLS 1843749

196 West 200 South, Monticello 3 BD | 2 BA | 2,477 SF | .30 AC $535,000 | MLS 1845529

390 West 400 South, Blanding 4 BD | 1.5 BA | 1,808 SF | .26 AC $225,000 | MLS 1821732

3278 E Brooks Drive Vacant Land | 0.21 AC $165,000 | MLS 1790763

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Re-discovering the

Old Spanish Trail A RUGGED TRAIL FROM SANTE FE TO CALIFORNIA LED TRAVELERS THROUGH THE MOAB AREA NEARLY 200 YEARS AGO

Written by Rachel Fixsen

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OAB’S MILL CREEK PARKWAY PROVIDES A QUIET, OFF-STREET PATH THROUGH THE CITY, FREQUENTLY CROSSING BRIDGES OVER ITS NAMESAKE WATERWAY. CYCLISTS, PEDESTRIANS, DOG-WALKERS AND PARENTS WITH STROLLERS ALL USE THE PAVED TRAIL TO GET ACROSS TOWN OR JUST TO GET A LITTLE EXERCISE. BUT A COUPLE

OF CENTURIES EARLIER, A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRAVELER FOLLOWED THE SAME PATH: PACK MULE TRAINS CARRYING GOODS FOR TRADE ON THE OLD SPANISH TRAIL, A RUGGED, ROUGHLY 2,700 MILE ROUTE, BETWEEN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

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“Armijo Setting Up Camp” by artist Larry Eifert, depicting one of explorer Antonio Armijo’s temporary camps along the Old Spanish Trail [Courtesy Larry Eifert]

However, when Congress designated the route a National Historic Trail in 2002, to be jointly administered by the BLM and the National Park Service, officials determined a “period of significance” between 1829 and 1848, and set out to locate trail landmarks and evidence of travel. Visitors today can revisit sections and waypoints on the old trail and imagine what the journey was like in the 19th century. Many important and interesting points of the trail are in today’s southeastern Utah.

An arduous trade route

Installed by the Canyonlands Backcountry Horsemen, metal silhouettes representing Old Spanish Trail travelers are seen in the northern San Rafael Swell near Castle Dale, Utah. [Photo by Dean Krakel/Courtesy of Visit Utah]

“That whole path is right along the Old Spanish Trail,” says Rob Sweeten, Bureau of Land Management administrator for the Old Spanish National Historic Trail, of the route that was for many years the only way to get to the west coast from what is today Utah. “You’re right on the old road, which is basically the Old Spanish Trail.”

Sweeten uses the qualifier “basically” because the trail can be tricky to trace. It intermittently follows other trails; it branches and diverges, sometimes by hundreds of miles; and it was not a constructed and maintained trail, but rather a route guided by landmarks and one that sometimes shifted with conditions in weather, terrain, and travelers’ objectives.

The route got its name from an 1844 expedition led by John C. Fremont and guided by Kit Carson on a mission for the U.S. Topographical Corps. In his report, Fremont noted that the trail had already been in use for about 15 years, and referred to it as the “Old Spanish Trail.” The earliest known route that linked California and New Mexico was blazed by Antonio Armijo in 1829. The southwestern region of the United States was part of Mexico at that time, and the new route allowed the provinces to trade hand-woven woolen goods from New Mexico for horses and mules, which were plentiful in California. Armijo incorporated trails and directions from previous explorers and was able to complete the journey, but it was a grueling trip. “That one is crazy,” Sweeten says of the Armijo route, which traverses through present-day northern Arizona. Conflicts with Native American tribes also made this route prob-

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A map showing the various routes of the Old Spanish Trail. [Courtesy of Old Spanish Trail Association]

lematic for Mexican traders. A more northern route – the branch that passes through present-day Moab – was established in 1831. The journey was also notoriously difficult. The last known person to keep a journal while traveling the trail was Oliver Pratt, who undertook a mission from the U.S. War Department in 1848. On the first day of the trip, he wrote about mules escaping, and unsuccessful attempts to retrieve them. Later entries document miserably long days in rough conditions. A Sept. 13 entry reports, “Started at daylight this morning and after travelling about 15 miles through a cold and heavy rain we began descending one of the longest and steepest mountains yet passed over. After reaching the bottom, the scenery in the valley was the most rugged and sublime I ever beheld.” While a modern journey across the Southwest by air can be made in a couple of hours each way, a trade caravan historically would make one round-trip in a year, leaving New Mexico in late fall to cross the desert in the rainier winter season, ensuring water availability, and departing from California in mid-spring to take advantage of snow-melt for the crossing.

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Rob Sweeten, Bureau of Land Management administrator for the Old Spanish National Historic Trail, on the Old Spanish Trail in Iron County, next to a cross believed to have been etched into the rock by early travelers of the trail. [Courtesy Rob Sweeten]

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The trail was also used for military expeditions, surveying expeditions, and for illicit purposes: bandits stole horses or kidnapped Indigenous people to trade as slaves. In 2016, members of a California chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen set out to follow as much of the trail as they could “in the spirit of” the horse and mule riders of the past. Some of the trail is now on private land, or has been paved into highways, so the group couldn’t ride all of it, but they were able to traverse some beautiful and challenging sections. Stephen Schultz, president of the Canyonlands chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen, participated in sections of the ride in Grand and San Juan counties in 2017. He said this area is unique in that there are few practical travel corridors through the landscape, narrowing the trail into identifiable choke points, for example, at the Colorado River crossing. Schultz remembers seeing very clearly how Old Spanish Trail pack trains navigated by “pilot rocks”: geographic features that marked the route. “Kind of like the North Star,” Schultz says. The horsemen and women in 2016 had support vehicles, modern camping equipment, and GPS, creating a very different experience


“THE WHOLE MILL CREEK PARKWAY IS RIGHT ALONG THE OLD SPANISH TRAIL.” —Rob Sweeten, Bureau of Land Management administrator for the Old Spanish National Historic Trail

than that of travelers in the 1800s. Still, the trip was an adventure, and gave valuable insight to the BLM in locating the trail. New Mexico and California were both annexed to the United States as a result of the Mexican-American War, which ended in 1848. The Old Spanish Trail gradually fell out of use in the following years, as travelers began to use easier routes to the north and south, suitable for wagons, to traverse the country between the east and west.

Moab’s Mill Creek Parkway closely follows the original route of the Old Spanish Trail. [Photo by Murice D. Miller]

Tracing the trail

Sweeten is leading an effort to create the Old Spanish National Historic Trail app, which users can download for interpretive information along the entire trail through multiple states. Interactive maps, downloadable by county, have points of interest and trailheads marked. Users can click to read background information and see photos of things like inscriptions, artifacts or landmarks. “The trail wasn’t actually a physical trail,” explains Dennis Brown, a trustee for the Moab Museum who wrote a travel guide for the Moab area section of the Old Spanish Trail, incorporating the journal of Oliver Pratt. “They used landmarks [like] the La Sal mountains to find their way across the Colorado River.” Identifying and gathering information on these landmarks and other sites included in the app took a lot of research and ground truthing. The Backcountry Horsemen were able to provide data from their ride on what was the most likely passage through certain sections. Researchers also surveyed for artifacts or trail traces—visible old paths on the landscape—and compared journal descriptions and sketches from the past to the terrain. For example, sketches of Head Rock and Idol Rock in Emery County, made by geologist Richard Kern while he was a member of the 1853

Stephen Schultz, president of the Canyonlands chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen, and his horse, Autumn Moon, investigating the Old Spanish Trail silhouettes near Moab. [Photo courtesy of Stephen Schultz]

Moab Museum’s Becky Thomas shares information about the the Old Spanish Trail with John Hedrick of San Diego. [Photo by Murice D. Miller] MOAB AREA REAL ESTATE MAGAZINE November–December 2022

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Metal horse and burro silhouettes are seen at sunset near Courthouse Rock outside of Moab, an important waypoint and spring for Old Spanish Trail travelers, [Photo by Andrew Mirrington]

Gunnison expedition, helped modern researchers identify those geologic landmarks and verify the location of the route. (Captain John W. Gunnison’s expedition traveled on parts of the Old Spanish Trail searching for a railroad route.) “In the cultural surveys, one of the things that really helps is military equipment dated to particular years,” Sweeten says. Finding military-issue items or cans from meal rations that are stamped with a date or known to be associated with a certain year or time period helps tie a location to a particular expedition identified in dated journals. Most of that survey work is complete and the BLM is working on publishing the map segments. The Emery County map is available now, and includes areas like the equestrian hiking trail along Green River Gap and various inscriptions and points of interest along Cottonwood Wash. The Grand County section of the map will be available in the coming months; the maps can be found in the free ArcGIS Field Maps app.

Notable points

Several points in the Moab area are known to have been important parts of the Old Spanish Trail. Looking Glass Rock, for example, served as a telltale landmark. The feature is popular today for its unique beauty, and for a climbing

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route that leads to a rappel through an arch were used again and again. The springs at in the rock. According to a National Park Ser- Moab’s Old City Park served as a water stop and vice feasibility study examining features of the campsite. Courthouse Rock, north of Moab, Old Spanish Trail: “Near Looking Glass Rock, offered the next available water source after several segments of the dugout wagon road the Colorado River, and was a reliable campsite during the trail’s heyday – have been documented… and it’s still a campground The roadbed is cut into “THE SCENERY IN today. The Backcountry the sandstone bedrock on THE VALLEY WAS Horsemen have installed its uphill side and is built silhouette sculptures of up with dry-laid sandTHE MOST horses, riders and mules at stone masonry on the Courthouse Rock and other downslope side.” RUGGED AND notable locations around While the Old Spanish SUBLIME I EVER the West, to remind visTrail itself was not a wagon itors of the old trail and route, sections of it were BEHELD.” help them imagine earlier later developed for wagon —Oliver Pratt, on an Old Spanish use, leaving more evident days. Schultz says there are Trail mission from the traces today. Another secaround a dozen sculpture U.S. War Department in 1848 tion where these traces sites in Utah. remain is along Highway Even on a drive through 191 near a roadside stop called Hole N the town, the trail’s significance in Moab is seen in Rock, south of Moab. Along the east side of the street names like “Spanish Trail Road” and the highway, traces of wagon tracks and dugways “Old Spanish Trail Arena.” The Moab Museum is a certified site in the are discernable; along the west side, built-up road beds are traces of the old highway that administration of the Old Spanish National Hisfollowed a similar route. Before the wagons or toric Trail, and has a map display of its main the cars, pack mule trains followed the same branches. Visit the museum or download the BLM’s app to explore the region through the general track. Water sources were, of course, critical on lens of the arduous pack mule route that facilithe Old Spanish Trail, and campsites with water tated trade and transport in days past. n

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BEST V IEW IN SOUTHER N UTA H 639 Spotlight Hollow Road, Moab, Utah 5 BD | 5 BA | 5,835 SF | $7,500,000

Watch the sunrise over Arches National Park and Castle Valley from this custom western red cedar log home atop Willow Basin, in the La Sal Mountains.

OW N YOU R OW N SLICE OF HEAV EN 877 Gateway Road, Moab, Utah 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,736 SF | $1,200,000

Enjoy sunrises and sunsets from your covered porch on this meticulously constructed and immaculately maintained home. Seize this rare opportunity

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Overnight rental properties. SU PER B ATTENTION TO DETAIL 3372 S Village Loop, Moab, Utah 4 BD | 4 BA | 2,100 SF | 0.14 AC | $1,387,000

VACATION R ENTA L AT ENTR A DA 652 West 470 North, Moab, Utah

Highly Successful Short Term Rental

4 BD | 3 BA | 2,265 SF | 0.03 AC | $1,300,000

Fully Furnished Corner Unit

Located in the Overnight Accommodation Overlay

Located on a Quiet Street with a Large Patio

LARGE SINGLE FAMILY HOME VACATION RENTAL 42 W Troutt Trail, Moab, Utah 3 BD | 4 BA | 3,250 SF | 1 AC | $1,200,000

VACATION R ENTA L AT ENTR A DA 665 West 470 North, Moab, Utah 4 BD | 3 BA | 2,265 SF | 0.04 AC | $975,000

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Service that's as elevated as your standards. SW EEPING V IEWS OF THE MOA B RIM 3101 Cedar Hills Lane, Moab, Utah 2 BD | 2 BA | 2,632 SF | 0.82 AC | $815,000

Elevated lot with sweeping views of the iconic Moab Rim and the La Sal Mountains. Completely remodeled with granite countertops, new cabinets, lighting and more.

LU XU RY TOW NHOME IN DOW NTOW N MOA B 246 East 200 South, #2, Moab, Utah 3 BD | 3 BA | 1,948 SF | $750,000

Take advantage of this rare opportunity just two blocks from Moab's Main Street. Shop, dine, and enjoy your evenings soaking in the hot tub.

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Imagine an agent relationship that appreciates in value. PER FECTLY SITUATED WITH V IEWS 4381 Blu Vista Drive, Moab, Utah 4 BD | 2 BA | 2,165 SF | $1,150,000

This home was built in 2018, designed with clean, crisp, and comfortable style and is perfectly situated to view the beautiful red rocks and the La Sal mountains.

TUCKED AWAY, QUIET HOME 1196 Murphy Lane, Moab, Utah 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,493 SF | $720,000

This quiet home is a great place to relax after a long day. Enjoy spacious living areas, a bar/lounge space and backyard oasis. Great home with tons of extras!

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3340 E Arena Roja, Moab, Utah 4 BD | 2 BA | 1,885 SF | $778,000

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3 Bed / 2 Bath / 1410 sq.ft. / Moab MLS#1834945 / $565,000 CALL SUE – 435-260-8090

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TRAILER PARK & HOME in Green River on 1.22 acres of land with 3 rented mobile home spaces plus a primary residence to occupy by an owner or rent out as well. $275,000. (#1817908)

NIGHTLY RENTAL COZY CABIN located only 45 minutes from Moab on 1.16 acres. This 4 level cabin offers 4B/4B, & is 1,516 sq.ft. with tons of parking & a large, detached garage. Beautifully decorated with all the comforts of home. $489,000. (#1844137)

NIGHTLY RENTAL, POOL SIDE on ground floor. 3B/2B, 1384 sq.ft. custom painted & full furnished. TURNKEY: all furnishings & electronics, bedding, dishes come with the unit to start your stay off right. $525,000. (#1800117)

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TURNKEY NIGHTLY RENTAL with beautiful & unique features. Very popular townhome with a southwest flair. Soaring ceilings, large windows & custom hand pained fireplace add extra ambiance. Furnishings are included in the sale. $850,000. (#1817076)

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“Belle Tige” With help from her family and her Castle Valley garden, an entrepreneur creates line of natural skincare products Written by Sharon Sullivan Photography by Murice D. Miller

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rom a small glass vial, Castle Valley resident Katrina Gillette squirts a dime-sized amount of Honey Balm Serum onto the palm of a woman who spreads the moisturizer evenly across her face. She says she likes its smooth, clean, non-greasy feel and ends up purchasing the product. It’s October, and Gillette is touting her line of natural skincare products at the Palisade Farmers Market in western Colorado.


Katrina Gillette selling her Castle Valley-based skincare line, Belle Tige, at a farmers market in Palisade, Colorado. [Photo by Sharon Sullivan]

Gillette commutes weekly from her Utah home to Colorado’s Grand Valley to set up a booth at the Sunday market that runs from June to October. She has found a thriving customer base here for her organic Bella Tige Artisan Skin Care products. The vendor next to her, Sydney Garvey, owner of Garvey’s Gardens, sells the flowers she grows on her East Orchard Mesa flower farm. The two female entrepreneurs say it was a serendipitous stroke of good luck that their two businesses ended up being side-by-side. “All her products are handmade, some infused from her roses,” Garvey explains about Gillette. “Her products work amazingly well for my very dry farmer’s hands,” says Garvey. In Moab, the Moonflower Community Cooperative, a natural foods store, and Moab Made, a shop that specializes in locally-crafted items, also sell Belle Tige skincare products. Moonflower’s personal care department manager, Janis Adkins, says Gillette’s creations “sell

like crazy,” and that she doesn’t have to try and sell them, because they sell themselves. “People love it; it works; it makes people feel beautiful,” Adkins says.

An Aleut descendent

Gillette, 40, was raised by a great-aunt and great-uncle on a 35-acre farm in Ontario, Oregon after her then-17-year-old mother dropped her off and didn’t return for two years. Though Gillette spent six months with her mother when she was 5, she ended up going back to her great-aunt and great-uncle’s home where she lived until she was 16. After her aunt suffered a stroke, Gillette moved to Seattle. Her great-aunt and great-uncle, who passed away when she was a teenager, had always encouraged their adopted daughter to get an education, telling her that “it will take you places in the world.” In Seattle, Gillette earned her GED, and attended community college before moving to Ft. Collins, Colorado to MOAB AREA REAL ESTATE MAGAZINE November–December 2022

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Katrina Gillette with husband Franz Tassilo Thoma, son Chauncey and daughter Jo.

attend Colorado State University, where she completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural science, and eventually a Ph.D. in horticulture. Gillette is a descendant of the Aleut Native Alaskan tribe. Her mother’s grandparents met each other at an Alaskan boarding school for Native American children. Gillette attended graduate school with the help of a scholarship from The Aleut Foundation, a private foundation that helps Aleut people and their descendants to “further their education, career, and cultural connectedness.” She was also awarded a scholarship from Native Women in Science to pursue her Ph.D. program. Shortly after giving birth to her son, Gillette began her post-doctorate work as a scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Iowa. Her husband, Franz Tassilo Thoma – whom she met in college – took care of their son while she worked. “I was career-oriented; my husband was a stay-at-home dad,” she says. “I’d always worked. I planned to be a working mom.” For two years Gillette labored measuring greenhouse gas emissions from golf courses for the USDA, and had a second job leading a Native American Women’s Circle, a student outreach program at the college. While she excelled at her government job, publishing five scholarly papers, Gillette felt something was missing. Across the

street from her workplace was a horse stable she’d visit during breaks. She recalled the horses she used to ride at her great-aunt and great-uncle’s farm. She wanted to spend more time outdoors and felt like she was missing too much of her young son’s growth by working outside the home. A short time later, a Utah friend told Gillette and Thoma about a house for sale in Castle Valley. The property included an orchard, vineyard and a mature rose garden. “My first memory (after arriving in Castle Valley) was putting my child in one of the trees in the orchard – I felt like the tree was holding him,” Gillette recalls. The couple purchased the property; she quit her job; and the family moved to Castle Valley a year later, in 2016.


“Beautiful Stem”

Gillette had begun searching for good, pure skincare products after moving from Oregon to Colorado’s more arid climate. In Iowa, she began researching ingredients and experimenting with making her own skincare items. Finding that most skincare moisturizers contain chemicals like paraben and sulfites – fossil fuel-derived preservatives that prolong a product’s shelf life – Gillette began experimenting with herbs, aloe vera, essential oils, and honey. Honey is known for its probiotic properties that are good for the skin – “It’s food for the skin,” Gillette says. She also uses rose petals and rosehips, calendula, and elderberry grown at her Castle Valley property. When water tops the list of ingredients in a cosmetic product, Gillette says that’s a sign there are “cheap fillers, binders” that make the water and oils combine. Gillette said her education, and experience working in labs, has helped her understand the chemistry of skincare products and what they can do to the body. In 2017, Gillette began turning her craft into a business – Belle Tige – by selling her products at Moab shops and online. She added the Palisade Farmers Market in fall 2020. The business really just started taking off this past year, she says. Gillette also teaches part-time at the Moab Charter School and also manages a rental property. The family turned the old well-house on their Castle Valley property into a workshop where Gillette works mixing the ingredients together. She also does the bottling and labeling, and prepares the products for shipping. Her 8-year-old son Chauncey sometimes likes to help clean and label bottles.

Katrina and daughter Jo harvest mullein, a natural decongestant, from their garden in October.

While the Honey Balm Serum is the “star” product, she says, (honey is an ancient form of skincare and was used by Egyptians for healing) Gillette also makes a Sweet Rose Cream, a heavier, creamier rose-petal-infused product for the face and body. Her other products include a Green Tea Luminous Face Oil, which contains an infusion of caffeine to help tighten, firm, and nourish the skin; Green Tea cleansing balm, an oil-based cleanser with essential oils of lemon

Chauncey, age 8, enjoys helping his mom in the Belle Tige workshop.

and tea tree to remove makeup and other impurities; Beauty Elixir, a hydration spray for head to toe; and Reviving Rose Oil, a rosehip-based oil rich in Vitamin A and blended with essential oils known for their healing properties. Gillette’s 5-year-old daughter Jo helps her mother harvest rose petals in the spring, and rosehips in the fall. “Roses are some of the first to blossom in the spring,” Gillette says. “I try to leave all blossoms on for two days for the pollinators.” When the roses bloom again in autumn those petals are left unharvested to attract pollinators. Gillette says she feels a strong kinship with nature, and is most peaceful when it’s quiet. She finds being outside in a natural setting to be grounding, and good for rebalancing. During her Master’s degree program, Gillette completed an internship in 2009, in Switzerland for the United Nations, where she worked for the World Meteorological Organization. While living in Europe, she visited perfumeries in Grasse, France – renowned for their use of roses and lavender. “It was eye-opening,” she recalls, learning how flower essences can be distilled. The name Belle Tige is French for “beautiful stem,” she says. “It’s why I knew I wanted a French name; I wanted to recognize the bees and flowers.” n For a full list of products and more information visit: belletige.com

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INCOME POTENTIAL! Main home: 4 bd/2 bth with master en suite, great room, travertine floors, granite counters. Attached ADU: 1 bd/1 bth. Close to town. $695,000. MLS #1811330. Call Kevin 435-260-9890.

1.29 acres in the S.E. ¼ S.E. ¼ Sec. 17-32S-24E off of Peter Springs Rd. (CR 331) and North on CR 320 for 1 mile in San Juan Cnty.. Adjacent properties have water wells at 180 ft. deep. Power in close proximity. MLS # 1835044, Price: $35,000 with possible seller financing. Call Janie 435-260-1572

Right Downtown C-3 Central Commercial Zoning — 141 E. 100 S. in the heart of Moab. Ready to build the permitted uses in this great location with 91 ft. of frontage and 115.5 ft. deep. Lots of street parking. Residential allowed on 2nd level. 40 ft. height restriction. $600,000. MLS #1791827. Call Janie 435-260-1572

Country Living in the Heart of Moab. Giant barn (4,000 sq. ft.) on this 7.32 acre property needs to be seen to appreciate potential. Stunning 360 degree views of the best Moab has to offer. This very desirable location could provide seclusion or be subdivided. Price: $3,790,000. MLS #1849711. Call Billy 812-360-3302

LARGE PRICE REDUCTION on this C-2 zoned downtown Moab property with remodeled structure at 186 W. Center St., which has been a business and a home. Many permitted uses including cafes, offices, retail shops, and multi-family dwellings. Price: $519,000. MLS # 1830783. Call Janie 435-260-1572


CRIMSON CLIFF This is a beautifully crafted contemporary-style residential home in Spanish Valley. Single-level home with 2,346 sq ft., a two car garage with an electric vehicle (EV) car charger installed. MLS #1841452. $899,999. Call Preston 435-260-1701

3-Unit Cash-Flowing Short-Term Rental — Located in Blanding, Utah. MLS #1835448. $900,000. Call Preston 435-260-1701

In-Town Sweetness — Well-cared for 3bd/1 ba home on neighborly Tusher Street. Fresh paint throughout, updated kitchen, private backyard, $549,000. MLS#1837227. Call Kevin 435-260-9890

9.6 Acres Under the Clear Blue Skies of Old La Sal — Expansive mountain views. Power and culinary well included. Owner financing available. $175,500. MLS #1794696. Call Kevin 435-260-9890

Exquisite Mountain Properties in Old La Sal — Ready for development. Shared power and well with superb drinking water in place. Lot H is 19.30 acres, $337,750, MLS # 1794674. Lot I is 19.31 acres. $386,200. MLS #1794683. Owner financing available. Call Kevin 435-260-9890


Beautiful Woodlands Ridge! Easy to access with water and power. Close to border of Colorado with views of La Sal and San Juan mountains. Add'l lots available. Wray Mesa Rd. MLS #1791686, 2.59 acres, $125,000. MLS #1793901, 2.59 acres, $127,000. Call Billy 812-260-3302

Easy Build Large Lot — (1.84 acres) on quiet street with views of LaSal Mountains and Abajo Mountains. 200 ft. of frontage on 100 North St., and depth of 400 ft.. Walking distance to Maverik and Monticello Library. Utilities in Street. $160,000. MLS #1792568. Call Janie 435-260-1572

Watchman Estates Subdivision — Located in exclusive Watchman Estates Subdivision directly adjacent to the Moab Golf course. What a great opportunity to purchase a new and beautiful custom home in a quiet, desirable subdivision. MLS #1842268. $949,000. Call Preston 435-260-1701

Very unique and custom built post and beam structure called “Mayhayana,” a ferryboat of the spirit. Off the grid. Dynamic views Castle Valley from up on high. Timbers from Saltair resort. Copper roofs on 2 structures. Small storage building below. Suggest installing cistern and solar set-up. MLS #1817245. $650,000. Call Janie 435-260-1572 for showing.

This property is 1.04 acres, one half is zoned RR (Rural Residential) and the other half Highway Commercial (HC). Highway Commercial zone allows 18 units per acre. 10 housing units could be built with the existing zoning. Or one could apply for the High-Density Overlay zone. MLS #1813859. $575,000. Call Preston 435-260-1701

Off-Grid Paradise — 54 acres of majestic high desert slick rock, juniper, and sage along historic Hatch Wash with spectacular mountain views. 3 livable rock caves, 2 wells, small manufactured home wired for 5,000 kw solar. $999,000. MLS #1759550. Call Kevin 435-260-9890


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Modern Warehome Duplex — Two beautiful suites with a garage suitable for needs of Moab lifestyle. Low maintenance compound concept with RV sites and room for AUD. MLS #1837214. $699,000. Call Billy 812-360-3302

Downtown Updated Manufactured Home with Huge Garage on .37 Acres Great indoor and outdoor space in fully furnished home. Clean and inviting surfaces from 2022 improvements make this a turn key investment. MLS #1838755. $599,000. Call Billy 812-360-3302

Short Term Rental — This is a gorgeous SHORT-TERM RENTAL allowed and permitted lodge located on the outskirts of beautiful Monticello, Utah. MLS #1826284. $1,250,000. Call Preston 435-260-1701

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#1750683 / $875,000 2.34 Acre Hwy. Commercial Available. Allows 18 units per acre. All utilities available. Bring your plans and build your dream property. Does include the building.

#1833926 / $1,634,560 Water, water, & more water shares. Yes, this green 70.24 ac. canyon in Thompson has lots of natural water & lots of private water shares. Enjoy starry nights & desert silence in your private canyon surrounded by BLM land at the base of the Book Cliffs. Oh yes; there’s a 3-bd. 2-ba. a fully off-the-grid home that includes 12 different types of fruit trees, a root cellar, & storage sheds.

#1844151 / $45,000 Ticaboo, UT only 12-miles from Lake Powell. Build your dream vacation home or nightly rental on this 0.42 acre lot # 41. Enjoy exploring the area by boat, paddle boarding, kayaking, UTV-ing, hiking, biking, or just enjoy the views while BBQ-ing and relaxing with your favorite beverage at the end of the day.

#1834722 / $130,000 Beautiful lot in the southeastern Utah desert to build your dream home on! With breathtaking views of the red rocks, it is quiet, peaceful and secluded. Conveniently located off Hwy 191, just 30 minutes to Moab or Monticello.

#1771818 / $380,000 20 Acres of beautiful land located up Thompson Canyon. Hike, bike, jeep, & ATV from this property.

#1835835 / $199,500 Remote 5 Acre Lot on the hill behind & above the Hole N’ the rock.Beautiful views.

#1770577 / $65,000 Affordable land in Thompson Springs. Lots 1,2,3 on Old Hwy 6&50. Old out-bldg. needs TLC.

#1824476 / $36,000 20 Acre Parcel Near Cisco, surrounded by public land. Excellent base camp for your adventure.

#1824477 / $34,000 20 Acre Parcel near the railroad tracks & close to the Kokopelli Trail North of Cisco. Unique property.

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#1807870 / $1,600,000 / Eklectica One of the locals’ & tourists’ favorite places to eat in Moab. 0.50 acre with parking, a rental property building, zoned C3. So many possibilities with this parcel on the main street. Close to name brand Hotels & other retail businesses in the area. Includes everything for the business. Room for expansion.

#1841203 / $467,500 Amazing views of the LaSals. Over 1400 sqft of country living. Completely remodeled inside & out. Attached garage/shop with drive thru bay doors. Large Quonset Hut shop with loft for storage. All of this and more on 3.17 acres. Property is to be sold “As-Is”.

#1844296 / $599,000 Quiet living within walking distance to downtown. Over 1800 sqft tri-level home. Excellent condition. Lovely spacious kitchen & dining area leading to large covered deck. Cozy living room with fireplace. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. Downstairs has a large bonus room with a large laundry room.

#1846398 / $425,000 NEW 3 bed 2 bath manufactured home on 0.28 acre lot with great views. Open kitchen with pantry. The master bedroom has an en-suite bath with a large double sink vanity, soaking tub, and walk-in shower. Easy to show!

#1831576 / $449,000 In-town Location! Single level, 3 bed 1½ bath home on a large corner lot. Suitable to add another unit. Perfect for duplex. Two storage sheds, a covered patio, and a carport. 4% financing for qualified buyer.

#1811579 / $1,634,560 70.24 Acres in beautiful Thompson Canyon. Own your canyon just outside of Moab. Well maintained county road to the property. Enjoy exploring Indian writing, hidden arches & natural bridges.

#1798149 / $399,000 2 bed 1 bath home on 0.30 AC. Down the street from the Slickrock bike trail and fins n things 4wheel drive trail & access to the La Sal Mountains.

#1846399 / $425,000 NEW 3 bed 2 bath manufactured home on 0.28 acre lot with great views. Open kitchen with pantry. The master bedroom has a whirlpool tub and walk-in shower. Easy to show!

#1840555 / $275,000 0.97 Acre Land with old motel & old house in the center of Thompson. This 1926 Italian Brick Building is being sold “As-Is” and has a 2-car garage, 1-car garage, & a basement. Building needs TLC.

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QUICK FACTS: Elevation: 4,026 ft Settled: 1878 Mayor: Joette Langianese Population: Moab 5,268 (2019), Grand County 9,640 (2019) Highest point in La Sal Mountains: Mount Peale, 12,721 ft Climate: Midsummer average high/low: 99F/65F, Midwinter average high/low: 43F/20F Average annual precipitation in Moab: 9 inches Speed limit in town: 25MPH (15MPH for OHVs) Driving distance in miles to Salt Lake City: 233, Denver: 354, Las Vegas: 458 Canyonlands Shuttle: 435-210-4757 Red Rock Express: 800-259-2869 Moab Taxi: 435-210-4297 Enterprise Car Rental: 435-259-8505 Arches Car Rental: 435-259-4959 UTAH STATE NUMBERS Motor Vehicle Div: 259-3743 Drivers License Div: 259-3743 Hwy Patrol: 259-5441 Health Dept: 259-5602 Moab Employment Center: 719-2600 District Court: 259-1349

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CITY INFO: Moab City: 259-5121 www.moabcity.org Monticello: 587-2271 www.monticelloutah.org Blanding: 678-2791 www.blandingutah.org

MOAB AREA REAL ESTATE MAGAZINE November–December 2022

GRAND COUNTY Building Inspector: 259-1344 Economic Development: 259-1248 Water and Sewer: 259-8121 Sanitarian: 259-5602 Assessor: 259-1327 www.grandcountyutah.net SAN JUAN COUNTY Building Inspector: 587-3225 Economic Development: 587-3235 x5006 Water and Sewer: 587-3221 Sanitarian: 587-2021 Assessor: 587-3221 INSURANCE COMPANIES Farmers Insurance: 259-6192 Central Utah Insurance: 259-5981 Markle Insurance: 259-5241 State Farm Insurance: 259-5161 LENDERS Fidelity Mortgage: 719-4100 www.fidelitymortgage.com Primary Residential Mortgage: 259-0259 www.primaryresidentialmortgage.com Eastern Utah Comm. Credit Union: 259-8200 www.euccu.com Mountain America Credit Union: 259-1500 www.macu.com Zion’s Bank: 259-5961 www.zionsbank.com Wells Fargo Bank: 435-2708 www.wellsfargo.com CONTRACTORS Ben Byrd: 259-0224 Chuck Garlett: 259-5014 Henderson Builders: 259-4111 Craig Haren: 259-1537 Jared Ehlers: 259-9499 Jim Keogh: 260-8127 Joe Sorensen: 260-5948 LCW Construction: 260-2875 Triple J: 259-9988 Moab Construction: 259-8529 Lawson: 259-4079 Eco Logic: 259-6264 Jude Tuft, General Contractor: 719-5082 Moab Area Real Estate Magazine does not guarantee the accuracy of information presented above. To have information updated, removed or added, email andrewmirrington@gmail.com.


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