Colorado’s Perfect Destinations for RVers and Hikers


Colorado is a great travel destination year-round, especially if you’re looking to camp and spend time in the great outdoors. Whether you want warmth and sunshine or the winter wonderland, Colorado is perfect for RVers and hikers. You get the comfort of your own home while exploring all new places. If you’re thinking about going to Colorado on your next vacation but you’re not sure where to go, consider one of these spots!


Rocky Mountain National Park

There’s something extremely magical about the Rocky Mountains. On the west side of the park, there is a campground called Timber Creek where you can park your RV in one of 98 spots and enjoy the view. There is no electric, water, or sewer hookups so it’s the perfect spot for those that want to rough it.

Near the campsite, you’ll find hikes to Big Meadows or Granite Falls. Western Colorado is known to be less crowded and full of wildlife (mule deer, black bears, foxes, and more).


Fort Collins

If you’re looking for a bit of a more luxurious experience that includes cable, wifi, electrical hookups, and a swimming pool, the KOA in Fort Collins is the place for you. While staying here, take the opportunity to raft down the Poudre Canyon or fish from the river’s shore.

If you’re looking for some hiking to do Coyote Ridge, Arthur’s Rock, Hewlett Gulch, and Horsetooth Rock are all great options.


Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs has a small RV campground with about 23 full hookups yet it has some of the best views in Colorado. The campground itself has fire pits for chilly nights spent outdoors, wifi, and cable. Being so close to the San Juan Mountains means you have the chance to explore the mountains by horseback or hike to the huge Fourmile Falls.


Garden of the Gods

Visiting the Garden of the Gods means that you get to see one of the most visited (and Instagrammed) places in Colorado. The large red rock formations create a dramatic backdrop of Pikes Peak. There are multiple walking trails that are good for every level of hiker. If you’re feeling adventurous, there are multiple rock climbing tours you can take. If you prefer something a bit more mellow, you can also find Jeep or Segway tours.

Once you’re there, you can park the RV at the Garden of the Gods RV site which features two pools, a hot tub, and an arcade, making it one of the best RV parks in Colorado for the whole family.


Glenwood Springs

Saving the most popular for last, Glenwood Springs has had visitors coming since the 1800’s (and for good reason). You can swim in the hot springs pool (which is the largest hot spring in the world), slide down one of the many waterslides, or relax under your cabana rental. One of the coolest parts is saving the swimming for the evening and being able to see the lights of the pool and the twinkling lights of the stars above.

Nearby there is also the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park where you can take cave tours, slide down the mountain in the alpine coaster, ride on the giant swings, and more. So basically, you get to stay an amusement park while sleeping in your RV. Count us in.


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Posted by ColoradoHiking.org on Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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