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Moqui Caves are actually old mines where they carried out, of all things, sand. I’m not quite sure I understand this as the mine sits only a few minutes from miles of sand dunes. Perhaps, a low tech way to keep the settler kids out of trouble? The mines are on Highway 89 just north of Kanab, Utah.
Moqui Cave actually refers to a museum north of the main caves where the ancient and modern history of the region is preserved within the cliff side. I love the kitschy callback to the heyday of the 50s and 60s. The caves are accessed within a mile walk of the road and require a short non-technical climb up the red rock.
I love the kitschy callback to the heyday of the 50s and 60s.
I couldn’t help but use these caves as inspiration for my book Summer Searcher, where much of the action takes place in abandoned mines.
For a an outdoor adventure without ever having to get outside, check out the Lost Gorge Mystery series!