A Boise to Pueblo road trip is an outstanding opportunity to see great scenery in Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado. You may even want to go north a little and visit Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Pak before stopping to explore Rocky Mountain National Park. While you will love seeing the mountains and high plains, you will also want to stop and play on the Great Salt Lake and Lake Pueblo.
Yellowstone National Park
Drive 226 miles northeast from Delco, Idaho so that you can explore Yellowstone National Park. This will bring you into the park at West Yellowstone, Wyoming. After you enter the park and reach Madison Information Station, head north to explore the Norris Geyser Basin, which has the oldest geysers and is the hottest thermal area in the park. This area is home to the Steamboat Geyser, which is the world’s tallest geyser. Then, return to the information station and head south so that you can explore the Lower and Midway Geyser basins. Stop and see Grand Prismatic Spring as the bacteria in the water make it look like it is forming rainbows. Finally, visit the Upper Geyser Basin where you can see Old Faithful.
Grand Teton National Park
Using the south entrance to exit Yellowstone National Park means that you are less than seven miles from Grand Teton National Park. This gives you easy access during your Boise to Pueblo RV road trip to the Snake River, where you will want to go on a scenic float trip. These trips lasting about two hours are a great way to see wildlife and the area’s natural beauty. This is also a great place to set out on a 6.4-mile hike around Twin Lake. The hike, which is particularly beautiful in the springtime when the wildflowers are in bloom, is often secluded. Consider going on a bike ride on some of this park’s winding roads or take a scenic drive. Jackson Lake and the Snake River area outstanding places to go fly-fishing.
Rocky Mountain National Park
After you pass through Sinclair, Wyoming, on your road trip from Boise to Pueblo take the Wyoming 130 Highway exit to follow scenic roads down through Medicine Bow National Forest to arrive at Rocky Mountain National Park. A great way to see this park is to drive along Trail Ridge Road. Stop at the Coyote Valley Trailhead to take the short hike to view the start of the Colorado River. Next, stop at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center to watch a short film about the park and visit with the rangers to learn about special events occurring during your visit. Make your way further up the road to the Horowitz Site, where you can see many historic buildings on a summertime guided tour. Now, make your way to the Continental Divide and follow the short nature trail around Poudre Lake. Snap a selfie by the Continental Divide sign. Take a pitstop at the Alpine Visitor Center as it is the highest-elevation visitor center in the national park system. Before exiting the park, take time to enjoy the views at the Lava Wall, which usually stays covered in snow year-round, and at Rainbow Curve, which is the highest point in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Eagle Island State Park
Beat the heat by playing on the waterslide at Eagle Island State Park, located near Boise. Challenge your friends to a game of golf on the disc golf course. This park has over five miles of trails that are open for horseback and hiking. There are ziplines to ride, and some are even open at night. In the winter, hit the slopes on innertubes at Snow Hill.
Antelope Island State Park
Play on the shores of the Great Salt Lake by stopping at Antelope Island State Park near Syracuse, Utah. Take a hike to see bison, pronghorn sheep, and mule deer. Pay attention to the unique rock formations as many are over 1.7 billion years old. Include a hike to Fielding Garr to see the oldest Anglo house in Utah that is still on its original foundation.
Curt Gowdy State Park
Curt Gowdy State Park is divided into seven sections located between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming. Anglers will love fishing the Granite and North Crow reservoirs for rainbow trout. They will also want to fish Crystal Reservoir for rainbow and brown trout along with kokanee salmon. Check for special events, like concerts, occurring at the Hynds Lodge outdoor amphitheater. Kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and canoes are available to rent. You will love exploring this park’s trails on horseback or on foot.
Lake Pueblo State Park
Including a stop at Lake Pueblo State Park in your road trip itinerary from Boise to Pueblo allows you to stock up on supplies at the two full-service marinas before boating and fishing on the 4,600-acre lake located near Pueblo, Colorado. There are also many trails to follow, with most offering beautiful views of this lake. The area's weather conditions make Lake Pueblo a great place to go sail boating or bring a picnic lunch to watch the boats on the water from one of the pavilions. Mountain bikers can find many trails to follow, especially behind Arkansas Point Campground. After a day of exploring, head to the swim beach to cool off.
Red Butte Garden
Take in a concert at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City. Several miles of hiking trails run through beautiful garden settings at this 100-acre facility. The native plant gardens are great places to learn about plants that grow in Salt Lake’s unique climate.
Center for Colorado Women’s History
Learn inspirational stories of local Colorado women by visiting the Center for Colorado Women’s History. This museum with its many hands-on exhibits helps you place Colorado heroines into the broader context of the United States and world history. Many times, there are special classes and activities at this museum, such as learning to collect and categorize your own family’s history.
Learn how money is made by visiting the Denver Mint. During your 45-minute tour, you will also learn about the history of the United States mints.
Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway
Climb aboard the unique Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway for a ride to the summit of Pike’s Peak. Enjoy stunning views of the mountain as the scenery constantly changes. This cog railroad is the highest of its type in the world.
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center
Head to the visitor center at Garden of the Gods to go on a front-range climbing adventure with a guide. There are many miles of hiking and biking trails through the 300 unique red sandstone formations at this location near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Special low-cost programming, including an emphasis on art, reading, yoga, and nature, occurs daily at the nature center.
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is a great city to visit for its historical attractions like Temple Square and This Is the Place Heritage Park. It also makes a great place to start exploring the Great Salt Lake. There are many superb campgrounds in Salt Lake City, including Salt Lake City KOA Holiday with its beautiful downtown location and Pony Express RV Resort with its great outdoor sports facilities. Salt Lake City RV dump station options include Deer Creek State Park, the Elks Lodge, and State Trailer RV & Outdoor Supply.
The historic downtown area of Fort Collins with its many craft breweries is an outstanding place to visit. There are over 285 miles of biking trails to explore in the city. Many nearby options make it easy to launch a hiking, fishing, or canoeing expedition. You are sure to love Fort Collins campgrounds like Horsetooth Reservoir with its gorgeous waterfront location and Big Thompson Campground with its great trout fishing. You can find many Fort Collins RV dump stations, including those at Jellystone Park in Estes and Horsetooth Reservoir.
Add some metropolitan flair to your Boise to Pueblo road trip by staying in a Denver campground. There are many fantastic things to do in Denver, including visiting the Denver Zoo, taking in a Denver Broncos football game, and visiting the Denver Botanic Gardens. Denver campground options include Cherry Creek State Park, where you can go hiking over 12 miles of easy terrain or fishing in the lake. Another great option is the Indian Paintbrush Campground with its beautiful natural scenery. There are many Denver RV dump stations, including the ones at Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Golden Clear Creek RV Park, and The Prospect RV Park.
When you follow this road trip itinerary from Boise to Pueblo, you will enjoy historic locations and beautiful scenery along the way. If you want to travel in comfort and style, consider an RV rental from RVshare. From large motorhomes to compact campervans, there is a rig that will meet your travel and budget needs. Once you hit the road, you are protected by our renter guarantee and 24/7 roadside assistance. Find the perfect vehicle for your travel needs in Boise or Pueblo.