This was a beyond awesome lodging experience. Keep in mind - we are backpackers & backcountry campers so we have a unique perspective. Our family of 4 stayed in the hogan closest to the lodge and had the time of our lives just exploring the area on our own with helpful advice from Tom, the owner. The trip over Hurrah Pass at sunset with red rocks glowing in the evening light was just magical.
Hogan was very large - we could have fit a dozen people or more in here to sleep. Loved the view of the sky out the rooftop opening when lying in my sleeping bag at night. We were extremely comfortable here with our sleeping bags and pads. We did bring a few tarps along to spread out our sleeping bags on and give us some area free from red sand. Firepit right in the center of the hogan where we did make a fire but didn't master the fine art of how to get the right draft out the rooftop vent so things got a bit smoky. There was another outdoor fire ring overlooking the Colorado river and beautiful rock cliffs right outside the hogan so we cooked and hung out there for meals.
Our 2 herding breed dogs were welcomed by Tom and they loved hiking around Base Camp and the adjoining areas with us.
Tom is a congenial and entertaining host. We loved watching his desert tortoise sidekick, Kobae, eat massive quantities of lettuce and cucumbers. Tom recommended a mountain bike ride to the wind caves which turned out to be a perfect adventure for our family. We spent several hours exploring the caves and picnicking. Stayed 2 nights and had the time of our lives! Highly recommend.
I hiked from Base Camp to top of Hurrah Pass when headed back to Moab - rest of the family drove up. Beautiful hike with incredible views all around.
Hope you have a chance to stay with Tom and Kobae. You won't forget the beauty of the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 17 miles west of Moab on Colorado River. Don't need four wheel drive but should have some ground clearance to get here. Seven bedrooms in lodge, $135 a night, two night minimum. Two 2 bedroom houses $370 per night, two night minimum. Two sweet Navajo hogans, $135 per night, two night minimum. Also have camping. $5 per night, per person. Have three side by sides you may use, six kayaks, lot of hiking, climbing, fossils, dinosaur tracks, wicked disc golf course, lots and lots, I probably can't say lots enough times to describe how many wild critters live here. Most of the time a beach, except during snow melt, incredible views and stunning night skies. A few miles from Dead Horse Point, in between Arches and Canyonlands, not far from Bears Ears, without the crowds. I've lived here ten years plus and not a day goes by I don't wake up and be incredibly thankful for where I live. Worry about other parts of your trip, but not this one, I'll take good care of you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Base Camp Adventure Lodge Moab, Utah