Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area Utah Hiking and Kayaking
On our trip through northern Utah we decided to spend a day at the beautiful Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area to enjoy the beautiful views and the cool water with a hike and a few hours of kayaking.

Flaming Gorge Country

The Flaming Gorge Reservoir impounds water of the Green River, the reservoir extends as far as 91 miles from Wyoming to Northern Utah. The Gorge, Green River and surrounding Ashley National Forest provide for many outdoor activities from camping, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, boating, fishing, river rafting, and more.

We started the day with a hike on the beautiful South rim located 1,700 feet above the lake. and enjoyed the sweeping views. We parked our van at the visitor center located at 1475 Red Canyon Rd, Dutch John, UT 84023 (with water and restrooms available) and hiked along the Red Canyon Rim Trail which is a 4.8 mile long trail (9.6 mile out and back): https://www.visitutah.com/articles/fl…

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After the hike we drove down to the reservoir where we rented a kayak at the Cedar Springs Marina located at the South-East end of the reservoir at 2675 North Cedar Springs Road, Dutch John, UT 84023. We loved our time on the cold water and had a fun time. FYI: The nearby Red Canyon Lodge has a restaurant, grocery store, cabin rentals, as well as bike rentals. There are many great hikes and campgrounds located in the surrounding area and dispersed free camping can be found in the National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/ashl…

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River Rafting On The Green River Dinosaur National Monument Utah

During our visit to Dinosaur National Monument we enjoyed a fun day floating on the beautiful Green River through the Green River Canyon and Split Mountain Gorge. The river runs through Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado and through the Dinosaur National Monument. This is a great way to enjoy the views on a hot day while getting splashed by the cool river water and enjoy the water adventure with a group of like-minded people. Our rafting guide was very knowledgeable and has been rafting the Green River for many years and we learned so much about the area from history, geology, fauna and flora from him during the float.

We chose a company called Adrift that is located just outside the Monument in Jensen for our rafting trip. We are not sponsored by them and we paid full price for our trip, we recommend them due to their professional service: https://adrift.com/

For more info on the Dinosaur National Monument check out this link:
https://www.nps.gov/dino/index.htm

 

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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 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.

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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!

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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.

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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)

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Telluride Colorado

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