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Moroni (Utah)

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Moroni (Utah)

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Moroni is in Central Utah. Moroni sits midway between Nephi and Manti on the most pronounced “North Bend” of the San Pitch River. Families from Nephi moved there early in 1859. Sanpete’s first probate judge named it Moroni City after a Nephite Prophet in The Book of Mormon.

High water in 1862 forced the town’s founders to move away from the river site and spread north over the rolling hills, a setting best seen when approaching Moroni from the south. For water, they tapped the San Pitch farther east with an intricate and expensive system of canals and ditches that stretched from Mt. Pleasant to Fountain Green’s south fields. Reaching out in all directions, the city was big enough by 1891 to support an “opera house” that seated 1,000 persons.

Get in[edit]

Moroni is approximately 1.5 hours from Salt Lake City. To get to Moroni, Take I-15 Exit 225 at Nephi and go East on Highway 132 up the canyon.

See[edit][add listing]

Moroni Historic Opera House
  • Moroni Historic Opera House 325 West Main Street

Do[edit][add listing]

Maple Canyon
  • Maple Canyon –Conglomerate rock climbing, hiking, and camping.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Valu-Mart Sinclair 95 West Main Street. (435) 436-8274. Convenience Store.
  • Juanita's Grocery 118 West Main. (435) 436-8133

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Juanita's Dairy Queen, 100 West Main. (435)436-8535
  • Moroni Service Center, 416 East Main Street. (435) 436-8251

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Horseshoe Mountain Resort, 850 South Highway 89, Mt. Pleasant. (800) 462-9330 [1]
  • Burns Brother's Ranch RV Resort, 1.2 miles south of Ft. Green. (435) 445-3303 [2]

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