There is a state split apart by some of the most massive mountains in North America. Colorado is dotted with majestic peaks and views that will take the breath away of even the most experienced climbers and hikers. Let’s look at our choices for the top five RV parks, resorts and grounds of this Rocky Mountain ridged state.
Pikes Peak RV Park in Manitou Springs
It doesn’t seem like a Colorado vacation without a trip to the infamous Pikes Peak, one of Colorado’s 54 14-thousand foot peaks.
Pikes Peak RV Park offers high-quality sites with full hook ups, picnic tables, showers and laundry facilities. They offer both creek side and trail side spots, all tucked underneath shady cottonwood trees.
You can stop by for a fun day trip in the lovely city of Colorado Springs for modern shopping, dining, and entertainment. You can take a drive up to Pike’s Peak or the more adventurous can hike to the summit for some unbelievable views. If you’re up for a real challenge make an attempt of the Manitou Incline. Don’t worry about speeding up this trail as the world record for the .88 mile incline is over 16 minutes.
Dakota Terraces Campground at Ridgway State Park
Ridgway State Park in Ouray County is what you imagine when you think of classic mountain forests, peaks, and ponds.
The Dakota Terraces Campground is one of the only campgrounds at Ridgway that stays open all year long and has some hookups for your motorhome or trailer, that means electric and water but no sewer. Showers and restrooms are available as well as picnic areas.
There is plenty of fun in and around Ridgway including fly-fishing, hiking, ice climbing, and is less than an hour from both Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Telluride Ski Resort. Those looking for a little less action can drive down to Silverton for museums, mining tours and much more.
Monument RV Resort in Fruita
If you’re more of high desert person, then keep journeying over the Rockies to get to Fruita, Colorado and Monument RV Resort.
Monument is a full-service RV park complete with full hookups, Wi-Fi, restrooms, showers and laundry facilities. There is a pool and a hot tub available for campers as well.
Take a journey into nearby Colorado National Monument where winds have carved out an almost alien landscape. Colorado National Monument contains canyons, monoliths, and gorgeous carved landscapes. Bike or drive along Rim Rock Drive or kayak down the Colorado River. Nearby Grand Junction exudes western charm and has fabulous shopping and dining. Take the kids to the Dinosaur Journey Museum in the Museum of Western Colorado to gaze on some of the beasts that once walked western Colorado and North America.
Snowy Peaks RV Park in Buena Vista
Buena Vista translates to "good view," and that is undoubtedly what you will get when you stay at Snowy Peaks RV Park.
Snowy Peaks is nestled in the foothills of the Collegiate Peaks of the Rocky Mountains and adjacent to the fabulous whitewater rafting and fishing of the Arkansas River. Snowy Peaks has luxury and standard sites with full utility hookups, cable, Wi-Fi, patio, gas grill, fire ring and personal lawns. Private showers, a general store and a spacious clubhouse packed with amenities round out Snowy Peak’s fabulous features.
For high adventure, journey out of the park and hike along the miles of trails of the Collegiate Peaks, even attempt one of Colorado’s 14ers. Try your hand at whitewater rafting through the Arkansas River, or zoom through the mountain bike trails. For those who are seeking less adventure Snowy Peaks and the town of Buena Vista offer excellent fishing, dining or snowshoeing.
Manor RV Park in Estes Park
Estes Park is known as one of the loveliest villages in the entire United States, let alone Colorado and Manor RV Park is a great spot for your Estes Park adventures.
Manor RV Park has 110 full hookup sites that include electrical, water and sewer. Each spot comes with its own patio and picnic table as well as free cable and Wi-Fi. Brand new shower and laundry facilities help you clean off the day’s dirt and a complimentary Saturday breakfast fuels you up for the next day’s adventure.
Manor is only five minutes from the quaint town of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. From Estes Park try out some fishing, mountain climbing, white water rafting and much more. If you’re ready for some adventure, take a stroll through Rocky Mountain National Park for some fabulous views, flora, and fauna. Those wanting a tremendous challenge can take on Long’s Peak with a 14,259-foot summit.
Colorado is one of the luckiest states in the country for everything outdoors. There’s something or everyone in the state, especially for RVers.