Nik Hougen is Moab’s local hermit. He lives alone in the rugged wilderness far from downtown Moab. When Richard Markosian, Utah Stories publisher, interviewed him Nik explained how to find him, “You need a UTV to go the first 90 minutes. Then you need to walk the next stretch. It’s rough country—about 45 minutes if you don’t stop.”
After run-ins with the BLM and unwanted attention Nik chose to live a reclusive lifestyle in his “own little paradise.”
To read the full story about Nik Hougen as told by Richard Markosian visit our new Moab Stories website.