Vanlife At Dinosaur National Monument Jensen And Vernal Utah

Our road trip from Colorado into Utah started with a visit to Dinosaur National Monument and the surrounding area of Jensen and Vernal. We had such a great time hiking around the National Monument, visiting the Quarry Exhibit Hall and the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum in Vernal and learning about our ancient history.

The area has so much to offer from places to see dinosaur tracks and petroglyphs to great hiking trails, river rafting on the Green River and Yampa River, kayaking and swimming in the nearby reservoirs, camping and more. We loved vanlife in the Dinosaur area, we parked overnight at different spots and camped for a few days inside the Dinosaur National Monument and at Red Fleet State Park.

US National Park Service Dinosaur National Monument (Quarry Museum is on the Utah side): https://www.nps.gov/dino/index.htm

Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum Vernal: https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/uta…

Uintah County Heritage Museum Vernal: https://www.uintahmuseum.org/

Red Fleet State Park (camping, swimming, water sports, dinosaur tracks): https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/red…

There are very few vegan/vegetarian-friendly dining options to be found in this area. We mostly cooked our own meals and ate out a couple times at the following restaurants:

Antica Forma: http://www.anticaforma.com/

Vernal Brewing Company: http://www.vernalbrewing.com/

We definitely recommend a visit to this area. Let us know in the comments below if you have any tips as well! Thanks for subscribing to our channel!

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Vanlife in Grand Junction and Grand Mesa Colorado

Grand Junction and Grand Mesa are awesome for Van Life! There are great camping and boondocking spots in the surrounding BLM and National Forest and we even found a few spots next to the River beautiful river.

For sure we recommend a visit to downtown Grand Junction and Colorado’s Grand Mesa which is one of the largest flat-top mountains in the world! The stunning Colorado National Monument is just outside of Grand Junction and definitely worth a visit.

The downtown area has much to offer, from great Restaurants, an artisan bakery, small shops and stores with local products, bike rentals and easy access to the wonderful riverfront trail that spans over 22 miles from neighboring Palisade through Grand Junction to Fruita: https://oneriverfront.org/trails

There is great hiking, trail running and cycling in the surrounding area as well as at Grand Mesa and Colorado National Monument. There’s even petroglyphs to be found on some of the nearby trails. Also kayaking or river rafting on the Colorado River are great options.

Our Favorite Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly and Farm to Table Restaurants:

Bin 707 Foodbar

Cafe Sol

Pablo’s Pizza

Also Check Out:

Museum of the West

Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

Palisades – the neighboring town is really cute and has many great cafes and restaurants and artisan shops.

We really loved our time in and around Grand Junction and definitely will be back one day for more exploring, hiking and wild camping.

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Downtown Farmers Market, Grand Junction, Colorado

Here is our visit to the Grand Junction Farmers Market in Colorado. We loved the locally grown produce and sustainably sourced products.

Some of the local specialties we bought and loved were the freshly roasted peppers, home made pasta and vegan ice cream, the famous palisade peaches, fresh made pasta, handmade soaps, and locally sourced produce, spices and herbs. We really loved this market with its relaxed atmosphere.

The market takes place in the middle of downtown on Main Street between June and September on Thursdays from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

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Vanlife Traveling in Telluride Colorado Southwest
Telluride is worth a visit for sure! From superb hiking trails, steep mountains with wonderful views, free gondola rides and a cute town with a great relaxed vibe, we absolutely loved our trip into this beautiful area!


Here is our vanlife traveling guide for Telluride Colorado:

Telluride is not only a great getaway if you are visiting and staying in a hotel or airbnb but also awesome for vanlife! With great camping options, public toilets and inexpensive hot showers at the Town Park you are good to go!

Although the town has pretty strict parking rules, there are a couple of parking garages in town as well as a large parking lot (located at the beginning of the main street into town) that allow parking overnight.

But even better, there is beautiful National Forest all around this area and you can find places to camp through the National Forest Service.
Also iOverlander.com, campendium.com and freecampsites.net have a few good listings in the area.

Telluride Colorado
Telluride Colorado

If you prefer, you can camp at the only campground in town called Town Park (first come first serve and fills up early in the day). It’s a part of the Telluride Parks and Recreation Dpt.

There is a nice large swimming pool, tennis and volleyball courts at the Town Park as well. The good thing is, you don’t have to camp at the Town Park to be able to use the hot showers, they’re only a few dollars, just pay at the parks office.

We loved living the van life in Telluride and slept in the National Forest, during the day went for great hikes and in the evening used the Town Park hot showers and toilets before going back to the National Forest to park overnight. Perfect!

Telluride Colorado

Our favorite hikes were on the Jud Wiebe and Sneffels Highline Trail. Such great views! We also took the free gondola up to Telluride/Mountain Village and back up to San Sophia Station which is the summit at 10,540 ft where we got off and enjoyed the incredible sweeping 365-degree views of the San Juan mountains before we hiked down into town.

Telluride Colorado

Our Favorite Vegan/Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants and Ice Cream Shop

La Cocina De Luz
(great breakfast options, juices, mostly organic ingredients with many vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes)

221 South Oak
(great vegan and vegetarian options, delicious and creative seasonal menu)

Telluride Truffle Inc
(delicious ice cream and chocolate with vegan options)

High Pie Pizzeria and Tap Room
(Vegan Mozzarella Cheese and Gluten Free crust available)

Telluride Colorado
Telluride Colorado

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