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Overview
Location

Moab, Utah

Sights

Matrimony Spring

Distance

Located right next to the parking area

Parking Lot Elevation

3980 ft

Summit Elevation

N/A

Elevation Gain/Loss

N/A

Time Required

As much time as you need

Pets

N/A

Fees

None

Water Info

This spring is located right next to the Colorado River.

Best Season

All

Hours

Open year round

Sun Exposure

N/A

Trail Condition

The spring is located right in the parking lot area.

Restrooms

None

Visitor Center

None

Camping

N/A

Food

N/A

Equipment

Bring an empty bottle to fill up with the spring water.

GPS Coordinates

Matrimony Spring: 38.603080°, -109.572315°


Trail Map


Driving Directions


The Trail:

Matrimony Spring has been a source of water for people for a very long time now.  I’m not sure about the history or discovery of the spring but I have personally known about this water source for about 6 years now.   Please remember that you drink the water at your own risk.  That being said, I have seen many cars lined up on the side of the road with people filling up their 10 gallon buckets at this spring and I have filled up my own water bottles here.  The water that comes out is clear and cool and filled up my 32 oz bottle in less than 10 seconds.

Matrimony Springs

My brother using a Mt Dew can to get a drink of the Matrimony Spring water.  You can see part of a bucket someone placed there to funnel the water better. 


Matrimony Springs

The spring flows straight from the red rock and a culvert takes the water under the highway into the Colorado River

Matrimony Springs

I think the water tastes great and it is a nice and convenient place to get free water that is located very close to Moab.   The parking lot can hold about quite a few cars depending on size.  It tends to be more popular on the weekends.


The Return:

Head back towards your vehicle.


Personal Thoughts:

If we plan a trip to visit Arches National Park or the Moab area we also stop here to fill up our water.  There is great controversy surrounding the spring as the city/county are concerned about public safety and their own liability as they cannot always guarantee the purity of the spring.

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Shane
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Cool! I didn’t know this place existed!! I’ll have to drink from it next time I’m there. Hopefully I don’t get diarrhea!