Overlanding - not all rigs are created equal and there are certain elements and features that can take your experience to the next level. At Overland Discovery, we pride ourselves in providing the ultimate rig set-up for your overland adventures. Let’s take a closer look at what each rig has to offer and how these features play a key role in making your trip fun and efficient.
Known for its majestic welcome committee of wild elk and endless opportunities for exploring, Rocky Mountain National Park is a true escape into the wild. Every year, thousands of adventurists from all over the world travel up the twisting and turning mountain roads to experience this place of wonder. With its awe inspiring views of the rugged Rocky Mountains capped with snow year round, expansive valley floors of diverse and fragrant wild flowers, and wild life straight out of national geographic, you will forever be captivated by this mountain world.
With your kitted out rig from Overland Discovery that includes all the basic equipment you need for your overland adventure, you won’t have to think too hard about what to pack. From layered clothing (key in this region!) to footwear to food to fuel you throughout your trip, here’s a list of our Top 10 Overlanding Essentials.
After leaving the cozy town of Palisade known for the sweetest peaches in North America we headed southwest towards Gateway Colorado. With no expectations for the adventure ahead, just the open road and some great tunes flowing from the speakers of our overland rig, we made our way further into the West. Following the commands of the GPS we turned left onto highway 50 and a right onto State Highway 141.
Summer is here and that means… festival season! If there’s one thing Colorado and the surrounding states love, it’s a good summer festival. You can find festivals for anything your heart desires: music, mountain biking, yoga, paddling, fishing, road biking, running, hiking, climbing, food, wine, brews, all of the above… the list goes on. You name it and you can likely find a festival. There is no better time to rent an overlanding rig than attending a multi-day festival!
JEEP GLADIATOR CAMPER/OVERLANDING VEHICLEWith a name like Gladiator it’s no wonder why this new mid-size truck-designed-Jeep has got everyone talking. Handsome and burly just like all of its Jeep predecessors but with the added cargo space for hauling loads and upgraded towing capacity, this on and off the road monster will be the center of attention at all the meet-ups.
Overlanding has a long and storied history, sharing its roots with the growth and expansion of human civilization and, while humans have been “overlanding” since the beginning of their existence, today the term conjures much different images than it did long ago. But what exactly is overlanding? What about all the 4WDs cruising off-roads? Is that overlanding? Is there a difference between overlanding and off-roading? If you’re confused, you aren’t alone. While we explored overlanding in earlier posts, here we’ll dive a bit further into the difference between overlanding and off-roading.
Not the deepest of canyons in North America but one of the most dramatic, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison is one of many hidden gems in Colorado. Standing at the canyon’s rim you’ll be awestruck by the beauty and grandeur the rock walls so proudly present. The uniqueness of the rock is nothing like you’ve seen before.
There are places that truly slow down time. It's not often you experience this feeling, but amongst the desert landscape surrounded by the red walls of Moab is where you can find this phenomenon. Known for its stunning views and endless outdoor activities, it's no wonder this travel destination in Utah is known as one of the adventure capitals of the world. Whatever you seek by traveling in this direction, you will find it in Moab.
Boasting camp spots as wild as the Colorado coyote’s howling in the distance, picturesque mountain vistas, and a remoteness you seek on your adventures off the beaten path, the Switzerland Trail offers unrivaled exploring opportunities. Winding about just beyond the city limits of Boulder lies what’s left of a historic narrow gauge railroad once operating during the big mining days of Colorado’s past.
Dip Your Toes in the WestAs the sun sets in the West painting the Sangre de Cristo mountain range in warm hues of pink and orange the relaxation sets in. You find yourself under a blanket of stars in what feels like the middle of nowhere soaking in a hot mineral bath while a lone owl hoots softly behind you from a tree just out of sight.