Colorado is known for its plateaus, canyons, rivers, forests, and vivid landscapes of mountains. Denver, Aurora, and Fort Collins are the three most popular RV rental locations in Colorado. RV types ranging from Class A and Class C motorhomes to Class B campervans are found throughout the state. Fifth wheels, toy haulers, and pop-up campers can be found in the inventory list as well. However, the most popular RV model is the standard travel trailer, which can be towed behind a pickup truck or SUV. The pricing for these particular RVs ranges between $65 and $390 a day.
Denver sits on high rolling plains 12 miles east of a sequence of foothills that climb 11,000 feet. The Front Range of the gorgeous Rocky Mountains is just slightly beyond, with remarkable snow-capped peaks that rise to 14,000 feet. Amazingly, this mountainous area is six times the size of Switzerland, containing more than 1,000 peaks two miles high, 2,850 lakes, and 9,600 miles of fishing streams. With that said, consider getting an RV rental in Denver to get the most out of this city.
With over 7,000 acres of open space and trails, Aurora sits at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and is the third-largest city in Colorado. As you walk down the tree-lined streets of this city, you'll see majestic views of the mountains in the distance. Biking, swimming, hiking, and wildlife viewing are a few activities visitors enjoy in this city.
Fort Collins is a vibrant, interesting town full of pubs, boutiques, and restaurants with 300 days of sunshine, clear-running rivers, snow-capped mountains, and tranquil lakes. Discover this fascinating city through its parks, historic landmarks, and outdoor stage performances. Hit the trails and explore the Horsetooth Falls just west of Fort Collins, where you'll travel through sprawling meadows filled with wildflowers and gradually drop down into a canyon to view the spectacular waterfalls flowing into the reservoir.
Colorado has four of the most amazing national parks. Mesa Verde National Park in southwest Colorado is home to some of the best-preserved Ancestral Puebloan ruins in the United States and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are more than 4,300 archeological sites in the park, and visitors can see many of them up close and learn how the Pueblo people survived the cold winters and hot summers in the area.
Climb some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Hike along the south and north rim trails or explore the inner canyon and surrounding wilderness. Some other popular activities found at the park are camping, fishing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
Rocky Mountain National Park has over 300 miles of amazing hiking trails, picturesque views, and incredible starry nights. Take Trail Ridge Road and experience many overlooks of subalpine and alpine worlds as it crests at over 12,000 feet. The mountainous area is home to black bears, coyotes, mountain lions, and mule deer.
Head to Great Sand Dunes National Park with your sand sled or sandboard and take the ride of your life down the sandy dunes. When Medano Creek surges a massive water flow, grab an inner tube to float over the rushing waves. Hike and explore the 30 square miles of dunes or go on a forested nature trail at the National Preserve.
Colorado has a wide selection of state parks that permit RV camping. While most are near the mountains, we included parks with various landscapes and natural ecosystems typically found in Colorado.
Colorado has many historic and natural landmarks and monuments to see. The 738 acres surrounding the Red Rocks Amphitheatre are a unique transitional zone where the Great Plains meets the Rocky Mountains. Carved into remarkable sandstone with gorgeous views of Denver is one of the most well-known amphitheaters. The official grand opening in June of 1941 brought audiences out to hear speeches, the Denver Junior Symphony Orchestra, and more.
The Stanley Hotel sits in the quaint and historic mountain town of Estes Park. This iconic landmark is famous for its history, charm, and so much more. Take a 60-minute walking tour to learn about the hotel's architecture, history, pop culture, and folklore. This place inspired Stephen King to write his famous thriller "The Shining."
Garden of the Gods is a registered National Natural Landmark where dramatic views of 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations become the perfect picture, with the snow-capped Pikes Peak and clear-blue skies behind. Garden of the Gods features front-range climbing, biking, hiking, and adventure programs.
Pikes Peak is just a short 15-minute drive west of Colorado Springs on Highway 24. It forms an eye-catching backdrop with an altitude of 14,115 feet above sea level. From the highway, you can leisurely take in the landscape of this highest summit in the southern Front Range. Along this scenic drive, you will come to the North Slope Recreation Area, which offers picnic areas, hiking trails, breathtaking views, and three lakes for fishing.
If you plan on staying in Colorado for some time, consider staying at one of the Colorado Springs and Aurora campgrounds. Goldfield RV Park in Colorado Springs offers nine pull-through RV sites with amazing amenities, including free satellite TV and high-speed Wi-Fi. There is even a dump station to get rid of your RV's waste, and the campsites are just $32 a day.
Cherry Creek Campground sits in a natural and spacious area of Cherry Creek State Park in the city of Aurora. The campground offers deluxe full-hookup RV sites with access to outdoor recreational activities such as biking, hiking, boating, and cross-country skiing.
Another great option for camping is at South Bay Campground in the foothills west of Fort Collins at Horsetooth Reservoir. Here, you can enjoy exploring over 1,900 acres of water surrounded by 2,000 acres of public land with plenty of boating, fishing, waterskiing, and other watersport options. This campground provides pull-through RV sites with a standard full-hookup option.
There are some camping spots near Denver, such as the Dakota Ridge RV Resort in Golden. It sits between the mountains of Summit County and the city of Denver, providing 141 full-service and premium sites year-round with free Wi-Fi and a heated outdoor pool and hot tub. A clubhouse that features a fireplace, fitness center, and billiard room is also on-site.
It's essential to get rid of your RV's waste, especially if you plan to travel for days. You’ll find plenty of dump station options while seeing the sights of Colorado. Some places that offer a dump station include the Giant Gas Station in Durango and the Pilot Flying J Travel Plaza in Aurora. State parks and national parks offer dump stations as well.
You can also find dump stations in many RV parks and campgrounds, including Golden Clear Creek RV Park and Mountaindale Campground & Cabins in Colorado Springs. Both of these camping spots offer their dump station for free to any registered guest but charge a small fee to non-registered guests.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Colorado?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Colorado from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Colorado?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.