5 Best RV Campsites in Colorado


Let’s get ready for the motorhome!

Peaceful rivers, wildflowers and wildlife, desert plains and majestic mountain peaks make Colorado a year-round destination. If you’ve been locked up for too long, it’s time to get out and explore, and what better way to do it than in a motorhome?

Whether you’re decked out in a Class A luxury RV or keeping it simple with a Class B RV, here are five super cool RV campsites in Centennial State. These scenic roads, historic ghost towns and Wild West landscapes await.

Dakota Terraces Campground

Located in the Dutch Charlie neighborhood of Ridgway State Park, near Ouray, Dakota Terraces Campground offers a tent and a motorhome all year round with electrical hook-ups, toilets, shared water and a landfill. They also have three yurts if your crew needs to get away from each other (no need to explain this one). This section is within walking distance of the reservoir and the swimming beach and has the best mountain views. The park’s reservoir is eight kilometers long and is ideal for wakeboarding, water skiing, and boating. There are sandy beaches, volleyball courts, hiking trails, and picnic areas.

Rifle Falls State Park Campground

Rifle Falls State Park Campground is located in Rifle Falls State Park. There are 13 RV sites with 30 amp electrical outlets, fire pits, picnic tables, and shared water. Pitches for tents are also available. The park has waterfalls, hiking trails, limestone caves and fishing. Pack a picnic and stroll by the falls or visit the nearby Grand Mesa Scenic Drive.

Fort Collins Lakeside KOA

Fort Collins Lakeside KOA offers amenities such as Wi-Fi, electrical hook-ups, cable TV, seasonal pool, 50/30 amps, water and sewer. There is a pavilion and a gazebo for events. Camping tents and cabins are also available.

About an hour’s drive away you’ll find the National Forest, where you can experience challenging adventures such as mountain biking, rock climbing, and hiking. Visit the Cache La Poudre River for fly fishing and rafting on Class IV rapids.

Elk Meadow Lodge and RV Resort

Located near the Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest, Elk Meadow Lodge and RV Resort have 169 full-service RV sites as well as cabins, tents and tipis. Facilities include Wi-Fi, cable TV, laundry facilities and public baths. On-site activities include mini-golf, heated pool and hot tub, playground, game room, beer and wine bar, and live entertainment. Plus, it’s close to the activities, shopping and events of Estes Park, at the eastern entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Arkansas Point Campground RV Park

Arkansas Point Campground RV Park sits near Lake Pueblo State Park, near the south ramp, making it convenient for those traveling by boat. The campsite has toilets, coin-operated showers, a laundry room, electrical connections and a dumping station. With 200-year-old trees, the state park offers 60 miles of shoreline for boating, jet skis, wakeboarding, sailing, trout and bass fishing, biking and hiking. .

If you’ve decided that RV life is the life for you, check out VR Transwest. They have a wide variety of new and used Class A, Class B and Super C RVs from manufacturers such as Winnebago, Cimarron and Thor.

Have you been to one of those Colorado RV Parks? Which one do you prefer? Let us know in the comments.


Sally J. Minick

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