Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage is in the Red Cliffs Lodge, at Milepost 14 on SR 128. The museum—part of Red Cliffs Ranch, a working ranch in operation since the late 19th century—houses memorabilia relating to the film industry, along with displays that depict cowboy culture. The region's rugged terrain made it an ideal spot for location shooting; acclaimed director John Ford filmed “Wagon Master” and “Rio Grande” here.
Classic Westerns “Taza, Son of Cochise,” with Rock Hudson; “Warlock,” which featured Henry Fonda and Anthony Quinn; and “The Comancheros,” starring John Wayne, were filmed in and around Moab, along with more recent productions “City Slickers” and “Thelma & Louise” and scores of commercials. The museum's collection includes early pioneer artifacts and photos of Hollywood stars who worked on motion pictures at the ranch.