Colorado is a vacationer’s dream. With sweeping mountain vistas, crystal clear rivers, and over 39,000 miles of mapped trails, it’s no wonder that Colorado is considered a must-see destination. Whether you are someone who enjoys the adrenaline rush of white water kayaking or a retiree looking for a peaceful bird-watching excursion in the high-country, Colorado is a mecca for outdoor activities spanning across interests.
At Transwest, we meet countless folks who are interested in packing up their RV and heading to one of the many beautiful locations the Colorado Rockies has to offer.
Whether you recently purchased an RV and are planning for your first adventures, or you are a travel veteran, Colorado offers some of the top RV resorts the country has to offer. Check out these top picks for RV resorts in Colorado, broken down into relaxing getaways or options for the more adventurous RVer.
RV Resorts for Relaxing Getaways
If your version of traveling the country involves creature comforts, meeting new friends, and relaxing evenings exploring nearby restaurants and shops, the following Colorado RV resorts are for you. Spanning across the state, choose one or combine the five together for a memorable Colorado summer.
Estes Park is considered the gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park. This quaint mountain town features boutique shopping, delicious dining, craft breweries, and nature galore. Whether you opt to head to the links for a round of golf or drive into the Rocky Mountain National Park to test out your legs, the Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Park is the perfect place to set up camp. Amenities included with your RV spot are:
- free Wi-Fi and cable TV
- outdoor swimming pool
- onsite laundry
- miniature golf
- bean bag toss
- live entertainment
RV spots can accommodate up to a 75-foot coach, making this resort accessible for most.
On the exact opposite side of the Rocky Mountain National Park sits the beautiful alpine town of Lake Granby. Here you can discover fishing, hiking, dining, shopping, and more. Explore both Lake Granby and the neighboring town of Grand Lake. River Run Resort offers space for everything from a big rig to a pop-up. When staying at River Run, you’ll enjoy the beautiful location and have access to all the amenities the resort offers. These include:
- a sports court complex
- on-site dog park
- community center complete with bowling, arcades, and lawn games
- the SunFit Wellness center
Soak up the beauty of nature paired with all your creature comforts at River Run RV Resort.
Located in the southernmost part of the state, Pagosa Springs is another mountain gem. Featuring the world’s deepest hot springs, Pagosa Springs is a delightful destination year-round. After soaking in the healing waters of the natural springs, head downtown for dining, entertainment, and more. The Pagosa Pines RV Park is conveniently located only one mile from historic Downtown and two miles from Uptown. You're sure to enjoy the RV parks:
- clean showers
- fenced dog run
- professional dog wash
- 24/hour laundry facility
- beautiful walking trails
Nestled amongst a deep forest of Ponderosa pines, this is a destination meant to rejuvenate and connect you to the best of nature.
No trip to Colorado would be complete without a visit to Pikes Peak, measuring in at 14,115 feet. Park your RV for a stay and hop on the Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway, the world's highest cog railroad. After a day of seeing the sights, enjoy downtown Manitou Springs, a quaint mountain village with ample dining, shopping, and natural beauty.
Visit the eight natural springs found scattered throughout the town and fill up your water bottle to taste each water’s distinctive flavor and effervescence. At the end of the day, relax by the gurgling river that flows through the Pikes Peak RV Park and enjoy a peaceful evening by the fire.
Locations for the Adventurous
For those who like to take their RV rig down the less traveled road, the following options are the perfect choice for adventure. Take note that this list is geared toward smaller RVs and travel trailers, and in some cases, having a 4x4 might be ideal.
Located approximately 2 hours west of Fort Collins, Colorado, the State Forest State Park is nestled deep in the heart of the Rockies. This park boasts a whopping 71,000 acres of forest, stunning jagged mountain peaks, crystal clear alpine lakes, and miles upon miles of trails. For the wildlife lover, this park is a must-see. Known as the moose viewing capital of Colorado, making the trek to this wild and rugged location is worth every moment. While the campground doesn’t offer much in the way of amenities, the area offers an incredible array of recreational opportunities. Enjoy hiking, four-wheeling, horseback riding, skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, hunting, birding, and more!
Located smack dab in the middle of nowhere, the Grand Sand Dunes National Park is a truly incredible sight to see. Envision driving along an unassuming valley, only to turn the corner and see what looks like the Sahara Desert dropped against the edge of rugged mountain peaks. The Great Sand Dunes offer hiking, sand surfing, and beach play along the creek. If stargazing is your passion, there is almost no better place in the Centennial State to see the Milky Way twinkle. Camping is fairly basic, with sinks, water taps, and flushing toilets. For the truly adventurous, Medano Pass Primitive Road offers 4x4 off-grid camping options as well.
Along the eastern tip of Grand Lake at 8,300 feet of elevation rests the Arapaho Bay Campground. This campground offers the adventure enthusiast the opportunity to kayak, hike, fish, sail, and more, all from the base of the campground. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring, and tent pad.
While there are outdoor activities aplenty, the campground itself is simple with vault toilets, drinking water, and trash collection. Visitors can expect to encounter beautiful wildlife, stunning night skies, and the serenity of high mountain camping.
Whether you enjoy the more luxurious side of RV camping, or you are seeking the next big thrill, at Transwest, we are here to help you shop for the perfect RV to match your style. We love helping our customers locate the right RV for sale to fit their needs. From Winnebago to Renegade, we carry every style and type of RV you can imagine. Talk to us today to learn more.
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