Hole ‘n the Rock House and Grounds – Moab, Utah

Visiting the Hole ‘n the Rock House and Grounds in Utah. Geology enthusiasts, families and travel groups enjoy a visit to the one-of-a-kind attraction 12 miles south of Moab, Utah known as the “Hole ‘n the Rock”.  The main attraction of the grounds is the 5,000 square foot home carved completely out of rock in the Canyonlands Country.  Visitors also frequent the Gift Shop, Trading Post and Petting Zoo on the grounds.

The home boasts 14 rooms supported by huge pillars throughout, and a fireplace with 65-foot chimney drilled 100% from solid sandstone.  A deep French fryer and bathtub are also connected to the rock, creating an architectural first for many sightseers.  Outside of the home, visitors enjoy the unique cactus and rock garden, including benches and picnic tables carved completely of stone.

Many magazines and television programs have highlighted the Hole ‘n the Rock, including PBS Stations, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, AAA’s Via Magazine, and Roadside Attractions.

The house was built by Albert and Gladys Christensen, former residents of the rock.  Albert first dedicated 12 years to excavating 50,000 cubic feet of solid sandstone from within the rock.  During this time, he was also finishing his “Sermon on the Mount” painting, and a sculpture of Franklin D. Roosevelt, now displayed on the face of a rock above the home.  

Unfortunately, Albert died in 1957, and Gladys continued the project until her subsequent death in 1974.  Gladys sculpted the simple stones that mark their neighboring gravesites which lie in a cove near the home.

Families enjoy the petting zoo at Hole ‘n the Rock, where children and parents can experience the ostriches, pigs, goats, sheep, donkeys and mules, and wallabies.  This option provides a perfect way to entertain little travelers while mom and dad gawk at the enormous, cave-like home.

Past visitors claim they have seen nothing quite like the Hole ‘n the Rock anywhere else in the world.  An artist in his own right, Albert Christensen created a work that leaves many travelers breathless on a daily basis.

The Hole ‘n the Rock grounds are open all year long, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and offers guided tours for special historical insight to the home and its origins.  Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 5 to 10, and free for children under 5.  Group rates are also available.

Hole ‘n the Rock
11037 S. Highway 191
Moab, UT 84532
435-868- 2250