Moqui Cave Reviews And Photos Near Kanab, Utah

by Adam on April 6, 2012

The Sign For Moqui Cave Outside The Cave On The Side Of The Road

The Sign For Moqui Cave Outside The Cave On The Side Of The Road

When you are in the area of Kanab Utah (home to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary) and Coral Pink Sand Dunes you’ll pass this place called Moqui Cave in between Coral Pink Sand Dunes and Best Friends Sanctuary. When you think of a cave that you pay an entrance fee to get into you probably think of a show cave. Show caves generally have stalagmites and stalactites and other formations formed over hundreds of thousands or millions of years. Moqui Cave is not a show cave in that sense but does provide some interesting sights and may be worth $5.00 and a half an hour of your time.

The Entrance To Moqui Cave Seen From The Moqui Cave Parking Lot

The Entrance To Moqui Cave Seen From The Moqui Cave Parking Lot

Moqui Cave is more of a historical display than any kind of natural wonder. When you walk up to Moqui Cave, chances are the owner will be there. The cost to enter and sign up for the brief tour is $5.00. The tour of Moqui Cave goes through two rooms. The first room is a bar of sorts. It is decorated with memorabilia that includes anything from fossils, to sports memorabilia, the antlers of various types of animals as well as various types of rocks and crystals and wood carvings.

An Old Bar In Moqui Cave In The First Room Of The Tour Near Kanab, Utah

An Old Bar In Moqui Cave In The First Room Of The Tour Near Kanab, Utah

The owner provides a little overview of some of the highlights in the room and you have as much time to look around as you like. The bar is original as are the stools made of wooden logs topped with a smooth surface to seal the end and make them just a little more comfortable to sit on while downing a few cold ones. Lighting in the room is not that great but with a high ISO setting and or a long exposure you’ll be able to get reasonably good photos of the sights in the first room of Moqui Cave.

A Display In Moqui Cave With All Kinds Of Old Memorabilia

A Display In Moqui Cave With All Kinds Of Old Memorabilia

The second room of Moqui Cave is a dark room. Not a dark room in the sense of photography but a room with little light. The second room is full of various rocks that glow in the dark. You’ll see Beryllium, Fluorite, Dolomite and many, many more, all glowing in the dark.  Along with the rocks, there is a display with currency from all over the world and even a little Steelers memorabilia. Someone in the history of Moqui Cave once played professional football for the Pittsburgh Steelers. There seems to be a Steeler connection just about everywhere.

The Entrance To THe "Dark Room" With All The Glowing Rocks And Crystals At Moqui Cave Near Kanab, Utah

The Entrance To THe "Dark Room" With All The Glowing Rocks And Crystals At Moqui Cave Near Kanab, Utah

Like most attractions you’ll find on the side of the road, Moqui Cave also has a gift shop. You’ll find kids toys, chocolate poop and random other things. If you’ve got time to kill before going on a tour of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary then Moqui Cave may be a place to pass a little time before your tour starts. Overall Moqui Cave is not all that impressive. It is an interesting historical place to spend a half an hour or so and hear an interesting story.

A Look At The Glowing Rocks In The "Dark Room" At Moqui Cave Near Kanab, Utah

A Look At The Glowing Rocks In The "Dark Room" At Moqui Cave Near Kanab, Utah

At $5.00 it is reasonably priced but not worth more than $5.00 per person. If you do decide to stop by just remember that it is not a cave in the sense that you usually think of caves but more like an assortment of stuff the guys on American Pickers might pull together from a variety of road trips across the country!

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