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Moab Field Office Map

 

 

The Moab Field Office manages 1.8 million acres of public land (1.5 million acres in Grand County and 300,000 acres in San Juan County).

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are in the area, as well as Dead Horse Point State Park. Click here to visit the Moab Field Office website for additional information.


Skull Rapid in Westwater Canyon of the Colorado River

Portions of the Colorado, Green, and Dolores rivers run through the Moab Field Office.


Potato Salad Hill  

Two million visitors per year enjoy the scenery and engage in activities such as camping, mountain biking, hiking, driving on one of three state scenic byways, rafting, jeeping, ATVing, dirt biking and climbing.  Direct recreation spending accounts for 62% of the Grand County economy.


Pronghorn

The Moab Field Office provides habitat for deer, elk, desert and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and pronghorn, as well as animals such as cougar, bear and small mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles


Ferruginous Hawk

The Moab Field Office provides habitat for Mexican Spotted Owl, Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, and four endangered fish of the Colorado River system. Jones cycladenia (a threatened plant) is also found here.


Pumpjack

Activities in the oil and gas program include approximately 43 currently producing oil wells and 270 currently producing natural gas wells.


Filming  Location

The variety of landscapes within a 20-mile radius of Moab has made the Moab area a popular filming area since the late 1940s. Filming of Western films has now been replaced by 30 to 40 BLM authorizations each year for television programs or commercials and commercial stills for magazine advertisements and billboards.