The RV parks in Colorado are in every corner of the state, with some of the best RV resorts in America located in the mountainous western half. Many of Colorado’s finest campgrounds cannot be reached with large trailers or long and heavy motorhomes, but there are plenty of options for all kinds of campers in all of the state’s diverse regions.
Beginning at the southwest edge where the Four Corners National Monument is located and where Colorado meets with Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona, is Native American designated land and is home to Navajo and other regional tribes. Nearby Durango and Pagosa Springs represent the foothill gateways to the San Juan National Forest and to the Rio Grande National Forest. Climb these winding roads to get to historic towns like Telluride, Silverton, and Ouray.
Continue to motor north and you’ll soon reach Uncompahgre National Forest, Gunnison National Forest, and Grand Mesa National Forest, as well as the towns of Montrose, Grand Junction and Crested Butte. This is a playground year-round for some of the most extreme athletes and outdoors enthusiasts who live and trek here to explore and conquer the bevy of fourteen thousand foot peaks in Colorado.
The center of Colorado is home to gems like the PSICC, or The Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, and towns like Colorado Springs, Salida, Buena Vista, and Pueblo. The area is also popular among adrenaline junkies of varying methods of entertainment, from motor bikes, off-road vehicles, and challenging mountain biking trails. Those who prefer a more relaxing form of recreation also have plenty to enjoy, from world-class brown trout fishing to scenic trail hikes along the many alpine lakes of the state.
Interstate 70 runs across the Rocky Mountains and into Denver, passing through some of the most well-regarded skiing resorts along the way. Eagle/Vail, Breckenridge, Winter Park, and Keystone are all surrounded by peaks that receive plenty of snow every year and thousands upon thousands of visitors looking to have a good time in the soft white powder of the high mountains. In the summer, once the snow has melted, these spots reveal some of the best RV sites in Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapaho National Forest, and White River National Forest are dotted with lakes, fishing streams, and embraced by crisp mountain air to keep you cool when most of the rest of America is ablaze under the hot summer sun.
Denver is a great place to begin any camping trip to the Rocky Mountains, and an excellent choice for a base of operations at one of Denver’s many RV parks and resorts. Nearby towns like Boulder, Longmont, Loveland and Fort Collins all have their own RV parks, and all are just a stone’s throw from the mountains, being nestled at the base of the eastern slope, among the foothills of the Rocky Mountain range. Classic day and weekend trip options are endless from this position. Head over to Roosevelt National Forest, State Forest State Park, or Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests if time allows you the freedom to do so.