As temperatures rise and the Colorado River quickens its pace with springtime snowmelt, Moabites take to the river. Beloved today for both its wild whitewater and placid sections, the river draws recreational watercraft of many varieties.
Historically, the river has seen a wide variety of boats plying the water. Photographs in the Moab Museum’s Collection paint a picture of the wide and varied boating history of the Colorado River, from ferries to steamboats to rafts and more.
The Moab Museum is dedicated to sharing stories of the natural and human history of the Moab area. To explore more of Moab’s stories and artifacts, find out about upcoming programs, and become a Member, visit www.moabmuseum.org.