The Roofnest Blog

The Roofnest Blog

Outdoor Play


From our favorite camp spots in Colorado to top mountain biking trails in California, best-kept secret ski spots in Utah to overlanding events in Oregon you won’t want to miss, Outdoor Play is packed with new adventures to satisfy every explorer.

Why You Need to Rent a Roof Top Tent Right Now

Our roof top tents are the best way to get closer to the outdoors. There are so many reasons to own a Roofnest — from convenience and comfort to living the #vanlife without actually having to live in a van. You might be wondering if there’s a way try a Roofnest roof top tent before […]

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Where Can You Camp In Colorado During Coronavirus?

We’ve been counting down the days until we can head out to our favorite camp spots — and that day is finally upon us! We believe one of the best ways to make it through the pandemic is getting back to the root of what we love: getting some R&R in the great outdoors. While […]

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How (And Where) To Camp With Your Dog

As the country starts to open back up little by little, one of the things we’re most excited about is planning our summer camping trips. Public camping grounds and state and national parks are slowly allowing people back in to camp. If you follow the rules, avoid crowded areas, and know how to camp safely […]

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How to “Leave No Trace” When Camping

At Roofnest, we understand that our roof top tents are just half of the equation when it comes to elevating our customers’ camping experiences. The quickest, easiest, and most convenient roof top tent is only as good as the places it can take you. From our home here in the Rocky Mountains to the frozen […]

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How To Recover From A Hike Like A Champ

At Roofnest, we’re obsessed with the outdoors. We’re happy to get our wheels dirty on a mountain bike trail, brave the cold on some backcountry slopes, and test the white waters of the Colorado River with a good old-fashioned raft trip. But one of our favorite ways to experience Mother Nature is by giving our […]

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Camping Safely During Coronavirus

Every day, there are new rules and regulations for keeping our communities safe during the Covid-19 outbreak. Now that it’s spring, we’ve had to rethink how we do our favorite thing — getting outside and going camping. First things first: We encourage you to adhere to the social distancing policies that are in place on […]

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5 Best Camping Spots Under 2 Hours from Seattle

Seattle is famous for so many reasons — Jimi Hendrix, the Space Needle, Starbucks, plus Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in that one movie. But it’s also well known for the abundance of evergreen trees and forests in and around the city. There’s a reason they call it the Emerald City! And while we often […]

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3 Winter Adventures For The Whole Family

When we think of winter, we think of snow and skiing here in Colorado. But we know that not everyone skis or snowboards, so we wanted to offer a few tips on how to get in some winter adventures off the slopes. Whether your favorite way to get outside in the winter is having a […]

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The Best Way to Organize Your Outdoor Gear

Outdoor activities are a heck of a lot of fun, but they also mean having a heck of a lot of gear. Camping alone comes with a long list of must-haves to enjoy your trip to its fullest: outdoor cooking supplies, a way to stay clean, a camping power supply, and like 3 different kinds […]

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Why You Should Try Fat Biking This Winter

At Roofnest, we say there’s no bad time of the year for outdoor adventure. Hot or cold, rain or shine, we want to get outside and explore. In the winter, that means skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, snowshoeing, and more. One thing you might not think about doing in the winter, though, is hopping on your […]

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How to Live the Van Life (Without Actually Living in a Van)

If you’re like us, you’ve probably spent your fair share of time scrolling through #vanlife posts on Instagram, day-dreaming of breaking away from the 9-to-5 world, and living life on four wheels. But for most of us, dumping tens of thousands of dollars into a Sprinter van or a fixer-upper VW and turning it into […]

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Top 5 Campgrounds 2 Hours From Salt Lake City

With a Roofnest, you can leave straight from the office on a Friday afternoon and set up camp in under 1 minute once you park at your campsite. But we know that a 4-5 hour trek to an epic campsite can take away from the sense of peace and tranquility you’re chasing.  That’s why we’ve […]

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