Other states may have a higher profile, but Colorado is easily one of the most popular places in the entire United States to start an RV road trip. Perhaps that’s because renting an RV in Denver, Colorado opens up such a diverse range of experiences to travelers. From camping in Colorado’s state parks to exploring the Rocky Mountains on foot, to hitting the ski slopes come winter, this is a place that gives holidaymakers dozens of tempting choices on how to spend their RV vacation.
Wilderness camping in your motorhome rental
It’s not hard to find great places to park up your RV - the tough part is figuring out which of your many options you’ll settle on! Spots like Ridgway State Park offer a great balance between family friendly facilities and stunning natural environments. Getting out on the park reservoir for wakeboarding, boating or windsurfing before coming ashore for a game of volleyball and a picnic is all part of the experience at park like Ridgway - all in the midst of lush forests and jutting peaks.
Those who are searching for something slightly more remote could head to Roosevelt National Forest. Rock climbing, hiking and mountain biking are all on the cards - you could even visit Colorado’s only designated National Wild and Scenic River, the Cache La Poudre, for a quiet spot of fly-fishing or a breathtaking rafting trip. You can find RV camping in nearby LaPorte.
And if you’re looking to find a place that has prime access to wilderness areas but still offers the conveniences of civilization, towns like Pagosa Springs are perfect for campervan travelers. Here and elsewhere nearby you can find RV parks with little modern luxuries like spas, WiFi and full power hook ups. From this comfortable base you can range forth to explore the surrounding pristine Colorado wilderness.
Snow on the slopes
If you’re not planning to pick up a Colorado RV rental for camping or hiking, then there’s a good chance you’re bound for the snow. Colorado is a prime destination for powerhounds and snow bunnies thanks to its profusion ski fields/resorts and the huge selection of different ski experiences this can provide. From destinations like Copper Mountain and Breckenridge which are great for the whole family, to spots like Wolf Creek and Silverton which are frequented primarily by skiers looking to challenge themselves and find the best conditions possible without all the frills. While not every resort will have an RV park attached, most of them are within an easy drive of RV campsites which are open throughout the winter. Just make sure to do your research before setting out so you can find the ideal place to park up for the night once you’re done being awesome on the slopes.
Given Colorado’s strategic geographical location within the United States, it’s also a fantastic place to begin an epic American road trip. An RV rental gives you the freedom to strike out in almost any direction and discover incredible sights and experiences. Traveling north you’ll encounter the savagely beautiful badlands of Wyoming and Montana - a country as unforgiving as it is scenic. To the west are the hoodoos, canyons and national parks of Utah (not to mention the expansive Bonneville Salt Flats). An RV holidaymaker who heads southwest will come to one of the world’s most magnificent natural features: the immense rent in the earth that is the Grand Canyon. And just a few hours to the west of the Grand Canyon is Las Vegas, the glittering, entertainment capital of the world. These are only a few of the destinations within your reach, so make sure to set aside enough time to really make the most of your motorhome rental.
If you’re flying into Colorado’s capital, picking up your RV from Denver Int’l Airport is probably your easiest choice, while those already in the city may prefer Denver’s city pick up depot, a little to the north of the CBD.