We hope you like our choice of the 12 Best RV Parks in Colorado which we have chosen largely from Trip Advisor ratings. We think our choices offer the best combination of top creature comforts in the very greatest Colorado scenery outdoors! In fact, this article doesn’t just provide 12 recommendations. When compiling this list we simply couldn’t leave out one more. What you will actually find here is a baker’s dozen of the top campgrounds and parks for recreational vehicle travellers in Colorado!
Why Visit Colorado in an RV?
The State of Colorado is a camper’s dream, with campsites situated in forests, on the plains, and even in a few cities.
Colorado Springs has several campgrounds that are less than 10 miles from the city centre. This gives visitors the opportunity to “live” very close to their daily adventures.
Summer is widely regarded as the best time to visit the Rocky Mountain National Park. The weather warms to a comfortable temperature, and trails and campgrounds are open for the season. All hiking and cycling trails are open, fishing opportunities are abundant, and the weather is optimal for rock climbing. Summer is the camping season in the rocky mountains! Most campgrounds open in May and close in September, though Moraine Park is open year-round for first-come-first-serve visitors.
But when considering a tour of the state in your Recreational Vehicle (RV) you are certainly not limited to the national parks. RV parks are also located in state parks and at many private camps and resorts. Sometimes there will be tent camping at the same campground and you can choose to stay in your RV or “rough it” for the night in a tent. RV campgrounds are located throughout the state whether you’re planning to visit the mountain towns of Breckenridge or Durango or the metropolitan area around Colorado Springs.
Goldfield RV Park, for example, gives you full access to the best of colorado springs, all year long. The RV sites and campgrounds of this state truly do take pride in offering you a wide selection of site types along with the best rates.
Colorado is dotted with majestic peaks and views that will take the breath away for even the most experienced climbers and hikers. Now, let’s look at our choices of the RV parks, RV resorts and campgrounds of this rocky mountain ridged state.
1. Mountaindale Cabins and RV Resort
Mountaindale Cabins and RV Resort in Colorado Springs is an out of town camping and cabin resort. It is situated just 15-20 minutes from downtown Colorado Springs, in a very scenic setting. It combines easy access to the downtown area with the relaxation of a scenic resort.
It is also the highest-rated Trust Pilot RV site in the state. It is said also to be most well-kept campground and cabin resort in Colorado Springs. There’s no shortage of attractions in Colorado Springs for all the family! Located on the eastern side of the rocky mountains, this popular spot is also close to the largest city by area in Colorado state.
Parking your RV at the Mountaindale Cabins and RV resort also provides proximity Pike’s Peak. the main mountain attraction of the area. This snow-drenched 14,000-foot mountain is home to some truly unforgettable hikes making this, in our opinion, truly one of the best RV parks in Colorado.
2. Ouray RV Park and Cabins
The scenic Ouray RV Park and Cabins sit along the Uncompahgre River in southwestern Colorado. They have six types of RV sites, surrounded by beautiful mountain views just a short drive from the quaint shops, restaurants, and galleries in downtown Ouray. They have full hookup RV sites with varying views of the surrounding landscape.
From the park, you can enjoy beautiful views of Mt Abrams and listen to the Uncompahgre River. Ouray RV Park and Cabins is only a short walk from Ouray Hot Springs Pool and downtown Ouray. Tons of things to do around town and also day trips to nearby areas. Quiet property and great for travelling with dogs. This destination has so much to see and do in such a wonderful setting that we decided it had to be one of our listed best RV parks in Colorado!
3. Garden of the Gods RV Resort
This RV campground is another “destination” resort. While there is abundant wildlife in the area, and there are hiking trails on the 45-care “ campus,” the main attraction may be nearby Colorado springs. Visitors can take a scenic drive up pikes peak road, tour the US Airforce Academy or the US Olympic Training Center. Visitors can also enjoy the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, or picnic in the Garden of the Gods among other attractions.
Camping is available outside the park at Garden of the Gods RV Resort. The campground is near Garden of the Gods park as well as Manitou Springs. It also has two pools, a hot tub, and an arcade on-site. The RV Resort provides guests with a wide range of activities due to the fact that it shares its location with old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. It is also located in the foothills of Pike’s Peak, which is renowned to be America’s most visited mountain. Its central location in Colorado Springs provides easy access to some of the best attractions. These are great for sightseeing, hiking, dining, and everything in between.
4. Pagosa Springs RV Park
Cool camping by the hot springs! Pagosa Pines RV park welcomes travellers from all over the country. It is highly reviewed as a great stop while enjoying the cool temperatures. The many surrounding national parks and recreational activities located nearby make it a hot favourite, among the very best RV parks in Colorado, with so many RV’ers giving it their approval.
The site is noted for its location near the Chimney Rock National Monument. This is a 4,700-acre national monument containing an archaeological site and is located southwest of Pagosa Springs at the foothills of Colorado’s, San Juan Mountains. It claims to be the only RV park in Pagosa Springs with an outdoor movie night. Stay there and watch a movie under the stars! Weather permitting, movies are shown on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
5. Mountain View RV Resort
This luxury RV resort is located in the heart of the Anza-Borrego desert state park. Only 1 mile to shops the unique features include mineral baths, an astronomy park, golf, tennis, massage, and a wellness centre.
Mountain View RV Resort is family owned and operated. The pitches are level, covered in crushed gravel (which they rake when you leave). Hookups are easy and easily accessed. The owner/hosts are friendly, and really will suggest things to do locally. The showers are clean and modern. The showerhead is to a European style with a rain head, handheld shower and a foot wash feature. The bathrooms are modern and clean!
6. Clear Creek RV Park
This small and friendly RV park is owned and operated by the City of Golden and is located at 1400 10th street. It offers a relaxed country-like setting within walking distance of historic downtown Golden. The RV park is open year-round, equipped with 22 full hook-ups, 11 50-amp electric only, 3 tent campsites, large clean restrooms, showers, laundry facilities and a dump station.
Although much smaller than the state parks listed, this is a gem if you can reserve a spot. It’s ideally situated on the side of Clear Creek in downtown Golden. In the summertime, residents can watch the river tubers and kayakers play, all day long. Golden’s epic attractions like Coors Brewery and its historic district are within walking distance.
A recent testimonial says: “We had a fantastic experience here! The owners are awesome, and the facilities are beautiful. I would absolutely stay here again without any hesitation at all.” In addition, Clear Creek offers free wi-fi, so you can stay connected to the outside world while you’re enjoying your RV camping trip in the heart of Colorado.
7. Mesa Verde RV Resort
Ancient Cedars Mesa Verde RV resort. Just outside Mesa Verde national park is this great campground, some with very nice views and trees. Some sites have full hookups, and campground amenities include flush toilets and showers, with great amenities such as wifi, laundry room, playground, pool, and a hot tub. You camp among 1500-year old Cedar Trees. The evening dark sky is primed for stargazing and unforgettable shooting stars!
Residents can take part in extensive on-site activities such as miniature golf, swimming, hot tubbing as well as horse-back riding right next door! Spacious pitches for any size RV along with special areas for tent camping and accommodations for group camping. They also have sites that can combine tent and RV camping. The surrounding mountains and national park offer fabulous views from all parts of the grounds. Nearby attractions include Dave Sipe’s Folk Art (2.6 miles), Mancos Valley Overlook (0.8 miles), and The Hogan Trading Post (3.0 miles) and these alone go a long way to its rating among the best RV parks in Colorado.
8. Pikes Peak RV Park and Campground
The Pikes Peak RV Park and Campground is situated next door to Garden of the Gods and other outdoor attractions such as the Manitou Incline, Seven Falls, Pikes Peak itself and more! A creek runs through the park offering a pleasant ambience and view for our Creekside guests. If you’re not one for ambience and want to exercise the opposite side of the park is along a walking trail which offers a quieter stay. Pikes Peak is in view.
No matter where you stay in the park te owners say that you will often find a plethora of wildlife that visit; from deer, and ducks to beavers! About 60 miles south of Denver, Colorado Springs is the largest city in the state. It rises above fountain creek and stands near the base of pikes peak, on the edge of the rocky mountains. There are about a dozen campgrounds in the area. Apart from the Cheyenne Mountain State Park, most of them are privately owned.
9. Paradise on the River
The Paradise on the River RV Park offers cabins, RV sites, RV rentals, and a 3-bedroom cottage. Tucked away along the Big Thompson River, it is just 1. 5 miles to downtown Estes Park. “Paradise on the River” offers a great location for any getaway. Riverfront cabins are well-liked and their RV rental and shaded, level, full hook up RV sites will, we think, keep you coming back.
It’s almost impossible to find a better combination of trails, flowers, rivers, and mountains in Colorado and it handsomely features as one of the best RV parks in Colorado. Featuring plenty of RV rentals as well as RV campground sites, this RV park is one of the best-reviewed on TripAdvisor, featuring a rare 5/5 rating on 725 reviews.
10. Sundance High Plains RV Park and Cabins
Sundance-high plains RV park and cabins is a safe, healthy environment that welcomes diversity. This is what makes the location so special. Their stated goal is for you to leave with wonderful memories, and perhaps a few new friends along the way. Formerly Country Acres Motel and RV Park, sundance-high plains is under new ownership with a new look and upgraded accommodation. They are located in Lamar, Colorado, directly on US Highway 287, in the southeast corner of Colorado along the Santa Fe Trail.
11. Circle the Wagons RV Park
Situated at the base of the Spanish Peaks at 7000′ elevation in La Veta. Circle the Wagons RV Park is a well-placed base camp to explore southern Colorado. This can make it the perfect vacation destination for families, groups or individuals.
Green grass, large cottonwood trees, and the Cucharas river make this feel very pleasant. You can walk the few blocks into the centre of town for restaurants and shops. Reviewers say that the hosts are very friendly and helpful. Aside from full hook-up sites, they also have camper cabins and vintage trailers for rent. The sites are very spacious, and you don’t feel crowded in.
Nearby attractions include Francisco Fort Museum (0.4 miles), Shalawalla Gallery & Gift Shop (0.3 miles), and La Veta Gallery on Main (0.3 miles).
12. Westerly RV Park
Westerly RV Park is located 5 miles north of historic Durango, Colorado in the beautiful Animas River Valley. Just 15 minutes south of Purgatory Ski Area, this small, quiet park offers generous landscaped sites with beautiful views of the surrounding Red Cliffs and San Juan National Forest. There are onsite laundry facilities and grocery and hardware stores close by. The historic Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Train passes by the park, and numerous recreational activities are at your nearby.
Reviewers say that they have had a great week at Westerly RV Park. The owner was very accommodating and a great host. Shady trees, mountain views, a green pasture view and best of all, a hot spring stream.
Finally, we could not resist bringing you a “bakers dozen” of the Best RV Parks in Colorado! We could not bring ourselves to leave this one out!
13. Mountain Landing Suites and RV Park – Last But Not Least of Our Best RV Parks in Colorado!
Ski and ride at Wolf Creek ski area! The Mountain Landing Suites and RV Park offer some of the best, and safest, RVing and Lodging in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Mountain Landing has a spacious RV park with ample room between spaces to give that ‘in the mountains’ feeling. Enjoy the natural beauty of the wooded 5 acres. Furthermore, all of the spacious sites are nestled among the trees for RV camping in town just like you are in the forest. Please note RV park is open mid-April to mid-November, weather and coronavirus dependent.
The park is relatively small and quiet. It is close to town and a nice golf course is located on the other side of the street. It has a great location on the west side of Pagosa Springs, close to many amenities but is not in the downtown area. The motel and RV park grounds are both kept very neat. The groundskeeper is described as “constantly out raking up pine needles and taking care of the landscaping”. A very worthy last, but not least, entry in our list of the best RV parks in Colorado!