Where it got its name Where it got its name Settlement Settlement Arches National ParkArches National Park
Grand county was named after the River that flows through the area. This River was first known as Grand River but today is known as Colorado River. The main city is Moab The economy of the area comes from tourism, mining, agriculture, and livestock. Video Video
In the 1300’s, the Mormons tried to settle the area and failed. The first successful settlement was by cattle ranchers and cowboys. Castle Valley in Grand County
Castle Valley is a tiny town with homes spread out far from one another. It has a population of about 450 people. There are no stores or gas stations. This town is an example of the life in Grand County
GrandCountyFacts Pinhook Battle - Cowboys and Utes fought in 1881 in the La Sal Mountains. Atomic Energy Commission – They paid a high amount of money for uranium which began a uranium boom causing the population to grow by 300 %. Anasazi people – There is traces left of their culture by cliff homes and pictographs painted on rock walls.
Grand County is most well known for Arches National park which contains the famous Delicate Arch. The land of geologic wonders brings tourists to hike, bike, river raft, and ride. Arches National Park Website