Base Camp and Last Hurrah are remote. Similar landscape to Canyonlands, without all the people. Lot of big horn and mule deer. Boat dock, boat ramp, and beach. Three side by sides, six kayaks, and amazing hiking and climbing. Disc golf course with fearsome reputation. Fossils, dinosaur tracks, Indian artifacts, petroglyphs, finger canyons, and center to the Jackson Hole trail, Chicken Corner, Lockhart Basin, Hurrah Pass, and close to the Wind Caves and all the bicycle trails on the Amasa Back. View of Dead Horse Point, Canyonlands, Anti-Cline, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Large security tortoise, all kinds of squirrels, chipmunks, birds, and in the evenings ringtails, skunks (you can pet raccoons, and fox come to the porch to eat. The night sky is amazing. It's doubtful you've ever seen so many stars and the Milky Way is a nightly occurrence for much of the year.
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 3, 2019
About Tom Higginson
Just a nice guy who knows who he is and where he's suppose to be.
Tom Higginson purchased this Bungalow in 2017
Why Tom Higginson chose Moab
I was president and founder for 25 years of a large indoor soccer company. The managers worked really hard. We all did. I wanted to find a place to get away, where we could escape from the grind. I wanted something in the boonies. While driving to our Boise facility I saw people walk out of their homes, get in their canoes, and get in the Snake River. I need a river. Driving to our Denver and Colorado Springs facilities I saw the changing of the aspen. I need all four seasons. Driving through West Texas coming back from our Houston and Austin facilities I saw folks walk out of their homes and get on their dirt bikes and in their jeeps and take off down dirt trails. I need dirt trails. Sometimes I would find a property that had some things, but not all things. Sometimes I’d find something new and the hunt would then grow more difficult with more mandatory requirements. Somewhere back in the 80’s I was flying from Denver to Anaheim and flew over, though I didn’t know it at the time, Moab. Looking out the window I saw the Pot Ash evaporation ponds and I remember thinking “What kind of moron would live out in the middle of nowhere?” Twenty something years later my real estate agent drove me over Hurrah Pass to a property he had listed. When we crested the top of the pass I saw the Pot Ash evaporation ponds and said “Oh my, it’s me, I’m the moron.” Hardly. Turns out Base Camp has everything and so much more. I bought this place eleven plus years ago without knowing about the Wind Caves, Chicken Corner, Anti-Cline, Amasa Back, pottery sherds, arrowhead flakes, ancient dwellings, rock art, the critters of all kinds, dino tracks, fossils, all types of geology, the night sky, the quiet, the unlimited hikes and on and on. There has never been a day I haven’t appreciated what surrounds me. There never will be.
What makes this Bungalow unique
You should bring your own food and anything you’d like to drink besides water. Pretty much everything else is here. It’s 17 miles from Moab and it will take about one hour. Take the road between Burger King and McDonalds. At stop sign go straight. River on right. Black top ends. Follow signs that say Hurrah Pass. You don't normally need four wheel drive but you should have some ground clearance. Without it your vehicle and Mother Earth may have an occasional inappropriate relationship. If height is an issue you will have lots of issues up and down Hurrah. We are 2.7 miles down Hurrah. Turn right at Base Camp sign and the first left will take you up to the lodge.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Awesome authentic experience!
Hogan had the best of both worlds! You have a totally fun rugged and authentic camping experience with the perfect amount of extra amenities.We took our small children and family on a trip that we will never forget! Great time! and Tom really was really responsive and helpful preparing for and during our trip.
Karen- Henry- Elliot- Nikki think this place is........ Amazing!!!!!
Coming from the flat lands of Florida to the mountains in MOAB was an absolutely breath taking experience! The Female Hogan was more than comfortable for the 4 of us. We were able to rent the side- by - side... it just enhanced the whole site seeing experience, kayaking on the river was very quiet..the water nice for swimming. Arriving after the full moon, we were able not only to catch beautiful sunsets, the STARS....and a late Moon rise is spectacular over the mountain peaks...it lit the entire sky. Tom was a great host and always around to help if needed. We brought lots of ice and used the frig. cooking outside was not a problem. The weather was perfect ..fan was all we needed at night. Highly recommend this as a get away spot . PS> DON'T leave your bag of nuts sitting out all night ...LOL couldn't find but a trace of nuts the next morning. Kobe was on guard 24/7.
The hogan had everything we needed and was a great way to spend a weekend away from the hustle and bustle. We are already looking forward to going back!
Quite an unique experience in a beautiful place away from the crowds!
I stayed in the Female Hurrah with my daughter and her 2 friends. We had a difficult time finding the place and didn’t get there until after dark. We should have left Moab earlier in the day!! It was the end of August and quite hot. The air conditioner did not really work. Ugh. However, this place is amazing. Tom and Lennie were wonderful hosts. I get very safe here. (A concern of mine when traveling with 3 young women). We rented a side by side and explored the wind caves and Chicken Corners. In the afternoon we went for a swim in the river and hung out on the beach. We met Kobae the hungry tortoise who loves to have his shell scratched! We were tired of the crowds in Zion and Arches, etc., so Tom’s place was a great escape from the masses of tourists! My favorites include... the outdoor private shower with incredible view of the night sky! The bench swings on the front porch! The views from Hurrah Pass and Chicken Corners! Kobae!
Hi Anne, I'm sorry I never heard about the air conditioner. I've not gotten a single complaint until now on the air in either hogan. The folks before might have left in on low or middle versus high or we could have started it up earlier. I never heard anything about it or I would have solved the issue.
What an adventure!! The drive in and out on the road over Hurrah Pass was breathtaking.
Tom was a great host. He introduced us to Kobae - his security tortoise. He lent us chairs so we could enjoy sitting by the Colorado for the afternoon where we swam and kayaked. He rented his side by side so we could explore the road beyond his home (with his map and great advice) in a vehicle designed for the terrain. We were also entertained by the night time visits by the local skunk, raccoon, ringtails and grey foxes. We were sorry to not have a chance to get to know Linny. The hogan was very clean and there was plenty of room. We did appreciate the fridge, coffeemaker and ac unit. This is not your typical getaway!
Adventure at every turn!
The property was vast, the accommodation were on point with the description and Tom was gracious host. The exploration around camp was top notch on the side by sides and on foot. The only bummer was we misssed the animal feedings due to the groups iterary in Moab. Clearance with a 4x4 will be take the Hurrah pass with no problem. (Big shout out to Timmy Utah for crushing that jawn 8 times over our stay!) All in all a winner!
It's almost unbelievable. The river and beach is about a two minute walk out your door. Kayaks in the garage. Two doubles and four singles. Side by sides, take you to the Wind Caves, Chicken Corner, and the Amasa Back. There are unlimited hikes from the property and many more near by.
There is so much wildlife it's hard to keep track of. In addition to the hundred or so birds, squirrels, and chipmunks that come to eat each day, there's the man himself, Kobae. Kobae is the 185 pound security tortoise that lives here and when he's not hanging out on the porch, or chowing down on romaine, he'll be looking for someone to go hiking with. With evening the front porch comes alive. Ringtail, skunk, fox, and raccoon all eat nightly either on or just off the front porch. You're welcome to hang out at the fire pit or sit in gravity chairs and view the night sky but many a guest has spent their evening feeding all the critters that come to the porch. For kids especially it's an incredible experience.
The night sky, the incredible view, the critters, the side by sides, the beach, the river, kayaking, Wind Caves, hiking, all here. Nobody else has what Base Camp has or even comes close. Worry about other parts of your trip but don’t worry about this part. I live here pretty much 24/7/365 and I’ve been sharing it with guests for eleven years. You want an adventure, not just staying somewhere, you’ve found it.
Now, having said all that, it’s quiet, off the grid, and you want to get away, that’s here too. Some folks just sit on the porch and unwind, enjoying the landscape, watching the rafts and kayaks come down the river or finding a spot around the property to just sit and read. There’s no shortage of those spots. I’ve spent many a morning hiking out to a different place each day and reading.
Whatever you want to do, all you have to do is walk out the door. That’s special.
See you soon,