Moab History & Museums: Red Cliffs Ranch Film Museum, Moab Utah

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Red Cliffs Ranch Film Museum

Many western classics have been filmed at The Red Cliffs Ranch. Actors such as Henry Fonda, Lee Marvin, Anthony Quinn, John Wayne and other stars spent time here and are now featured in the Film Museum. Read More

  • Open all year and free to the public.
  • Located 15 miles from the Moab city center.
  • See memorabilia from western classics.
  • Learn how ranching has changed over time since the 1800s.


Red Cliffs Lodge and Film Museum are part of Red Cliffs Ranch. The ranch was settled in the late 1800s and has been a working ranch raising cattle and horses ever since. John Ford discovered the Canyonlands and Moab in the 1940s. Since then, many movies and commercials have been filmed here. The museum has memorabilia from the 1940s to present of both the movies filmed in this location and ranch life. Exhibits are constantly changing and updated. In the Museum you'll find production photographs, props, costumes, posters, scripts, and much more. Besides this, there's a winery, restaurant, an up-to-date meeting room, swimming pool, leisure and sport activities and guest rooms.


Mile Post 14 Hwy 128
Moab, Utah 84532

Drive through the city of Moab heading North on Highway 191 to the Colorado River bridge. (Approximately 1 mile North of Moab). Before crossing the Colorado River bridge, turn right (East) onto scenic Highway 128 for 14 miles. Red Cliffs Lodge is the second entrance on the left hand side of the road (Milepost 14 – Highway 128).


The museum is open all year and is self-guided.


Free to the public.

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Some of the many films shot in the Red Cliffs Ranch location are Wagon Master, Warlock, Rio Grande, Commancheros, Son of Chochise, and Cheyenne Autumn. More recent films include Geronimo, City Slickers, Thelma & Louise. Actors and Actresses include John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Rock Hudson, Anthony Quinn, Henry Fonda, Lee Marvin, James Stewart, Richard Widmark, and Richard Boone.