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Leaving Coral Pink Sand Dunes

We drove thru a wall of rain

Plane flying through the donut hole

Great rock formations

Left the storm behind

Moqui Cave

Kolten waiting on us

Makaila, Kolten, Aunt Nancy & Noah

 

 

I want this saguaro for our yard

 

 

Moqui Cave back in the day

 

Native American Artifacts

 

Moqui marbles

Beautiful inlaid bar

 

The owner Garth, was also an artist

Len going into the area with the fluorescent rocks & minerals

 

Dinosauer Tracks

Handmade lamp shade in the gift shop

Love this lamp


After leaving Coral Pink Sand Dunes we continued down Hwy 89 to the Moqui Cave located 5 miles from Kanab, UT. The cave is made from eroded sandstone. At one time sand was removed from this site to make glass. Moqui Cave was once used by the Anasazi people as a shelter or possibly food storage. It was rediscovered by white settlers and served as a speakeasy in the 1920's during prohibition. In 1951, the cave was purchased by Laura & Garth Chamberlain who opened up a tavern and dance hall the following year. Garth built the inlaid bar and bar stoals. The Moqui Cave is currently a tourist attraction and museum. Garth's son & great granddaughter were hosting during our visit. Admission is $5.00. The museum has a large display of Native American artifacts, along with a unique display of fluorescent rocks & minerals from around the world. Moqui Cave is also known for it's display of dinosaur tracks that are believed to be 140 million years old. Interesting stop.



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