Beat The Heat, Beat The Crowds

Spring is a great time to head to the desert. With mild temps, wildflowers in bloom, and the summer crowds yet to arrive, now is the time to find your oasis adventure!

In celebration of Spring aka “desert season” we have extended our discounted rental rates an additional month!

Winter Rates – November through April  May.

3 Night Package -$750

7 Night Package – $1575

Summer Rates – May June through October

3 Night Package – $900

7 Night Package – $1925

Any durations over 3 nights are available

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To help out with a little trip inspiration here is a great To Do List for the absolutely beautiful state of Utah from the guys and gals at  Need more help with planning your adventure, give us a call or check out the website at


Utah is an outdoor-adventure paradise: It’s got alpine forests to deserts and dinosaurs, all inside a five-hour box (St. George to Logan: 5:11; Wendover to Moab: 4:59). With endless potential for different activities, you could spend a lifetime exploring and barely scratch the surface — and most of us don’t even have that kind of time.

An efficiently epic road trip will have to do the trick, so rally the crew, throw the essentials in the trunk and hit up these 12 must-do adventures on your road trip through Utah.

1. Hike to Bell Canyon’s Waterfall

Photo: Eric Bennett

No matter where you’re going, Salt Lake City is probably on your way. Make it more than a pit stop with an easy day hike to incredible views of the valley below and a beautiful waterfall. Learn more.

2. Camp by the Spiral Jetty

Photo: Prajit Ravindran

The combination of free, dispersed camping, the otherworldly salt flats of the Great Salt Lake and the world’s preeminent work of land sculpture make this camping spot inimitable. Learn more.

3. Backpack Mount Timpanogos

Photo: Lindsay Daniels

Mt. Timpanogos is one of the most iconic peaks in the Wasatch Front. Get into the Utah backcountry for an up close view. Learn more.

4. Take a Dip at Fifth Water Hot Springs

Photo: Jacob Moon

Nothing cures sore road trip butts like soaking in some hot springs. Take a hike, pick your pool, sit back and relax. Learn more.

5. Hike Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park

Photo: Derrick Lytle

Head into Zion National Park and tackle some of the hikes that have put Utah on the map for adventurers around the world. Angels Landing is an exhilarating hike along a notoriously narrow ridge. If you have time, check out Zion’s Narrows as well. Learn more.

6. Camp in Goblin Valley

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Goblin Valley, with topography straight out of a science fiction movie, is the weirdest-best. Hoodoo? You should. Learn more.

7. Hike Through Wire Pass Slot Canyon

Photo: Nick Oman

Hiking through slot canyons is incredible, unless you’re claustrophobic or boring. But please be careful. Learn more.

8. Night Hike to Calf Creek Falls

Photo: Kiki Lamm

Six miles and four or five hours round trip. A full moon will let you take amazing photos, so plan your road trip with the tides. Learn more.

9. Hike Riggs Springs Loop in Bryce Canyon National Park

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The colors and sandstone formations of Bryce Canyon National Park are unbelievable and you’ll see a lot more if you go further the big, obvious viewpoints.Learn more.

10. Beach Camping on Lake Powell

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Lake Powell is a great summer camping spot that also flies under the radar for most people outside of Utah. Daytime is hot, but the water is refreshing and you can find some incredible, secluded fingers in the canyon-turned-lake. Learn more.

11. Hike Park Avenue in Arches National Park

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Stop in Arches National Park and do your best to grasp the scale of the massive sandstone cliffs and plateaus on this popular hike. Learn more.

12. Backpack Coyote Gulch

Photo: Colton Marsala

This beautiful backpacking route has options for a one- or two-night adventure. Make it a quick stop or explore for a few days. Learn more.

Don’t see your favorite Utah adventures on The Outbound? Show us by creating an adventure!

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For more info on renting a Sportsmobile 4×4 Camper Van for your next adventure,  Check out our site at Into The Wild Rentals or give us a ring at 720-515-2762


Into The Wild – Winter Rates Started November 1st

Winter Rates Now in Effect From November 1st to April 30th

Looking for the ultimate powder chasing machine or an escape to a desert oasis!?  Now is the time to book.  All nightly rates are discounted and extended rentals are reduced even further!

Sportsmobile Winter Rates

3 Night Package – $900 $750

7 Night Package – $1925 $1575

Last but not least we are giving away a free night on all 3 Night Packages.  Book a 3 night rental and receive a 4th night free!

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For more info on renting a 4×4 Sportsmobile camper van, check out our website at or give us a call at 720-515-2762

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Overland Expo East – 2015

Into The Wild wasn’t able to make the East Expo but looks like it was a pretty awesome time (even with a hurricane).  Outside Magazine made the trip so check out their report below! Be prepared to drool!

The Coolest Adventure Vehicles We Found at Overland Expo

We’re ready to quit our day jobs and go explore the planet

The Coolest Adventure Vehicles We Found at Overland Expo

Each fall, adventure-travel enthusiasts gather on a ranch in Asheville, North Carolina, to check out hundreds of tricked-out adventure cars and trucks and to learn the ins and outs of overlanding. The event’s called Overland Expo, and it’s basically a dream come true for the editors at Outside. If you want to drool over the most badass, go-anywhere jeeps, trucks, vans, and bikes in the world, this is the spot. Hurricane Joaquin dumped buckets of rain on this year’s event, but we still spent a couple days walking around the venue rounding up our favorite rigs.

Outrider USA Horizon E-Bike

  Photo: Bryan Rogala

This off-road tricycle from Outrider USA turned plenty of heads at the expo. It’s one of the coolest e-bike concepts we’ve seen. A different take on the company’s popular Alpha model, the Horizon uses mountain bike components and a carbon-belt electric drivetrain with a high and low range to power riders down trails or gravel roads. It’ll do 25 miles per hour and has a base range of 30 to 50 miles per charge. Opt for additional batteries to go farther and power your base camp at night.

Quebec Volkswagen Syncro

  Photo: Bryan Rogala

Everyone loves a Vanagon, and the nicest one we saw belonged to Yves Rodrigue. He and his dog, Boogaloo, made the trip to North Carolina from Quebec, Canada, in this extremely rare ’89 Syncro 16—basically a heavy-duty, limited-run version of the original Syncro—with a diesel engine from a Volkswagen Jetta. Rodrigue started a Facebook page called Maximum 100 km/h to document his travels.

Overland Journal/Hema Maps Toyota Land Cruiser

  Photo: Bryan Rogala

The folks at Overland Journal and Hema Maps brought their incredibly rare Toyota BJ74 Land Cruiser to the show, and we couldn’t stop staring. These 70 Series Land Cruisers have a well-earned reputation as the best overland expedition vehicles ever made, due to their simple, reliable, rugged nature. Production started in 1984, but they were never sold in the United States. Nowadays, they’re relatively easy to get, thanks to an NHSTA rule that makes it legal to import vehicles from another country if they’re more than 25 years old. This particular vehicle came from Landcruisers Direct, a company that specializes in importing iconic vehicles from Japan.

EarthCruiser FX

  Photo: Bryan Rogala

For the uninitiated, EarthCruiser makes some of the most incredible, expensive adventure rigs on the market—they run upwards of $175,000. Designed and tested in Australia but now built in Bend, Oregon, EarthCruisers are based on a 4WD Mitsubishi Fuso platform and designed to be the go-anywhere, self-sufficient base camp of your dreams. These things get about 15 miles per gallon and can take you completely off the grid for months at a time, thanks to diesel- and solar-power systems and 80-gallon water tanks.

Toyota FJ40

  Photo: Bryan Rogala

TAV Expedition Outfitters is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has one of the nicest FJ40s we’ve ever laid eyes on. The company specializes in designing purpose-built off-road machines. The custom paint job and well-organized interior storage system made this one stand out.

Cummins Nissan Titan

  Photo: Bryan Rogala

We’re excited about diesel engines making their way into lighter-duty American pickups, including the Ram 1500, the upcoming Chevy Colorado Duramax, and the new Cummins-powered Nissan Titan XD. The new Titan will feature a Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel that puts out 310 horsepower and a staggering 555 lb-ft of torque.

Ford E350 V10 Chateau

  Photo: Bryan Rogala

The guys at U-Joint Offroad have taken #VanLife to the extreme. Specializing in 4×4 van conversions, they brought several of their recent projects to Overland Expo, including this 2005 Ford E350 V10 Chateau, named V7. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more capable van, thanks to the six-inch front/four-inch rear lift, 35-inch tires, and custom roof rack.

Land Rover Defender 90

  Photo: Bryan Rogala

Land Rover had a major presence at this year’s event, and it’s easy to understand why given its storied history in overland travel. This Defender 90 was absolutely flawless and was seen pulling out many other vehicles that got stuck in the hurricane-caused mud.

BMW F 800 GS Adventure

  Photo: Bryan Rogala

Not all adventure vehicles have four wheels, and bikes like the BMW F 800 GS Adventure were quite popular at this year’s expo. It’s a more minimalist approach to overlanding but great for dirt roads and tight spaces. When loaded with a rack and panniers, you can cover a lot of ground plenty quick.

Anvil Adventures Trailer

  Photo: Bryan Rogala

Towables of all shapes and sizes made an appearance at the Expo, including this one from Anvil Adventure Trailers. A custom-built removable topper sits on a military trailer chassis, and has all the bells and whistles of the big adventure vehicles (think solar panels and camp showers), without the weight and large footprint. Most important, there’s enough room inside to sleep two adults and a dog.

Drive the Globe’s Mercedes Unimog

  Photo: Bryan Rogala

Michael Ladden from Drive the Globe Overland Adventures was on hand in his bright-orange Mercedes Unimog, which attracts loads of attention anywhere it goes. Originally produced for use on farms, Unimogs are some of the biggest, baddest vehicles ever built, thanks to their massive ground clearance and workhorse design. Full-time AWD means they manage to get most places pretty easily—if they fit.

Honda Element

  Photo: Bryan Rogala

Much to our chagrin, Honda discontinued the Element in 2011. While it might not be the coolest-looking vehicle we saw, it’s flat rubber floor, removable rear seats, and massive amount of cargo space make for one incredible camping platform.

Toyota Tacoma

  Photo: Bryan Rogala

It should come as no surprise that one of the most common vehicles in attendance was the Toyota Tacoma. It’s tested, reliable platform makes it one of the most popular overland vehicles on the market. It doesn’t hurt that they run approximately forever. We loved this Gen 1 Tacoma, which featured heavy-duty front and rear bumpers and a bed-mounted rooftop tent.

Exploring Elements EEXP

  Photo: Bryan Rogala

Bryan Dorr of Exploring Elements turned a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 into what he calls the EEXP. It was one of the most popular vehicles at the show, thanks to its custom XPCamper shell and plethora of adventure gear stashed on top.

Grind TV – Trailermade Feature

Check out the write up by Grind TV on the recent launch of, an RV rental site through community.  “Thor the Van” made the cut for the article!

Trailermade is a like an AirBNB for Airstreams and other RVs. Photo: Trailermade.

Whether you just want to get away and need mobile sleeping quarters to add some awesome sauce to your trip or you want to make a few bucks on the RV, travel trailer or camper van you already have, you have to check out Trailermade, a peer-to-peer rental company for the original adventuremobiles.The Airbnb for the Airstream set was started by two cousins who were tired of rising housing prices, said sayonara to their corporate gigs and started this company. Their corporate HQ? An Airstream.

“Our whole focus is building communities all over and to connect likeminded travelers. Because in the camping industry, it can be daunting for people who have never camped. So Trailermade is bridging that gap and allowing your everyday person to have access to explore the outdoors,” says co-founder Josh Toedt.
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Recently launched, Trailermade had just over 300 users at the time of this writing and about 60 listings, mainly in California and Colorado, including a rad Sportmobile. According to Toedt, the community’s numbers are growing daily. And they’ve already secured partnerships with big-time outdoor players like Patagonia, Tern Bicycles and Snow Peak.

Renters can rent a vehicle and take it on the road or keep it where they found it. Early adopters include a lot of surfers, cyclists and photographers — many of whom already know and love the chase-the-stoke camping lifestyle.

Newbies are just as passionate. Toedt says renters who are greener are using the service to explore their backyards and places close to home — typically, just a few hours away
Trailermade also rents Sprinter vans, RVs, and camper vans. Photo: Trailermade.
Toedt freely admits that this lifestyle is not for everyone, but if you’re a less-is-more sort of person, it’s worth checking out. “Life is more about the experiences you have than how much stuff you actually own,” he says. “It’s easier if you’re already living minimally to adapt that lifestyle.”
Interested in renting out Thor the Van?  Check out for more info!
Click the link for the full write up on Grind TV

Bent Gate 2015 Season Kick Off

If you’re like me you’ve started counting down the days to ski season.   To help scratch that itch Bent Gate in Golden, CO is throwing a ski season kick off party on September 24th!!  I will be bringing Thor the Sportsmobile and displaying it at the party.  Swing by and check out your very own 4×4 ski chalet!! mountaineering

Into The Wild is also running a special for the party!  Swing by the van to pick a coupon for a free night of rental with a 3 night package!

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A Sportsmobile, the only true Ski in/Ski out lodging in the world!!

Check out the event details below

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Quick Details:

Bentgate Mountaineering’s
6th Annual Ski Season Kickoff Party
A benefit for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center,
American Mountaineering Museum and Friends of Berthoud Pass

Free Ski Expo | Backcountry Games | Giveaways | Silent Auction | Ski Movies | Live Music | Mountain Toad Brewing | Food Trucks

Thursday, September 24th
5pm – 10pm
at the American Mountaineering Center
710 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401

Free entry to Ski Expo 5pm – 8pm:
Come check out this seasons best new gear
and buy your season tickets to:

A basin
Crested Butte
Echo Mountain is Back!

 Ticket Bundle:
$20 Presale
$25 at the door

Purchasing a ticket gets you:
1 Beer Ticket, 3 Backcountry Games Tickets,
1 Movie Admission and a chance to win Prizes!
(movie will be announced soon)

Visit for more details and tickets

11118377_893020447427818_5978230461884315605_n – Adventure Through Community

Recently Into The Wild Expedition was asked to list the Sportsmobile on a new and upcoming website called  This site offers rentals from tiny homes to a fully restored airstream.  Their business concept sits well outside the box of your typical “1-800-Cruise-America” RV rental.  I’m looking forward to working with this unique community site!  Swing by and check out our listing!

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A little about the owners

Two cousins tired of rising house prices ditch their corporate life to live out of an airstream and start Trailermade, a peer to peer trailer rental company empowering others to rent their trailers out to make extra money and become part of the new mobile community. 

Trailermade brings you adventure by renting an RV, Travel Trailer, Camper Van, or Destination Spot through community. You can stay in a stay(ionary) location, play tow/drive to the destination of your choice, or Park-It, park on a campsite, land, or driveway.”

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Nomad Inc and Into The Wild Team Up

With names like Nomad Inc and Into The Wild, adventure seekers will not be disappointed.

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Recently Into The Wild Expedition Rentals and Nomad Inc have come together, bringing expertise from both the adventure travel and the adventure sport worlds.

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Nomad Inc. is an adventure travel and photography company, specializing in custom skiing/snowboarding, surfing, and mountain biking trips. Their philosophy is to start with a desired destination and activity, understand your goals, then artfully craft an authentic trip itinerary to bring your inspired adventure to life. With all of their trips, you are accompanied by a Nomad Ambassador who is also an experienced photographer to document your unique journey with professional images.

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Now combine that expertise with the capability and accommodations of a fully outfitted 4×4 Sportsmobile.  Spend the day on a guided mountain bike ride, then hop into your Sportsmobile and seek out secluded backcountry camping.  Into The Wild will also help with travel itineraries to make sure you find the best trails and camp spots in your area of travel.  Don’t worry about bringing any camp gear.  Your adventure-mobile comes fully stocked with anything from wine glasses to sunscreen.  Also with 200w of solar power, no need to check in at a busy campground.
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If your interested in getting the full package deal contact either Into The Wild or Nomad Inc for rates and availability!

What is Overlanding?

The guys and gals over at Overland Journal answered a very good question.  What is Overlanding?  This type of traveling is very popular overseas, and its popularity is steadily growing in North America.  Check out the write up below.

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“Thor” the van, exploring with some recent Overlanders
History, wildlife, culture, scenery, self-sufficiency – these are the rewards of overlanding.

Overlanding describes self-reliant adventure travel to remote destinations where the journey is the primary goal. Typically, but not exclusively, accommodated by mechanized off-highway capable transport (from bicycles to trucks) where the principal form of lodging is camping; often lasting for extended lengths of time (months to years) and often spanning international boundaries. While expedition is defined as a journey with a purpose, overlanding sees the journey as the purpose.

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Car Camping

Traveling in a vehicle to an established campground. If there is a picnic table there, it is probably car camping.

Back Country Adventure

A one-day or multi-day off-highway trip on an adventure motorcycle or in a 4WD vehicle.


Vehicle-supported, self-reliant adventure travel, typically exploring remote locations and interacting with other cultures.

Vehicle-Dependent Expedition

An organized, vehicle-dependent journey with a defined purpose, often geographic or scientific in nature.

Expedition Vehicle

A 4WD vehicle or adventure motorcycle prepared for self-reliant travel over long distances, through unpredictable weather and over variable terrain.

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Technical terrain can be encountered throughout the journey, and the travelers may even seek out the most challenging route to a destination as part of their experience, but overland travel is not the same as recreational “fourwheeling”, where the primary objective is overcoming challenging obstacles. The critical point to the term overland travel is that the purpose is to include at least two or more of the following: 1. Remote locations, 2. Cultures other than your own, 3. Under-explored or under-documented regions, 4. Self-reliance in unfamiliar territories for multiple days, weeks or months. That is to say, an overnight trip to the local mountains on a well-documented route, staying in an established campground with full-hookups, is not an overland adventure, it is a backcountry trip or at the very least, car camping.

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  1. Primary purpose: Exploration and adventure travel
  2. Duration: Typically a week to many years. Can be only a few days if the route is particularly remote, challenging, or infrequently traveled.
  3. Logistics: Detailed planning is required for environmental, geographic, and geopolitical contingencies.
  4. Route Finding: Navigation is easy, typically on known routes that are well documented
  5. Camping: Remote or established campgrounds
  6. International Borders: Rarely includes crossing of international borders
  7. Risk: Low risk to personnel, moderate risk to equipment on more challenging tracks.
  8. Terrain: Backcountry travel often includes challenging trails as part of the adventure, with trails like the Dusy Ershim and longer routes in Moab, Utah being an example.

Looking to check out the world of Overlanding? Swing over to our site and rent your fully kitted out 4×4 Sportsmobile.

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For all your overlanding info, make sure to check out

Trail Scouts

Trail Scout: The Utah Canyonlands and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Overland Journal has come out with their series Trail Scouts.  This video is a perfect example of the beauty and utility of Overlanding, enjoy!

Routes are close to infinite in Canyon Country and we encourage you to explore within your capabilities. For this Trail Scout we will focus on a new classic that takes us through a very remote section of Canyonlands National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and the San Rafael Desert. Your trip may be shorter or longer depending on how you assemble the different pieces. This will hopefully serve as inspiration to plan your own adventure in this amazing section of one of our largest national parks.


After topping up with fuel at the Hite Marina, get off the tarmac via NP633 from Highway 95, less than a quarter mile north of the airstrip and the Colorado River. The fairly fast and smooth dirt road will be punctuated by small washouts, sand patches, and sandstone slabs as it curves gently towards the northeast towards The Maze District of Canyonlands NP. The Cove turnout to the north offers the best permit-free camping; it’s approximately 15 miles from Highway 95. Anything farther north will require obtaining the proper paperwork. The trail winds around the drops of Rock Canyon and then across the Andy Miller Flats. The Orange Cliffs, Gunsight Butte, and the Chocolate Drops stand towering to the north and west. After some thirty-odd miles various junctions in the trail will head off to Sunset Pass, the Doll House, Beehive Arches and other worthwhile detours. Continuing on NP633 into the area known as Lands End will lead to the Maze Overlook junction. Back towards the southwest, the Flint Trail climbs up a tight, rocky series of steep switchbacks. Depending on the current trail conditions, this climb often presents the greatest technical challenge of the route; wet weather provides great excitement with limited traction and sheer drops around each bend. At the top of the Flint Trail we veer north through Gordon Flats to the North Point campground. The fork to the right on NP744 takes a path over a rockier trail for eight miles, ending in a “T” with Panorama Point a couple of miles to the south and Cleopatra’s Chair almost the same distance to the north. After visiting one or both, return over the North Point road to the campground and turn right to the northwest in the direction of the Hans Flats Ranger Station. A large, graded road emerges from the lonely desert outpost and cuts to the north across Robber’s Roost to Highway 24. If you follow the most direct route you will cover around 110 miles, though our experience with exploring side roads and other points of interest suggests your mileage will be closer to 250 miles over a 5-day period.



Canyonlands National Park is comprised of over 300,000 acres in southeast Utah and is divided into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the Rivers. The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area follows the western edge of the park and falls under its jurisdiction. The park was established in 1964 and is visited by nearly half a million people each year. Despite its popularity, the rugged topography of the park and its large trail network provide many opportunities for remote exploration, with ever-increasing isolation the farther one travels from the developed park facilities. The area is characterized by its widely varied sandstone features such as mesas, staircases, spires, domes, and cliffs. The landscape is vegetated by junipers and piñon pines, and much of the ground is covered by cryptobiotic soil. The Green and Colorado rivers join in a confluence in the approximate center of the park and then flow together into Lake Powell to the south in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The remote Maze District only accounts for 3 percent of the 440,000 annual park visitors, approximately 14,000 persons per year.



Nomadic peoples are known to have existed in the Canyonlands area over 10,000 years ago. Later, the Ancient Pueblo peoples from the south and the Fremont from the west settled in the area more permanently. Visible traces of their communities remain today in the form of dwellings, granaries, pottery shards, pictographs and petroglyphs. In the last few thousand years the Utes, Navajos, and Paiutes hunted and gathered in the Canyonlands. Early European explorers largely circumnavigated the difficult terrain of the area, but hunters and trappers began to penetrate the area in the early 19th century. In 1869, Major John Wesley Powell mapped the Green and Colorado rivers and some of the surrounding canyons as part of his famous expedition from Wyoming to Arizona. Beginning in the 1880s, ranchers grazed livestock in the Canyonlands and were responsible for creating an early network of trails. Many of the same families worked cattle and sheep on the land until the 1970s. During the more lawless period of Western expansion, Butch Cassidy and The Wild Bunch absconded into the maze of intricate canyons now located in the park in their efforts to elude capture. The residence of notorious outlaws such as Butch Cassidy earned the place name “Robbers Roost” that is still used today. Government incentivized mining exploration for atomic projects in the 1950s provided funding for the first network of roads that laid the groundwork for recreational visitation.



A high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended for this route. Suitable off-pavement use tires and a full-size spare are advisable. Vehicle aids such as traction differentials or recovery tools may be needed depending on driver aptitude and ability. The distances covered are substantial and additional fuel supplies are a necessity for gasoline-powered vehicles. Travel time may vary from two to five days. Navigation is easily performed using paper maps. There is limited access to water in the elevations above the rivers and visitors should be self-sufficient. All backcountry considerations for health and safety should be applied as emergency resources are not close at hand.

When to go:

When to go

The weather is most accommodating in spring and fall when temperatures are moderate and precipitation is limited. Visitors are also more frequent during the summer travel season. Rain in the summer monsoon season and snow in the winter will make steep sections of the trail much more challenging.



There are many miles of trails and roads within Canyonlands National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, but the possible routes don’t immediately present a conventional loop. It’s best to approach the idea of traveling through the park with the expectation of a return visit. Don’t try to see it all in one go: Seek out the destinations that most interest you and be prepared to backtrack or overlap as necessary. Photographic opportunities abound, but the strong Utah sun will limit the quality of midday camerawork. Utilize the golden hours after dawn and before sunset, and account for them in planning when you will cross the most visually interesting portions of the park. If you travel by vehicle, don’t be afraid to visit some of it on foot when the engine isn’t running. The complicated, overlapping terrain features often obscure discoveries that are very close at hand. Hiking over a hill or climbing down into a small canyon may yield spectacular results.



All overnight trips in the backcountry of Utah’s Canyonlands require a permit. The Orange Cliffs Unit of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area shares Canyonlands’ western boundary and is administered under the same backcountry management plan and permit/reservation system. Permits are issued seven days a week at district visitor centers and the Hans Flat Ranger Station, and can be reserved in advance (see below). Walk-in permits are only available the day before or the day of a trip, and are issued up to one hour before the close of business each day.

Current and specific park regulations can be viewed at:

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Canyonlands shares a headquarters facility with the parks of the Southeast Utah Group
2282 SW Resource Blvd.
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 719-2100

Camp Along The USA Pro Challenge Route – Aug 17-23

The USA Pro Challenge Race is right around the corner!  Chase these amazing athletes through Colorado as they climb over some of the most beautiful mountain passes in North America.

With the Sportsmobile you will be able to find camping near the stages and beat the crowd to popular viewing areas.

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Ok, that concludes my sales pitch.  I personally think it would be sooo cool to follow the race in this rig.  If someone doesn’t rent “Thor” I might just have to do it myself!  The van is quickly booking for August but the dates for the race are still open!

Click here for more info on the race and route.

If your interested in renting a Sportsmobile for the race Click Here for rental and amenities info.

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