The small city of Roosevelt is located in Duchesne County, Utah close to Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and the Dinosaur National Monument.
A young town, established in 1906, it came into being when plots of land became available for homesteaders and was named after President Theodore Roosevelt. The town grew steadily serving a far-reaching local community and is located in an area of vast oil reserves that dominate the local economy. The terrain here is rugged mountains and plateaus, with Roosevelt itself being situated at a height of 5,250 feet.
When you book an RV in Duchesne County, you’re in the very heart of Utah, surrounded by forests, mountains, and lakes. It makes an excellent starting point for exploring the state. Quite a drive west is Salt Lake City, but it’s definitely worth the trip with your Roosevelt travel trailer rental.
The Great Outdoors
Ashley National Forest covers nearly 1.4 million acres with peaks as high as 13,500 feet, vast forests, lakes, and mountains. With over 1,000 miles of hiking trails, many of which allow motorcycles, ATVs, and snowmobiles, there is plenty to explore. The forest is home to an array of wildlife, including elk, moose, deer, black bears and many more. There are a range of campgrounds in the forest perfect for you to park your motorhome rental from Roosevelt.
As the name implies, the Dinosaur National Monument contains over 800 paleontologist sites with a wide range of dinosaur fossils. Within the park is the Quarry Visitor Center which along with various exhibits also features the Wall of Bones, which is a rock layer containing hundreds of dinosaur fossils. Originally just an 80-acre site, it now encompasses over 200,000 acres and includes the stunning Green and Yampa River canyons. It is possible to bring your camper rental from Roosevelt into Dinosaur National Park as there are campgrounds that cater for large RV’s.
The Uinta Mountains are over 600 million years old with elevations between 8000 feet to the highest point at Kings Peak, standing at 13,528 feet high. The area has over 1,000 natural lakes, more than half having of them with fish populations and over 400 miles of streams. To maintain the natural beauty, most vehicles are banned, but there are some ATV trails and snowmobile tracks in the winter. There are campgrounds if you want to stay overnight although the majority are for tents.
Cruise a few miles west of Roosevelt in your RV rental, and you will find Lakeside RV campground, located on the banks of Starvation Reservoir. With over 20 pull-through sites, mostly with full-hookup, this is a small site that offers all the basics for a great stay. The facilities include shower rooms, a picnic area, and sports facilities, while on the lake you can enjoy water-skiing and fishing.
Perhaps you’re looking for a campground with more facilities, in which case maybe the Vernal/Dinosaurland KOA will fit the bill. This site has everything the family could need, including a swimming pool, free WiFi and cable TV. You’ll also find mini-golf, a dog park for your furry friends, and a whole range of sport and games facilities. There are sites that can cater for RV’s of up to 80 feet in length and offer full-hookups.
Exploring the City
In the west part of the city, you’ll find Constitutional Park, one of four city parks in Roosevelt. The park is a great location for sports activities, with a baseball and soccer fields, and a volleyball court. The kids will enjoy the playground and skate park while the walking route and picnicking facilities will keep the adults happy.
Every year the city holds the Uintah Basin in Celebration event with a huge range of activities and shows for all the family. From sports events like softball and a triathlon to arts and crafts shows and Tai Chi. This event really does have something for everyone. The UBIC is held at the end of July every year and usually last about a week.
Each July, the city reverberates to the sound of engines and squealing tires as the Uintah Basin Car Show begins. Started in 2009 as a small car show, the event has quickly grown and now features a burnout competition, and in past years restored cars have been given away to lucky winners. On the Friday prior to the show and evening cruise takes place that ends at the Roosevelt drive-in movie, one of the last remaining in Utah.
Dining in Roosevelt is dominated by American style steak and burger restaurants and of course the household name fast-food outlets. There is a Chinese restaurant and a handful of Mexicans to add a little variety however and more if you venture further afield.
If it's a taste of the cool Utah temperatures you are seeking, consider a travel trailer rental in Roosevelt. Enjoy a relaxing campfire, watch a sunrise, and marvel in the jaw-dropping landscape. Rent a luxury motorhome in Roosevelt, UT and have fun exploring.