We had an amazing time at Base Camp. The setting is remote, bizarre, beautiful, and quiet. Tom is a great host - eager to help and keep you safe in this weird environment, full of stories, and not too much in your face when you want privacy. Free use of kayaks, ATVs, etc. Can't wait to go back.
If you want a resort, you should look elsewhere. But Base Camp is a great place for people who are adventurous, like things that are out of the ordinary, and want to rough it a bit without having to camp.
Next time we'll take the boat to get there or ask Tom to pick us up in Moab. When the weather is good the road is hair-raising - lots of big rocks, some quick blind turns, lots of narrow spaces with cliffs and drop-offs on either side, and frequent damage from flooding and rockslides. When a storm blows in unexpectedly it could be deadly - no joke. We almost got stuck there because of flash floods, and were grateful we didn't actually get caught in the storm.
- 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