There is no way to experience the beauty of a national park quite like camping inside of one. According to a certain auto critic, stopping to camp is the only real way to have a road trip, though many people do not have access to a Ford Ranger or another vehicle capable of handling the remote roads found inside these parks. Camila Ramirez and Eric Collier of Overland Discovery recognized this issue, and have started offering up Jeep Wranglers and other off-road ready vehicles for rent in Denver, Colorado. These aren’t your standard rental Jeeps however, as they are fully decked out with camping gear.
Overland Discovery currently has a lineup that includes two and four-door Jeep Wranglers and Rubicons, two Ram ProMaster “camper vans”, as well as a new 2020 Jeep Gladiator that all have been modified for camping duty. The amenities include a rooftop tent with a 3-inch memory foam mattress, blankets and pillows, a propane stove and cookware, a YETI cooler, camping chairs and two gallons of water. Each vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission for ease of use in the mountain roads, as well as four-wheel drive.
The camper Jeeps look pretty awesome, and we are sure that they offer an experience better than that of a tent on the ground. The off-road capability of a Jeep Wrangler or Gladiator is always welcome on the unpaved roads in Colorado, which vastly outnumber those covered in asphalt. Overlanding has been growing as a trend in recent years as well, and a number of rigs have been built with this type of adventuring in mind.
Overland Discovery is hoping to expand to the Las Vegas region in the near future, thanks to the city’s proximity to 16 national parks. The company says that customers will be able to leave from Denver and overland their way to Vegas, which sounds like an awesome journey to take. Prices currently range from $145-245 a night with a three-night minimum.