Moab History & Museums: Hole in the Rock, Utah Travel Attraction

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The Hole in the Rock

The Hole in the Rock home in the Canyonlands of Utah is a 5000 square feet engineering marvel complete with 14 rooms and a bathtub all carved into sandstone. Read More

  • Entry fee $6/adult and $3.50/child.
  • Located 12 miles south of Moab on Hwy 191.
  • Open 7 days a week all year with reduced hours in the winter.
  • There is a general store and trading post to purchase drinks and ice cream along with unique gifts.

Overview

About a century ago, Albert and Gladys Christensen began chipping away sandstone to build an alcove for their boys to sleep in at night. 12 years later, they had excavated 50,000 cubic feet of rock. During this time, Albert painted his famous Sermon on the Mount and constructed a sculpture of Franklin D. Roosevelt on his house. In 1957, he passed and his wife continued to work on their home until the engineering marvel was completed.

The Hole in the Rock house is 5000 square feet with a 65 feet tall chimney. There are 14 rooms arranged around pillars complete with a bathtub built into the rock. Original furniture, paintings, and a doll collection are on display.

Location/Directions

Located 12 miles south of Moab.

11037 South Highway 191
Moab, Utah 84532
Phone: (435) 686-2250

Hours/Seasons

  • Open 7 days a week all year.
  • Reduced hours in the winter (9am - 4pm)

Fees/Cost

  • Adult Tours - $6.00
  • Children 5-10 - $3.50
  • Under 5 - Free
  • Group Rates Available

More Info

There is plenty to do here. Take a guided 12 minute tour of the Hole in the Rock house. There is a general store which sells drinks, ice cream, and memorabilia. If you are into metal art sculptures, Hole in the Rock features the largest collection of Lyle Nichols metal art in the area. Also, there is the Trading Post which sells Native American gifts and the Hole in the Rock Store which sells one of a kind souvenirs. Not into the shopping scene? The exotic zoo features zebras, 2 hump camels, and bison.

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Other The Hole in the Rock Resources

Hole in the Rock Foundation

The Hole in the Rock Foundation in Bluff, Utah was created to help develop the Bluff Fort Historic Site and other sites along the Hole in the Rock Trail.