Trunk Picnic

Whether it’s a road trip or I’m feeling antsy in my little city apartment, trunk picnics are some of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon. (Also, take note – killer date idea!)

On road trips, especially through National Parks I’ll make sure I pack most of my gear in the backseat and leave the trunk relatively open. It’ll have a cooler and a couple of blankets because it becomes our seat, table, cutting board – the trunk is the star!

When driving through National Parks, it’s really convenient because instead of waiting for a picnic area that’s crowded and you have to lug everything out and back, you just find a safe place to pull off and angle the trunk at the incredible view.

In Moab, we picked a spot along the Colorado River and set up shop.

Kylie Bearse Rover Cooler on Moab Picnic

I packed up the ROVR for sandwiches, fruit and usually a beer or two for the passenger! Anyone who knows me knows I love a cheese board, so sometimes that’s what I’ll stuff into the cooler and just graze while soaking in the view.

From Denver I’ve got a couple of favorite trunk picnic locations: the first is in Boulder and I drive up Baseline road until I find a view I love (usually out of cell phone service.) Another is a bit longer but it’s totally worth the trip, Lake Estes in Estes Park!

Kylie Bearse in Trunk for Moab Picnic
Kylie Bearse View From Trunk Picnic
Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

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Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

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