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Bitchin' Basecamp
+ Cantina

Target Opening

April, 2024

what to expect

Sky Outpost :: Baja-inspired glamping/camping/lodging with 81 unique pods including ADA-accessible sites:

  • 10 custom renovated vintage caravans (think Airstreams, Spartans, Silver Streaks) | 4 season

  • 17 architect-designed surf shack casitas | 4 season

  • 8 NOMAD® cabins | 4 season

  • 12 full-service rv camping sites | 4 season

  • 12 vaner sites | 4 season

  • 22 primitive tent sites | 3 season

El Jet's Cantina :: Baja-inspired indoor|outdoor cantina + eatery serving serving the best damn margaritas, cold beers + street tacos, ceviches, empanadas, power roll burritos + weekly, seasonal inspirations

  • Stationary El Jet's food truck + 3 guest food trucks on rotation

  • Hammocks, chimineas, firepits, swing shack, shade palapas, volleyball, climbing rock 

  • Live music

  • Folk art mercado

origin story

18 years ago, 5 good pals and their 3 rogue kids pointed south in a 31’ RV for 14 days. We hit every roadside taco stand, drank salty margs & ice-cold beers, laughed with locals, skipped showers for days and ran naked on the beach (well, the kids did). And we’re still friends. Days were simple, free-spirited, sun-soaked. No watches, no worries. By the time we crossed the border in Tijuana with salt on our lips and soulshine in our eyes, the best fish tacos & margaritas were still out there... at that moment the vision of el jet’s cantina + sky outpost was born. Coming in 2022, bringing Baja to you.

sky outpost 'garage' entrance

el jet's cantina | interior vibe

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sky outpost | surf shack casitas


el jet's cantina | front deck 

location, location, location

  • In the heart of downtown Grand Junction, Colorado

  • On the banks of Colorado River, riverfront trail, put-in/take-out

  • Overlooking the Colorado National Monument

  • 2 miles by trail to Lunch Loop Trailhead world-class mtb singletrack

  • Steps to to the Dos Rios Bike Park

  • Steps to the Las Colonias amphitheater + upper river park

  • Future 2-mile river park connect/float/shuttle + island bike park

  • Revitalizing the sacred, once-blighted confluence of the Colorado + Gunnison Rivers

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5-acre site plan

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el jet's tequilas | reposado, añejo, mezcal

renovating vintage caravans

The Kickstarter campaign funding helped renovate and customize 11 vintage silver bullets into dreamy vacation pods for nightly/weekly/monthly 4-season rentals. Artisans Ryan Smith, Tim Navin + Jenny James are the craftsmen/artisans making it happen. Each custom reno will sleep 2-4+ and feature french doors opening onto a shady deck with epic views, queen bed, fold-out couch/bed, mini-split climate control, library lounge + coffee/laptop station. 'The Betty' is being built-out right now in Riverside, next to the property. We have 11 caravans (5 Spartans, 4 Airstreams, 1 Silver Streak, 1 Airfloat)... your contribution helped bring these 11 badass beauties to life!


the Betty | french doors by Ryan + Tim

a movement

  • Making a difference while showing that capitalism and the greater social good are not mutually exclusive constructs

  • The social capital + PASSION invested by locals and outdoorists who have heard told the story of el jet's cantina + sky outpost has harnessed energy that will carry us from groundbreaking to margarita celebrating on the river! 

  • mission promise :: a bridge to create and celebrate culture, community & confluence

  • social impact promise :: employ and empower latino youth through servant leadership model

  • vision :: a sustainable, replicable model that bridges communities, empowers latino youth + drives outdoor rec (orec) tourism


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jen taylor

buena vida hq, llc  •  el jet’s cantina™ •  sky outpost™

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el jet's cantina | entrance

sky outpost garage | entrance

the vision

A destination with purpose :: a mission-fueled, outdoor rec + wellness hospitality destination promising hip, eclectic lodging and a cantina|eatery featuring a margarita bar, cold beers and the best fish tacos + ceviche on earth, all within steps of the Colorado River and world-class mountain biking

Mission Promise :: to bridge, create and celebrate culture, community and confluence


This passionate eco resort is designed to complement the natural beauty and character of adjacent Riverside neighborhood, Grand Junction, Colorado, its confluence, its history and its people

the vision

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