Living and exploring in Colorado can be an expensive endeavor, and having all the proper gear takes up a lot of valuable square footage. So adventurers can be forgiven for not owning a full camping setup. And we’re certain some of the 82.4 million folks who visit our beautiful state don’t want to lug their camping equipment onto a plane (and pay yet another airline fee).
Which is why we’re digging Ridden‘s latest rental offering: camping boxes. The Breckenridge-based gear rental shop (which also runs fat bike tours) launched their latest project in June. The kits—available year-round—include all the necessary gear for two people to camp in the great outdoors: a four-person tent, cooking stove and cookware, lantern, headlamps, sleeping pads and bags, and even toilet paper. Food, water, firewood, camping chairs, and personal hygiene products (think: bug spray and toothpaste) are not included.
Pricing starts at $79 per day (multi-day trips get a discount; two to three days is $59.99 and three to six days is $49.99), and the shop prefers at least 24 hours notice to book. If you have a larger group, just tell the shop and they’ll throw in additional sleeping pads and bags for a small fee. The boxes are designed for more casual car camping excursions, but packs and lighter cooking equipment are available by request for those hoping to backpack.
As for what adventure to set out on? Everyone who works at Ridden is a local, so feel free to hit them up for recommendations. Or check out 5280′s updated guide to camping in Colorado for some ideas.