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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.

8 of the Most Relaxing Natural Hot Springs in California

Winter is undoubtedly the best season to take a dip in a steaming hot spring. There’s nothing better than cozying up in a warm pool after a long day of exploring all the natural wonders that California has to offer. There’s a multitude of incredible California hot springs nestled in the mountains and scattered across […]

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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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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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Cut Down on Holiday Waste with a DIY Bicycle Wheel Wreath

Image courtesy of REI.com Ah, the holidays…food, gifts, family…and unfortunately, a whole lot of waste. According to Stanford University, Americans throw out about 25% more trash during the holiday season, adding up to an extra 1 million tons of waste. While that amount of waste can feel incomprehensible, what’s not so mind-blowing is how simple […]

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Skiing Recovery Tips for Your First Day Back On the Slopes

Here at Roofnest, our passion for epic adventure is what drove us to start making hard shell roof top tents in the first place. And once winter rolls around in our home base of Colorado, epic adventure means one thing: skiing. We spend a lot of time hitting the slopes, from the Rocky Mountains’ iconic […]

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Why Every Backcountry Skier Needs A Roofnest

  As winter is rolling in, we’ve already seen some snow in Colorado and both Keystone and A-Basin have opened. What we’re really excited about is more snow to fall so we can skin out into the backcountry and find some fresh tracks. We all know the feeling of waking up to a foot of […]

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VIDEO: Fall Mountain Biking With Joey Schusler

Crisp air, golden leaves, and snot dripping down our faces…nothing beats mountain biking in the fall. Except for maybe one thing: crawling out of your roof top tent in the morning and being greeted by shuddering aspen leaves, misty mountain tops, and the sound of Elk bugling in the distance. Roofnest roof top tents go […]

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3 Tips to Trail Ride Like a Local No Matter Where You Are

Hey Roofnest Flock, Tim Nickles here. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Sierra Nevadas, there’s hardly a corner of our great country where you can’t find a new mountain bike trail to enjoy. Whether you find yourself wandering a new city while on a business trip or stopping off in a small town along your […]

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2019 Summer Bike Races Across Colorado

Image courtesy of Kim Heintz Mountain and road bikers from around the world spend much of the year eagerly awaiting Colorado’s bike-racing season. From the sweeping mountain views to the thin air and high altitudes, Colorado bike races offer no shortage of bragging rights for cyclists from all corners of the globe. At Roofnest, we’d […]

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4 Tips to Avoid Altitude Sickness

If you’ve had it, you know it’s the absolute worst. If you haven’t…just trust us, it is. Altitude sickness can hold you back from experiencing the bird’s-eye view you’re looking for in your Roofnest. With a Roofnest, you have the opportunity to sleep wherever you can park. As such, many people Roofnest at very high […]

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