The 28 Best RV Campgrounds in Colorado

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Updated April 2, 2024

Our favorite state in the country is Colorado. After spending a whole month there, we fell in love with it. Colorado has some of the best scenery in the entire country, so we thought we would make a list of the best RV campgrounds in Colorado.

Some of the best RV campgrounds in Colorado are stunningly beautiful places loaded with amenities and recreational activities for you and your family.

Colorado has enchanting mountain views, breathtaking overlooks, beautiful sunrises, and gorgeous sunsets!  

Be sure to bring your s’ mores ingredients. You’ll want to be sure you are enjoying the beautiful, cool evening air without all the light and noise pollution you get from being so close to the big cities.

If you are up for an adventure this summer, be sure to check out all of these campsites, which I will share with you!

The 28 Best RV Campgrounds in Colorado!

We put our four favorite campgrounds right at the top of the list, and we are sure you will love them, too!

  1. Thousand Trails Blue Mesa
  2. Garden of the Gods RV Resort
  3. Dakota Ridge Campground
  4. San Luis State Wildlife Area
  5. Glenwood Canyon Resort
  6. Dolores River Campground and Cabins
  7. Elk Creek Campground and RV Park
  8. Estes Park KOA
  9. Arrowhead Point Campground & Cabins
  10. Prospectors RV Resort
  11. Tiger Run Resort
  12. Arapaho Valley Ranch
  13. Black Shadow Campground
  14. Rabbit Hole Ranch
  15. Dakota Terraces Campground
  16. Colorado Springs KOA
  17. Clear Creek RV Park
  18. Pike’s Peak RV Park and Campground
  19. Lottis Creek Campground
  20. Gold Park Campground
  21. Twin Peaks Campground
  22. Junction Creek Campground
  23. Lost Lake Campground
  24. Chapman Reservoir
  25. Pearl Lake
  26. Arapaho-Roosevelt Tunnel
  27. Ute Campground
  28. Transfer Park Campground

In this article, we highlight what each of these Colorado RV campgrounds has to offer including amenities, activities, camper reviews, campground info, and more.

1. Thousand Trails Blue Mesa (RVBlogger Favorite)

Blue Messa campground in Gunnison Colorado is one of the best campgrounds in Colorado.
Here is our Class A RV and Jeep at Thousand Trails Blue Mesa

Situated on the Western Slopes of the Rocky Mountains, Thousand Trails Blue Mesa is roughly seven miles from the Curecanti National Recreation Area and close to the reservoir. It’s also a short drive from Gunnison National Park and the Crested Butte.

If you have a drop of exploration enthusiasm in your blood, you’ll feel right at home here. Thousand Trails recently acquired the Blue Mesa Recreational Ranch and established a campground, making it number 82.

We absolutely loved staying in this campground for two weeks! from here, we were able to explore Gunnison, Crested Butte, Ouray, The Million Dollar Highway, Silverton, and many off-road trails. We could have stayed the whole summer and not seen everything in the area.

We did go white water rafting down the Taylor River with my daughter Emily and her boyfriend, Casey. It was early June, and the water was high, swift and cold. The snow on the mountain peaks was still melting off and the water temp was 37 degrees the day we went. Yikes!

Mike and Susan from RVBloger white water rafting the Taylor River in Colorado
The Taylor River was raging and 37 degrees in early June. It was the perfect time to go whitewater rafting and catch the spring snow melting from the nearby mountain peaks.

Campground Amenities

  • Reservations are available through your Thousand Trails Membership
  • Picnic tables
  • Trash pickup
  • Sanitary dump
  • Sewer and water hookups
  • Pull-through sites
  • On-site WiFi
  • Showers
  • Big rig-friendly
  • 30A and 50A hookups

What You’ll Love About Thousand Trails Blue Mesa

Whether you want to stay in camp or head out, there’s always something to do. The in-camp amenities include hot tubs, swimming pools, and primitive camping options closer to the adjacent creek.

If you want to find some adventure and you happen to have a toy hauler, this is definitely the place for you. You can take an ATV right out of camp down to a small lake. Nearby, there’s a fishing lake for kids under 12, and the surrounding countryside is a hiker’s haven. Gunnison is right down the road for shopping needs.

We loved the amazing views surrounding the campground and its location. We can’t wait to get back! And just so you know, you don’t have to be a Thousand Trails member to stay here!

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Thousand Trails Blue Mesa?

Very nice park recently acquired by Thousand Trails. stayed here for 2 weeks with my Thousand Trails membership. They have 30-amp and 50-amp full hook-up sites. they also have an area that provides very rustic camping by a creek. those are water and electric-only sites. nice putt putt golf and playground area. -Sydney R. The Dyrt

We loved the area and the scenic view is just AMAZING… Gunnison and Lake City were really great places to visit of course along with the river running to the Blue Mesa Reservoir. Can’t wait to get back to do some fishing. -Masashi T. TripAdvisor

2. Garden of the Gods RV Resort (RVBlogger Favorite)

Gardon of the Gods campground in Colorado Springs is one of the best campgrounds in Colorado because of its location
This is the view of Pikes Peak from the front windshield of our Class A RV!

Garden of the Gods RV Resort shares its location with Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs, Colorado’s first Capitol City, and is located in the foothills of Pikes Peak, America’s most visited mountain. It’s centrally located in Colorado Springs with easy access to some of the best attractions for sightseeing, hiking, dining, and everything in between.

It is one of the best RV campgrounds in Colorado because of its proximity to Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods.

Mike and Susan from RVBlogger at Garden of the Gods

Amenities

  • Camping at its best
  • On-site gift and convenience store
  • Game room with Arcade (opening May 1)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Children’s Playground
  • Community room with Flat-Screen TV
  • Pet-friendly with off-leash bark park
  • Two heated swimming pools (opening May 27)

What You’ll Love About Garden of the Gods RV Resort

Enjoy spectacular views of “America’s Mountain,” Pikes Peak. Garden of the Gods RV Resort is located among two of Colorado’s historical mountain towns, Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs.  

These amazing little towns will make your camping experience in Colorado Springs truly memorable. Adding to this, they’ve upgraded a bit to give you modern comfort. Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, families, rallies, and even individuals who want to “disconnect” and explore the picturesque surroundings of the Garden of the Gods.  

The location of this resort is at most 20 minutes from any extra activities that you would like to do, like hiking Garden of the Gods, driving up Pikes Peak, or even driving north to the Air Force Academy. We would suggest staying at least a week to see what Colorado Springs has to offer.

Mike and Susan from RVBlogger on top of Pikes Peak in June with over 6 feet of snow
Here we are on top of Pikes Peak in June with lots of snow! We had thunder and snow on this day as well. And at 14,000 feet we definitely felt a little woozy up there!

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Garden of the Gods RV Resort

November Camping
“Thank you, Garden of the Gods RV Campground!!! This was our first time staying here. We came in on a Tuesday, leaving on Monday (November 6 – 12). The campground was very clean!! Great people running the camp.

We even had a movie night with campfires! They are always on the move, checking, and asking those out and about if there is anything you need or want! The campground is centrally located to many attractions! We can’t wait to return!!” – moenck1, TripAdvisor

Everything as advertised. A bit crowded
“There is no parking for RV’s when you arrive. You just have to angle in and go to the office. Our site was located with 50 yards of a busy street with construction. We asked for something further away and got a back-in site in the back of the park.

Okay. No refund on the difference in space rent. Nice people working here. Everyone quick to help. Driven to our site by a pleasant young gentleman. All hookups in operating order. Much of this park is utilized by full time residents. No issues, but I enjoy camping among campers.

The community areas, pool, laundry, restrooms, were all spotless. Sparkling clean. The community room is downright luxurious. Lots of comfortable places to enjoy fellow campers. All in all, a fine campground, but a bit pricey, a little crowded, and too close to a busy thoroughfare.” – bigbadbuyer, TripAdvisor

Garden of the Gods RV Resort Information

3704 West Colorado Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80904

3. Dakota Ridge Campground (RVBlogger Favorite)

Dakota Ridge Campground is one of the best campgrounds in Colorado for seeing concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheater.
This is our Class A RV at Dakota Ridge Campground.

Dakota Ridge is nestled in a small depression under the shadow of Apache Peak and the closer Mestaa’e’hehe Mountain—just to the south of Golden, Colorado. It’s one of the best RV campgrounds in Colorado entirely because of its impeccable location.

We stayed here because the campground is close to Red Rocks Amphitheater where we saw Britt Floyd! What a great experience and we were only 15 minutes from Red Rocks.

Mike and Susan from RVBlogger at red rocks amphitheater

If you camp at Dakota Ridge, you’re within range of a number of beautiful locations, including the aforementioned peaks, Tremont Mountain, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Centralia Mountain, Mt. Tom, Idaho Springs, and more.

But be warned, a biker bar called Dirty Dogs Roadhouse is right across the street from the campground. They have live music on their outdoor stage almost every night of the week. We love live music, so we opened the windows and enjoyed it. But others didn’t really seem to enjoy it so much.

Campground Amenities

  • Sites have small yards
  • Private picnic tables
  • On-site bathhouse
  • Clubhouse with WiFi
  • Lending Library
  • Curbside trash pickup
  • Park WiFi
  • Extended stay options
  • Saltwater pool
  • Friendly staff
  • Full-service sites and premium sites

What You’ll Love About Dakota Ridge RV Park

If you love city life, it’s a strategic choice. You’ll be close to Denver and within quick driving distance of several outdoor-type locations, like Red Rocks Amphitheater. Dakota Ridge RV Park, for whatever reason, seems to be a layover spot for Europeans traveling to and from locations out west.

Because of that, you’ll get some culture in your life and meet some interesting people. Both the full-service and premium sites are available all year long. It’s a bit expensive to stay here, so prepare accordingly.

Mike and Susan at Red Rocks Amphiteater

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Dakota Ridge Campground?

Cement RV pads. Staff escorted the truck to the RV slot and ensured we had everything we needed. Quality bathrooms. Friendly staff. $91.00 per night -Sandra B. The Dyrt

This park is kind of pricey even in the winter (we stayed Nov 22-Jan 23) but it’s Colorado and it’s all pretty pricey. The park staff is super friendly and accommodating. Propane on site makes winter stays easier. The dogs love the trails connected to the park.

Very close to the highways for quick escapes to the mountains or heading into Denver, but not too much road noise. Shopping is close by and DT Golden is 5 mins away and amazingly unique. We would stay here again. -Cody A. The Dyrt

4. San Luis State Wildlife Area (RVBlogger Favorite)

San Luis State Wildlife Area is one of the best campgrounds in Colorado. It sits in front of Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Just above our Jeep, you can see the 800-foot-tall sand dunes in Great Sand Dunes National Park. The sand dunes are in front of the taller mountains behind them. This is the only boondocking location we ever stayed at that had full hookups!

San Luis State Park is one of the best RV campgrounds in Colorado, thanks to its sheer versatility. Within a small region, there are three ecospheres, and you can enjoy them all before returning to camp to rest and relax.

Since this is now a state wildlife area instead of a traditional state park, you can no longer make reservations. You have to beat out everyone else if you want a spot, so it pays to call ahead and see what’s available. But we had no trouble staying here in late June.

The view of Great Sand Dunes National Park from here was unbeatable!

Campground Amenities

  • 50A, 30A, and 20A hookups
  • Picnic area
  • Dump station
  • Restrooms
  • Trash pickup
  • Big rig-friendly
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Pets allowed
  • Fire rings
  • Pull-through sites

What You’ll Love About San Luis State Wildlife Area

This is one of the cleanest campsites around and it’s clear that the area is well maintained and cared for. The views are excellent, and as for the three aforementioned ecospheres, you have desert, swamp, and lake, all contained within roughly 2,000 acres of real estate.

That said, you’re free to pick your adventure, with fishing, dune riding, kayaking, and sightseeing all on the menu. You have a stunning view of the Rockies, and the sunset is like watching melting gold on a horizon of reds, oranges, and hazy blue. It’s hard to ask for better.

Mike and Susan from RVBlogger in front of the sand dunes at Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado
We are at the base of the 800-foot sand dune in Great Sand Dunes National Park. It’s hard to get the real feel of it with a selfie.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About San Luis State Wildlife Area

We are about a 13-14 minute drive from Great Sand Dunes National Park and another few minutes to the Zapata Waterfall. Both were incredible!!! For $10, we really couldn’t beat this place. -Camper 832491 Campendium

We camped here the first time we visited Great Sand Dunes National Park. The campsites were cheap, the campground was practically empty, and the lake itself was beautiful. -otmgoodale TripAdvisor

5. Glenwood Canyon Resort

Glenwood Canton RV resort

Looking for a fabulous camping experience in the perfect Rocky Mountain setting? Glenwood Canyon Resort is easily one of the best RV campgrounds in Colorado. It offers a wide range of RV and tent camping sites in the spectacular Glenwood Canyon, right on the Colorado River!

Campground Amenities

  • Riverfront site with stunning views
  • Private campfire pit
  • Picnic table
  • Restroom/shower facilities nearby
  • Access to a private boat ramp
  • Bar & Grill on site
  • Free shuttle service into town
  • Laundry facility
  • Activity center on-site offering rafting, zip-lining, high ropes course, kayaking
  • Just steps from the Glenwood Canyon Recreational Trail
  • Just minutes from Hanging Lake or Glenwood Springs
  • WiFi Hotspot available
  • Playground on property
  • This “pet-friendly” site allows 1 large or 2 small/med non-aggressive dog(s) for an additional fee.

What You’ll Love About Glenwood Canyon Resort

Looking for a fabulous RV camping experience? They offer their guests the opportunity to camp right along the river, where you can fish right from your site or just sit back and watch the world float by. Nothing beats relaxing around the campfire after a full day of adventure.

Each riverfront RV site has water and electric service, a private campfire pit, and a picnic table. They welcome small RVs, pop-up campers, truck campers, and camping vans up to 32′ in length. Dump station available. Limited to one slide-out only.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Glenwood Canyon Resort?

“Fantastic Family Weekend
“My husband and I were able to book a last minute RV camping site here this past weekend. We have a 31-foot camp trailer and wanted to meet friends coming from the Denver area for a quick weekend catch up.

The rates were incredibly reasonable (especially for the Glenwood/Aspen area) and the park was clean and very easy to check into. Our spot offered full hookups/picnic table/and ample space between campsites.

We walked down to the on-site restaurant/bar to catch the 4th quarter of the Broncos game on Sunday and even though the bar area was closed we were met by staff onsite who allowed us to sit and watch the football game and even offered to show the night game if we wanted to watch.

Incredible customer service that we appreciated very much! The park is clean, super close to Glenwood and many activities in the area and was quiet and peaceful for our entire stay. We plan an annual camping trip with friends from the front range and the fact that this park offers RV sites AND cabins makes it the perfect choice for our next gathering.

We will absolutely be back. Spacious RV sites, reasonable rates, and wonderful on-site staff. THANK YOU!” – Abbey Moulaison, TripAdvisor

Awesome
“Beautiful place can’t express how awesome the people are here make you feel like home every nite they have everything you would want plus some management and owners are super nice!!!!! do yourself a favor and see for yourself.” – Jason H, TripAdvisor

Glenwood Canyon Resort Information

1308 Co Rd 129, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

(800) 958-6737

6. Dolores River Campground and Cabins

Dolores River Campground and Cabins

The Dolores River Campground is a beautiful, tree-filled campground that provides a true Colorado getaway. It is located in Dolores, Colorado, on the San Juan Skyway, with the scenic Dolores River running through the campground.

In addition to great fly-fishing on the river, they also have an on-site fishing pond.

Amenities

  • Community recreation room and kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Bathrooms
  • Dog Walk & Nature Trail through Bullwinkle Woods
  • River Walk
  • Ice, Firewood, and Propane For Sale
  • Gift shop with Jewelry, Necessities, and Snacks
  • Saturday Evening Ice Cream Socials (Memorial Day-Labor Day)
  • Wednesday Evening Made to Order Wood-fired Pizza (June – September)
  • 4th of July Cookout / Potluck Party
  • Labor Day Weekend Pig Roast/Potluck/Luau Party
  • On-Site Fishing Pond

What You’ll Love About Dolores River Campground

There is so much to love about the Dolores River Campground. The campground is located just outside of Durango and Silverton, CO. The campsites are very well-spaced and shady, and there is lots of nature and clean, fresh mountain air.

It is a great place for fly fishing in the river, or you can check out the beautiful pond and fish for rainbow or brown trout.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Dolores River Campground?

Great campground!
We just stayed here for almost a month and were more than pleased with everything about the facilities. The campsites were well spaced and shady. There were lovely walking areas near the ponds and the Dolores River.

The restrooms/showers were nicer than any place we have stayed–in fact, they were the subject of discussion by almost everyone we met coming in and out of them–LOL. They have a nice laundry room on site with 6 washers and 6 dryers which was very convenient.

We were gone on a side trip for about a week and the hosts kept an eye on our camper which we appreciated very much.
If we are in this area again, we will definitely stay here!”
– Jmonwood, TripAdvisor

When can we go back?????
“This was the second year in a row we had the privilege of staying at Dolores River Campground. The owners, Lainey and Billy, go and above and beyond for their guest. The campsites are level, spacious and well maintained.

There aren’t enough positive things one can say about the conditions of the bathroom/showers. There wasn’t a time day or night we went in that they weren’t neat and clean. Same goes for the laundry room. Top notch campground. Make your reservation today. You won’t regret it!” – Voyager217511, TripAdvisor

Dolores River Campground Information

18680 Hwy 145 • Dolores, CO 81323

(970) 882-7761

7. Elk Creek Campground and RV Park

Elk Creek Campground is one of the best campgrounds in Colorado

Located just outside Estes Park, Elk Creek Campground is a beautiful and breathtaking chance to get away from it all.  Your RV will not be parked on top of your neighbor either. Each spot has grass and trees that will help keep you separated.  If you love wildlife, you are sure to see some here!

Amenities

  • Beautiful & clean restrooms & showers
  • Laundry
  • Commercial camper sink
  • WiFi (available in the TV/Rec room – Big Screen TV and comfy couches)
  • “Honeywagon” (portable grey & black tank dumping service)
  • Dump Station
  • Playground
  • Arcade
  • General Store (open 7 days a week)
  • Firewood
  • Ice
  • Abundant wildlife (moose, elk, deer & chipmunks too!)

What You’ll Love About Elk Creek Campground and RV Park

Check-in time starts at 12 pm!  You will be able to come, park, hook up, and still have time to enjoy most of the afternoon! You can bring your pets and have a guest come and visit you at the park!  They are a family-friendly park with children’s activities and enforced quiet hours from 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Elk Creek Campground and RV Park?

Great Campground With Great Cabins
“A great campground with a touch of extra “luxury”: carpeted cabin floors; very clean, maintained restrooms; nice campers; great staff; etc. Another treat is that the views from your front porch are gorgeous and really do feel like camping.

If you’re lucky, you may get to see one of the visiting moose or bears. Grand Lake is a delightful alternative to the more crowded east side of Rocky Mtn Natl Park (including Estes Park), though with fewer scenic destinations. Recommended, especially if you are already familiar with the east side.” – Bill C, TripAdvisor

Very nice RV park
Efficient and welcoming check-in. The site had water and electric hookup. There was availability for sewer dump near the office. Some sites in the park do have sewer hookups. Satellite reception was good.

Park WiFi accessible only near the office. Gravel site had adequate space between sites with grass and picnic table. We had a bit of leveling problems with one rear wheel. Bath/shower facilities were very nice and clean with 5 toilet stalls, 5 sinks and 5 separate showers for men as well as women.

There is a nice, clean laundry room with multiple washers and dryers. The building that houses the showers/restrooms, as well as laundry, is accessible only with keypad entry provided to guest at check-in.

There is a very nice playground for children. This RV park is conveniently located only about 5 minutes from the south entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park and 5 minutes from the town of Grand Lake, which has multiple restaurants, souvenir shops, grocery stores, and gas station.” – Patricia S., TripAdvisor

Elk Creek Campground and RV Park Information

143 County Road 48, Grand Lake, CO 80447

(970) 627-8502

8. Estes Park KOA

Estes Park Koa is a beautiful campground in Colorado

Estes Park KOA campground is located in the beautiful high mountain valley and the town of Estes Park, Colorado. This is the gateway to the spectacular and majestic 400+ square mile Rocky Mountain National Park. You are surrounded by high, snow-capped mountains rising to 13,000 to 14,000 feet.

Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 35 Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Propane
  • Firewood
  • Pavilion
  • Tour Shuttle
  • Dog Park
  • 24-Hour Laundry
  • Showers
  • Planned Activities Available

What You’ll Love About Estes Park KOA

At 7,500 feet, what’s not to love. This campground is an ideal base camp for exploring the town of Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park. During peak summer months, take a free shuttle to the town (1.5 miles away) to check out eccentric shops, festivals, and art fairs.

Spend a day at the national park with its amazing wilderness, endless hiking trails, and plenty of elk, moose, and deer. Drive Trail Ridge Road for panoramic views from 12,000 feet. Across the street from this KOA, you’ll find Lake Estes and the Big Thompson River along with world-class fly-fishing. Rent fishing gear, bikes, and/or boats at the marina.

Go horseback riding next door. Just down the road is a family fun park with mini golf, bumper cars, bumper boats, and rock climbing. Enjoy on-site pancake breakfasts, ice cream socials, and free marshmallow roasts. There’s free Wi-Fi, and the store is stocked with supplies and souvenirs.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Estes Park KOA

Clean and Friendly!
“We stayed here for several days in September and had a wonderful time. The staff went out of their way to be accommodating! They were super friendly and fun to chat with. We were delighted with a visit by elk neighbors right in the park every day.

We used the laundry facility and it was first rate. We stayed in our camper but I watched the staff clean cabins one morning and they were working really hard scrubbing and washing windows, etc. I wouldn’t hesitate a moment to stay in them!” – Sherri G., TripAdvisor

Exceptional customer service, tight space for large RV’s
“Visited during “off” season, not many parks in area open. KOA accommodated us and our monster 39′ fifth wheel and assisted in getting us into a spot and provided boards to “shim” our rig as the sight was a tight fit and off level.

We very much appreciated the customer service and fitting us in, but would not recommend this location for RVs over 35′. Our site had a concrete pad patio area and wrought iron table and chairs, nice for eating outdoors.

The laundry facilities were clean and all machines working. Staff was helpful in recommendations for local activities. Elk meandered through the park first night we were there.” – Teensie17, TripAdvisor

Estes Park KOA Information

2051 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-8847

844-216-9487

9. Arrowhead Point Campground & Cabins

Arrowhead Point Campground is one of the best Campgrounds in Colorado

Arrowhead Point Campground & Cabins features generous sites. From smallest to largest, the campground welcomes every RV size on the market today. They have newly upgraded RV sites with electric and sewer hook-ups and plenty of water.

They have long pull-thru sites to accommodate up to 60-foot-long big rigs and plenty of room for slides – perfect for toy haulers! For mid-size and smaller RVs, they have sites with electric hook-ups and water. All sites feature fire pits and picnic tables to enhance your camping experience.

Amenities

  • Camp Store
  • Pavilion w/Barbecue
  • Volleyball/Horseshoe pits, and badminton
  • Playground and picnic area
  • Espresso Bar
  • Activity Booking on-site for rafting, horseback riding, jeep tours, and bike tours
  • Free Shuttle service to the river
  • Wi-FI
  • Dog Kennel/Boarding Service for a minimal fee
  • Laundry and Restroom Facility

What You’ll Love About Arrowhead Point Campground

Arrowhead Point Campground & Cabins is great for your stay in the Buena Vista area and is just minutes from numerous area attractions. Let them be your base camp for day trips to Denver, Colorado Springs, Royal Gorge, Pikes Peaks, Great Sand Dunes, Aspen, and Vail, just to mention a few.

The Arkansas River offers guided river rafting trips for the entire family and there are stables in the area that will take you to the local mountains for horseback trail rides or pack a picnic and rent a jeep or ATV and take them up in the high country for a scenic day trip.

The activities are endless! After your busy day of play, return to Arrowhead Point and enjoy a Rocky Mountain sunset, spend an evening under the stars, and let the hustle and bustle of city life become a distant memory.

Whether you stay for a weekend, a week, or even longer, Arrowhead Point is an ideal camping getaway location. Being centrally located, it is no wonder Buena Vista, Colorado, is a destination vacation destination!

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Arrowhead Point Campground?

Second visit to this RV campground “I was there in late September, and this was a return trip for me, as I was there last year. I did not have a reservation, but you probably should have one in most cases.

Check-in was friendly, quick and organized. The grounds are perfectly clean. The sites are medium sized but not cramped at all. I built a nice fire in the fire ring in the evening and sat outside.

As the ring is right out front I was able to chat with people as they strolled by. I saw lots of children playing, dogs being walked. It was quiet and peaceful. The view out over the Arkansas River Valley as great.


I have seen some people complain about phone coverage. It is poor, but the entire area is weak, as you are right in the center of the Rocky Mountains. Be reasonable.
I would like to see improved wifi, I hope they do that at some point.”
– tilfo, TripAdvisor

Good park, great people
“We live in Centennial, Colorado, and love Buena Vista. We make a trip here every year to enjoy the Collegiate Peaks and fishing opportunities. Buena Vista is a quaint mountain town without a ton of amenities.


This park has several types of sites. Tent, RV (full hook-ups, water/electric, electric only), cabins, and yurts. We usually stay in the full hook-up area. We have a pop-up camper. When you arrive, a gentleman (who has worked here as long as we have been visiting) takes you to your spot in his golf cart.

He guides you into your spot. If you believe you are unable to do it yourself, he will jump in your vehicle and do it for you (we saw him do it for the man in the spot next to us). He’ll also carry your firewood up for you.

The sites are your usual . . . a fire pit, and a picnic table. Each spot is mostly level and is gravel. Most spots have little shade. If you stay in the spots in the middle of the park, there is grass and a few trees. These spots are electric/water only.


They have a playground and horseshoes. They have a small shop with knick-knacks and camping supplies, ice, and firewood. Firewood is $6 each, or $15 for three. 10 lbs of ice are (I think) about $3.


The one complaint I have is the lack of enough showers. They have about 65 sites total, and there are three unisex showers, and a bathhouse with two showers each for men and women. Because of the use that the showers get, sometimes you wait for a shower.

And when you DO get to the shower, it has been used a lot, and there is water everywhere, hair on the floor . . . you get the picture. Showers are inexpensive, however. 50 cents for 3 minutes, and up from there.


We stay here because we do like the park, we love the area, and compared to the other parks in the area, it is the best choice. (There is a KOA on the way into town, but we have never stayed there. It is kind of in the middle of nowhere.)” – Greta M., TripAdvisor

Arrowhead Point Campground Information

33975 US Hwy 24N Buena Vista, Colorado 81211

719-395-2323

10. Prospectors RV Resort

Prospectors RV Resort in Colorado

Prospectors RV Resort is a full-service campground in the heart of the Royal Gorge Area. It offers 126 Tent/RV spots and 13 cabins and is open year-round. The Royal Gorge area suffered a huge setback with the fire of 2013, and all of the businesses worked diligently to restore tourism here.

Mike and Rhonda’s (the owners) vision is to create the most enjoyable, family-friendly resort on “8-Mile Hill”. The Gorge entrance is exactly 8 miles from Canon City proper – hence the name “8-Mile Hill”.

With the help of their families, the Schirado’s everyday commitment to making lifetime memories for their guests is a dream come true. They hope you will join them to create vacation memories for you and your own family!

Amenities

  • 89 RV Slots, including 47 F/H/U sites, 27 of which have 50 AMP access
  • Large pull-thru for the bigger rigs
  • 37 Rural tent spots
  • 13 Cabins – from basic to family-style deluxe
  • Day Passes
  • Swimming pool and hot tub
  • Jumping pillow
  • Frisbee golf, horseshoes, basketball & volleyball courts
  • Pedal Carts
  • Large playground, for toddlers and teens
  • Group meeting room
  • On-site camper storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • General store & liquor store on-site and open to the public
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Discounts are offered for AAA, Good Sam’s, AARP, Military, local tourist combinations, large groups, and weekly/monthly stays
  • Propane refill station on-site
  • We cater to RV groups, birthday parties, company/family reunions

What You’ll Love About Prospectors RV Resort

Due to the devastating fire that we (Colorado Springs Area) endured in 2013, this campsite is back up and running.  The owners purchased the campsite after the fire in 2014 and have been working diligently to get it back up to par and fill all the spots with loving families looking for a great time away from the city life and enjoying beautiful views of the Royal Gorge.  

Besides all of the important camping amenities, the owners have gone out of their way to bring in jumping pillows, pedal carts, and so much more. Over the summer months, they even have a Kid’s Club Day Care (you need to pre-register for this).

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Prospectors RV Resort? 

3rd time’s the charm!

If you read our review from 2016 titled “2nd visit not as good as the first”, and have visited this place recently, you might wonder what we were talking about. Well, a lot can change in two years! We just gave this place another try, and surprisingly, every issue we mentioned in that previous review seems to have been addressed. Here is a rundown:


Manager- the less-than-professional front desk manager in 2016 has been replaced with Melissa, who is very professional, competent, and has a great attitude for the job.
Pool- the freezing 2016 pool was now a very comfortable 85 degrees.

Our small kids had no problem with the temp. The hot tub was missing but the new one was on the way I was told. We somehow forgot to show the kids the new water slide; we will next time.

Permanent Residents – the junk-filled permanent resident sites noticed in 2016 were completely cleaned out this time. I was told by the owner, Mike, that they eventually decided to kick these residents out.


Alcohol Use – the over-consumption noticed in 2016 in the public area by the front office was not present this time. It could just be us, but both my wife and I also think the liquor section of the camp store is smaller than in 2016.


Playground – the disheveled young kids playing unattended at the playground for hours on end in 2016 were not there this time. We suspect that went away with the permanent residents that were asked to leave, but this is just speculation.


The owner, Mike, said the changed nature of the place is ultimately because of Melissa and her husband, who took over management sometime between 2016 and now. Great job Melissa and husband, and kudos to Mike and his wife Rhonda for making the smart decision to put you in charge! We will now plan on making this an annual outing.


BTW – No issues with utilities; electric, water, and sewer worked great for the duration of Memorial Day weekend, and it was a mostly full campground. Wifey did have trouble with the WIFI log-on, but we just roamed for what we needed, not a big deal for us.


Lastly, we must mention the awesomely HUGE jumping pillow. I roughly estimated the dimensions this time; something like 50-foot x 25-foot (ish). You must see it to believe it. Jumping pillows of this size are rare and ridiculously expensive.

You must visit at least once to let the kids (and yourself) jump on this thing. It’s the sole reason we gave this place another chance after the 2016 trip.”

– Clint K., TripAdvisor

What a pleasant surprise!
“We booked an overnight after a morning at the Gorge on our way to Telluride, and we assumed the cabins would likely an afterthought to the RV Park, but ours was awesome!

Bedroom, kitchen, hot tub, loft, and even a fenced area behind the cabin with a mountain view and a place of our dog. All of it clean and well-kept and friendly. We were just there for a day, so there wasn’t much time for the pool or rec area, but we will be back for more!”

– BobbyI_COS, TripAdisor

Prospectors RV Resort Information

43959 W US Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212-9742

719-275-2128

719.475.9450

11. Tiger Run Resort

Tiger Run Resort is one of the best campgrounds in Colorado

Welcome to one of the summit’s best-kept secrets!  Tiger Run Resort is situated between the pristine Swan and Blue Rivers, sheltered by the majestic Ten Mile Mountain Range.  They are full-service RV sites or mountain chalets (cabins) and are the gateway to the finest in Rocky Mountain recreation.

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Hot tubs
  • Fitness Center
  • Pavilion
  • Game Room
  • Tennis Courts
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Play Area
  • Fishing and Hiking
  • Fire Pit
  • Laundry and Showers

What You’ll Love About Tiger Run Resort

Nestled in the gorgeous mountain town of Breckinridge, you are just going to love the Tiger Run Resort.  This full-service RV luxury at its absolute finest awaits you at Tiger Run Resort, where our extraordinary location and excellent accommodations are certain to satisfy even the most particular traveler.

Cradled between the pristine Swan and Blue Rivers, sheltered by the majestic Ten Mile Mountain Range, we are your premier gateway to the finest in Rocky Mountain recreation. Extraordinary sightseeing, unique shopping, four seasons of outdoor sports, and activities of all types are at our doorstep.

Historic towns and communities await the modern explorer. Hike or bike over 60 miles of scenic trails and paved bike paths from Breckenridge to Vail. Test your fishing skills in our two adjacent rivers’ crystal clear Gold Medal waters.

Challenge the slopes at world-famous nearby winter sport and ski areas. Whatever your interests, you’ll enjoy the wilds of Colorado nature in all its forms, where imagination is all that limits you.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Tiger Run Resort?

Incredible place
We try to get to Tiger Run a few times a year. It truly is an RV resort in an incredible location. People are always very nice to deal with and always take great care of us. We rent the RV spaces and they are always wonderful.” – Tod N., TripAdvisor

Beautiful sites for motor home
We have traveled through 36 states on our quest to see America. This was one of the cleanest, convenient parks we’ve been to. The sites are spacious and private. The laundry was excellent. So close to Breckenridge. I highly recommend!” – CWK870, TripAdvisor

Tiger Run Resort Information

85 Revett Dr., Breckenridge, CO 80424

970-453-9690

12. Arapaho Valley Ranch

9. Arapaho Valley Ranch

If you are looking for a beautiful RV campground to stay at in Colorado, you can reserve a spot at Arapaho Valley Ranch. It is located at the base of the Indian Peaks Wilderness and is less than a two-hour drive from Denver. You should note that this seasonal campground is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Weather can affect these dates.

Campground Amenities

  • Private fire pit
  • Private picnic table
  • Firewood available for purchase
  • Phone Service
  • Restroom facilities
  • Pet-friendly campsites
  • Big rig-friendly sites
  • Fishing lake for children
  • Closely located to the Colorado River, allowing for water-based activities including fishing
  • Access to several nearby hiking trails
  • Cabins are available for larger families
  • Canoes available for rent

What You’ll Love About Arapaho Valley Ranch

If you are looking for a place that will allow you to immerse yourself in nature, this is a great campground for you. You will have access to the Colorado River where you will be able to fish for your own dinner, so long as you have a fishing license.

You will also be near many incredible hiking trails which take you passed waterfalls and historic sites from the old town of Monarch. This is a dry camping site, so you are encouraged to spend your time exploring the surrounding area.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Arapaho Valley Ranch?

“Arapaho Valley Ranch is a gorgeous 200-acre, family-owned, guest ranch in Colorado’s beautiful Grand County. It is located at the base of the Indian Peaks Wilderness, within a 2-hour drive from Denver….

If you are looking for a place for your wedding, family reunion, or business retreat This property has one of the most picturesque views in Colorado, and is a breathtakingly beautiful place to say “I DO”! You must try this ranch out sometime.

It has been the most relaxing getaway, and we will definitely come back again!” – MNY420, Trip Advisor

13. Black Shadow Campground

10. Black Shadow Campground

Those of you who are looking for a quiet and comfortable campground should consider staying at Black Shadow Campground. Located in the West End of Naturita, Colorado, the campground has access to everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Campground Amenities

  • Dump station
  • Private fire pit
  • Firewood is available at the camp store
  • Phone service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pet-friendly campsites
  • Electric hook-ups
  • 30 amp hookups
  • 50 amp hookups
  • Water hookups
  • Sewer hookups
  • Easy access to the grocery store, liquor store, cannabis dispensary, visitor center, and family market in town

What You’ll Love About Black Shadow Campground

There are a lot of campgrounds out there for you to choose from, but not all of them are ideal. Some of you might prefer a boisterous campground with lots of people, but there are an equal number of you who probably prefer to have a quieter trip.

If that sounds like you, you will love Black Shadow Campground. This campground only has seven sites available since it is a new campground that is still growing. So, you will be able to relax, take in the great outdoors, and have a wonderful trip.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Black Shadow Campground?

“Affordable, safe with full hookups just off the main street. Basic level sites, mostly desert landscape, cool little town, great riverfront park for swimming and fishing a short walk away. Groceries, liquor, and a part-time diner also within walking distance.” – Dawn Suitor, Google Reviews

14. Rabbit Hole Ranch

11. Rabbit Hole Ranch

Rabbit Hole Ranch sits beneath beautiful, snow-capped mountains in the San Luis Valley. It is a unique area, surrounded by sagebrush and cacti in an alpine desert.

Additionally, it is nestled between the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountains. The campsites are dispersed throughout the area, providing guests with fantastic views. RVers who are interested in photography will love spending time here.

Campground Amenities

  • Easy access to Great Sand Dunes National Park, Mr. Blanca, Zapata Falls, and Hooper Hot Springs
  • Private fire pits
  • Firewood available for purchase
  • Reservable campsites
  • Pet-friendly sites
  • Pull through sites
  • Sites with a maximum length of 36 feet

What You’ll Love About Rabbit Hole Ranch

Those of you who are looking for a dry camping experience will love your time at Rabbit Hole Ranch. There might not be the hookups and facilities that you may have come to expect from RV resorts, but you will have incredible access to amazing spots.

You will have tremendous views of the environment in its natural state. You will not need to worry about hearing cars zoom by on a nearby highway or the flushing of toilets from the nearby facilities. Instead, you will be able to enjoy camping as it once was, natural and alone with your family.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Rabbit Hole Ranch?

“The views were awesome and it’s literally in the middle of nowhere (which was great!) The two pups were super sweet and ended up hanging out with us for most of our stay! If you want to be in a beautiful desert with no one around and have a spectacular view of the night sky this is the place to stay!” – Kyle F, TheDyrt

15. Dakota Terraces Campground

12. Dakota Terraces Campground

Hundreds of campgrounds are available for RVers to choose from in the great state of Colorado. However, not all of them are as great as Dakota Terraces Campground. Here, you will have access to wonderful campsites and a wide variety of amenities to make your stay comfortable.

Campground Amenities

  • ADA accessible
  • Dump station
  • Private picnic table
  • Private fire pit
  • Firewood for sale at the camp store
  • Pet-friendly sites
  • Restroom facilities
  • Shower facilities
  • Reservable campsites
  • Phone service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Electric hookups
  • 30 amp hookups
  • Water hookups
  • Pull through sites
  • Sites with a maximum length of 50 feet

What You’ll Love About Dakota Terraces Campground

If you are looking for a laid-back, comfortable camping experience, you should consider staying at Dakota Terraces Campground. Here you will have access to wonderful campsites with all the amenities you could ask for.

You will also be surrounded by beautiful terrain that is ripe for exploring. The campsites themselves have access to hookups, fire pits, and picnic tables. So, whether you want to stay on-site or explore, you will have plenty to do.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Dakota Terraces Campground?

“Thoroughly enjoyed our 2 nights at the state park. Kind and friendly staff, well-kept sites, great fishing, and everything is beautiful, including the views! We will be back! The best state park we have been to in a while.” – Captain K, Trip Advisor

16. Colorado Springs KOA

13. Colorado Springs KOA

If you are new to the world of RVs, you might want to stay at a campground that is owned by a well-known organization. KOA owns and operates hundreds of campgrounds all around the United States, most of which are highly regarded.

As a result, it can be a good idea to check out one of these campsites before you stay at a family-owned campground. This campground should set a high standard for what you should expect at campgrounds around Colorado. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs KOA has all the amenities you need to have a comfortable stay.

Campground Amenities

  • ADA accessible
  • Dump Station
  • Private picnic table
  • Private fire pit
  • Firewood available to purchase at the camp store
  • Shower facilities
  • Restroom facilities
  • Reservable campsites
  • Phone service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pet-friendly sites
  • Electric hookups
  • 30 amp hookups
  • 50 amp hookups
  • Water hookups
  • Sewer hookups
  • Big rig-friendly sites
  • Pull through sites

What You’ll Love About Colorado Springs KOA

When you stay at Colorado Springs KOA, you will be able to enjoy all the hiking trails Pikes Peak has to offer. For those of you who did not know, Pikes Peak is the most visited mountain in North America, and it is 14,115 feet above sea level at its peak.

You will also have access to fun locations like Garden of the Gods, and Cave of the Winds. This campground is open all year round, so you can camp here if you are planning a summer hiking trip or a ski trip in the winter.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Colorado Springs KOA?

“Spent two weeks and we had a blast – and we never left the park. The park is CLEAN; staff is friendly and more than accommodating; amenities abound from campsite trash pickup to firewood or ice deliveries; fellow campers honored the quiet hours, and the Splash pad with all its water slides is the biggest hit with everyone.

Sat, you HAVE to participate in the Wet Wagon Ride! Everyone from campers to extra staff get involved in the shenanigans and fun. There are extra activities every Fri and Sat to participate in and each weekend is different. Holly and Steve are so high energy and the activities they are involved in are that much more fun.

Ave is hard at work upgrading some of the campsites with new patios, adding fenced dog areas at some sites, and adding a covered tent spot while we were there. It’s right at an I-25 exit, making it very convenient. Is there some interstate noise, yes.

But it’s minimal, and the only time we really noticed it was during the week between 5:30 and 7:00 when everyone was headed to work into Co Springs or Ft. Carson which is right at the same exit. This is definitely a destination campground!” – PaMike, Trip Advisor

17. Clear Creek RV Park

14. Clear Creek RV Park

Clear Creek RV Park is located at 1400 10th Street in Golden, and it is owned and operated by the city. It provides guests with a relaxing country-lie setting while being within walking distance of the historic downtown center. The park is pend all year round, allowing guests to enjoy the 22 sites any time they like.

Campground Amenities

  • Easy access to Clear Creek
  • Easy access to the Clear Creek Trail
  • Dump Station
  • Reservable sites
  • Private picnic table
  • Phone service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower facilities
  • Restroom facilities
  • Pet-friendly sites
  • Electric hookups
  • 30 amp hookups
  • 50 amp hookups
  • Water hookups
  • Sewer hookups
  • Pull through sites
  • Sites with a maximum length of 45 feet

What You’ll Love About Clear Creek RV Park

Camping in the middle of nowhere can be a lot of fun, but it can be isolating. While you might love being in nature, you will certainly be missing things when you are away from civilization. That is why a campground like Clear Creek RV Park is such a great option.

Guests will have access to the river and hiking trails at any time, but you will also be able to head into town if you need to go on a supply run, or if you just want to have a night out. It is the best of both worlds and is especially popular among new RVers.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Clear Creek RV Park?

“This campground is adjacent to Clear Creek, which is absolutely beautiful! The park was clean, with lots of trees, a very nice walking path along the creek, a big park just a few yards away, and downtown within a short walk. The park is small, so can be difficult to get into, but we would definitely stay there again.” – Margaret M, Trip Advisor

18. Pikes Peak RV Park and Campground

15. Pikes Peak RV Park and Campground

Pikes Peak RV Park and Campground are set in the shade of the mountains, with a calming mountain stream running past them. They are close to many nearby attractions, and they are within walking distance of Manitou Springs and Garden of the Gods City Park. They are a great place to stay for people who are looking to do some hiking.

Campground Amenities

  • Free shuttles to downtown Manitou and Cog railway
  • ADA accessible
  • Dump station
  • Private picnic table
  • Phone service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Reservable campsites
  • Shower facilities
  • Restroom facilities
  • Pet-friendly campsites
  • Electric hookups
  • 30 amp hookups
  • 50 amp hookups
  • Water hookups
  • Sewer hookups
  • Sites with a maximum length of 40 feet

What You’ll Love About Pikes Peak RV Park and Campground

When you stay at Pikes Peak RV Park and Campground, you will have access to a wide variety of amenities as you can see above. However, you will also be close to many stunning attractions.

There is so much to do in the area, both in nearby towns and on hiking trails. You should note that this campground is open from mid-May to mid-September, so you will not be able to plan a winter trip here.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Pikes Peak RV Park and Campground?

“This was our first long trip with our new travel trailer so we were learning as we went. I made the reservation only a couple weeks before arriving. The office staff was very nice and patient with me on the phone (being our first trip).

We weren’t sure we would be arriving before the office closed but they assured us that would be fine and to just keep in touch with the office the closer we got. The park is quiet and peaceful and very conveniently located.

They have a laundry room, nice shower/restrooms, next to a park with a pond and easy access. We walked to a great little diner called Uncle Sam’s just up the road. (Review forthcoming)

We just bought our trailer this year and can’t wait to go back in warmer weather to enjoy more of the attractions the town has to offer like cliff dwellings, the train to the top of Pikes Peak, etc.” – Aztntmom, Trip Advisor

19. Lottis Creek Campground

16. Lottis Creek Campground

Lottis Creek Campground is in the Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests. It is also 8600 feet above sea level, making it an excellent hiking location.

The campground has been recently remodeled, and as a result, it is equipped with all the amenities you need to have a comfortable RV trip in Colorado.

Campground Amenities

  • Many nearby fishing locations
  • Easy access to several hiking trails
  • Trails for riding four-wheelers
  • Less than two miles south of the Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area
  • Taylor Park Reservoir is a few miles from the campground
  • Shady campsites
  • ADA accessible
  • Dump station
  • Private picnic table
  • Private fire pit
  • Firewood available to purchase at the camp store
  • Reservable campsites
  • Pet-friendly sites
  • Restroom facilities
  • Electric hookups
  • 30 amp hookups
  • 50 amp hookups
  • Water hookups
  • Sewer hookups
  • Big rig-friendly sites

What You’ll Love About Lottis Creek Campground

It is easy to set up a campground in the middle of a random forest or off a highway road. However, not every campground can be in a beautiful location. That being said, Lottis Creek Campground is in a beautiful area with several natural attractions nearby.

As a result, guests will always have something to do. There are so many things in the area that you could spend weeks hiking and fishing, and you will still find new things to do.

The campground currently has 37 single-family campsites available for rent. One group site can accommodate up to 50 people and 10 vehicles at a time. You will also be happy to hear that this campground was renovated in 2012, so most amenities here are up to date.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Lottis Creek Campground?

“For you, Tourists that come to our state and camp are so very rude Lottis Creek is a beautiful campground and they have a great host there, But when you folks come in you give it a bad name and throw your trash wherever you want.

If you have mountains where you live then stay in your own state and camp I have seen so many rude people at the campgrounds you’re sick stay away and find somewhere else to go.” – Roxanne S, Trip Advisor

20. Gold Park Campground

17. Gold Park Campground

Gold Park Campground is located along Homestake Creek in the middle of the Homestake Valley. It sits in a forested setting, providing guests with shady campsites during the hot summer months.

It is a smaller campground with only 12 campsites, so you will have a quieter experience camping here than at many other resorts. However, you should note that it is a dry camping site, so you will not have access to many of the amenities that you may have come to expect from other campgrounds.

Campground Amenities

  • Several hiking trails within walking distance
  • Guests can fish in Homestake Creek
  • Dump station
  • Private picnic table
  • Private fire pit
  • Firewood available to purchase at the camp store
  • Restroom facilities
  • Pet-friendly campsites
  • Sites with a maximum length of 40 feet

What You’ll Love About Gold Park Campground

As you can see, there are not as many amenities at Gold Park Campground as there are at many other campsites. There are no hookups, and there are only 12 campsites. However, many people will be interested in a dry and quiet camping experience.

Since there are only a few campsites, the campground will provide a camping feeling that is much more traditional. As a result, you will be able to spend more time outdoors and with your family than you would if you were staying at a resort.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Gold Park Campground?

“Outstanding camping experience. Small campground on the river with plenty of trees for relaxing in nature. The grounds were clean and organized and the camp host, Doug, was exceptional. Highly recommended. Stay here and you’ll be ~1 mile from the start of the Missouri Lakes hike. One of CO’s best.” – Jax B, TheDyrt

21. Twin Peaks Campground

18. Twin Peaks Campground

Twin Peaks Campground offers sites to guests on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is located to the west of Twin Lakes Reservoir in a shaded spot in the nearby pine forest. The campground is located 9600 feet above sea level with impressive views of the Sawatch Range.

You will also have access to the Continental Divide and Mount Elberttrails. However, this is a dry campground, meaning it does not have many of the extra amenities that are provided at resorts.

Campground Amenities

  • ADA accessible
  • Reservable campsites
  • Dump station
  • Private picnic table
  • Private fire pit
  • Pet-friendly campsites
  • Restroom facilities
  • Sites with a maximum length of 44 feet

What You’ll Love About Twin Peaks Campground

Some of you will be turned off by the idea of dry camping, and that is perfectly fine. However, there are many of you who will enjoy dry camping. Many campgrounds these days provide so many amenities that you might as well be staying at a hotel.

You don’t get the real camping experience when you stay at those campgrounds. However, sacrificing a few amenities at a dry campground will give you a more traditional camping experience. It is not for everyone, but it can be a lot of fun.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Twin Peaks Campground?

“We went to this site with no reservations in the middle of July. There were a handful of sites open and we took site #3. Even with neighbors the only sounds we heard were the river and an occasional passing car on the road above.

The bathrooms were clean (pit toilets) and there was water at the camp host site and firewood available for purchase. No showers. The hiking trail next to the river is great too.” – Kate N, TheDyrt

22. Junction Creek Campground

19. Junction Creek Campground

Junction Creek Campground is located just outside of Durango, Colorado, near the start of the Colorado Trail. RVers who stay here will have access to a wide variety of hiking paths that take them through several scenic natural settings.

This is also a popular area for mountain biking as many of the trails have very steep downhills. The campground itself has all the amenities you need to stay comfortable while you are resting between activities.

Campground Amenities

  • Single and double-family campsites
  • One group campsite
  • ADA accessible
  • Private picnic table
  • Private campfire pit
  • Firewood is available at the camp store
  • Grills
  • Volleyball court
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Vault toilets
  • Dump station
  • Pet-friendly sites
  • Electric hookups
  • 30 amp hookups
  • 50 amp hookups
  • Pull through sites
  • Big rig-friendly sites

What You’ll Love About Junction Creek Campground

Guests that stay at Junction Creek Campground love it because of how many things there are to do. Not only is there a wide variety of activities to take part in at the campground, but the surrounding area is filled with things to do.

You can spend your days hiking, fishing, or mountain biking. Then, when the day is over, you can come back to your campsite and roast some marshmallows by the fire. It is the perfect place for new and experienced RVers to stay.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Junction Creek Campground?

“Stayed here last week while in Durango. A bit off the beaten path for sure but that’s why people camp in National forests! Super clean bathrooms. Water available. We chose our spot from the map online.

When it site description says slight or moderate slope, they mean it. We were able to get our camper level, but the door opened on the wrong side of the site and the picnic table and fire ring were not very close. It was really quiet though and there was quite a bit of room between sites.” – Matt M, Trip Advisor

23. Lost Lake Campground

20. Lost Lake Campground

Lost Lake Campground sits on Lost Lake, while also being close to Dollar Lake. It is adjacent to Beckwith Pass, providing hikers with stunning views of the Ruby Mountain Range. Guests that visit from mid-July to early August will be able to see the wildflowers bloom.

We recommend that you visit at this time because there is nothing quite like seeing those wildflowers. This is a dry campground that RVers use more as a base camp to supplement their activities in the area.

Campground Amenities

  • Dump station
  • Private picnic table
  • Private fire pit
  • Firewood available to purchase at the camp store
  • Restroom facilities
  • Pet-friendly campsites
  • Sites with a maximum length of 30 feet

What You’ll Love About Lost Lake Campground

If you are a fan of spending time in the water, you will love staying at Lost Lake Campground. It sits on Lost Lake, so you will be able to spend your days swimming, kayaking, canoeing, or fishing.

However, those are not the only things to do because, as we mentioned, there are several hiking trails in the area. So, if you need a place to stay in Colorado, why not give Lost Lake Campground a shot?

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Lost Lake Campground?

“This campground is so peaceful!! It is first come first served so we showed up early and ended up with the perfect spot. Site #5. Fit our 28ft camper just fine. Lots of space for our hammocks. Nice table and fire pit. Just loved everything about it!

Close the water to fish in the canoe anytime. There was a moose taking a swim in the mornings. Amazing to see. At night it is quiet and serene. Lost Lake is a place to relax and unwind and just enjoy the surroundings. This quickly became our new favorite campground.” – Che A, TheDyrt

24. Chapman Reservoir

21. Chapman Reservoir

Chapman Reservoir is located outside the town of Yampa in Colorado. It is near the Dunckley Pass area off CTY Rd 8. It is a great place to relax after driving for days in your RV. While you are here, you will have access to a wide variety of amenities and activities.

Campground Amenities

  • Access to several hiking trails
  • Wakeless boating
  • Supervised ATVing
  • Vault toilet
  • Private picnic table
  • Private fire pit
  • ADA accessible
  • Dump station
  • Pet-friendly sites
  • Reservable campsites

What You’ll Love About Chapman Reservoir

Chapman Reservoir might not have all the high-tech amenities you may have come to expect from luxury RV resorts, but it is in one of the most beautiful places in Colorado.

There are all kinds of things to do in and around the campground, so it does not matter that there is no phone service or internet access; you will always be entertained.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Chapman Reservoir?

“It’s a far drive but what a fun campground. It was great for our couple of families and a herd of kids. The reservoir gets busy so go early to stake out a spot to hang for the day. Once there, it’s a wonderful place to play for the day- paddle boarding, fishing, jumping off the dam.

Vault toilets are very clean. Be sure to check in with the camp hosts and do things by the book. They’re strict! But, it makes it a clean, well-run place to go. River is beautiful and spots are pretty well spaced out.” – Victoria H, TheDyrt

25. Pearl Lake

22. Pearl Lake

Pearl Lake is a great place to stay if you want access to comfortable amenities while away from city life’s hustle and bustle. There are several great campsites available for you to choose from, all of which have access to excellent amenities.

Campground Amenities

  • ADA accessible
  • Dump station
  • Private picnic table
  • Private fire pit
  • Reservable campsites
  • Phone service
  • Restroom facilities
  • Pet-friendly campsites
  • Electric hookups
  • Water hookups
  • Pull through sites
  • Sites with a maximum length of 30 feet

What You’ll Love About Pearl Lake

When you stay at Pearl Lake, you will have access to a wide variety of activities. As you might expect, many of those activities are based on the water. You can take out a canoe or kayak and row around the water.

Alternatively, you can bring out your fishing poles to see if you can catch some dinner for you and your family. There are also several great hiking trails in the area. Finally, if you want to relax, the campsites here are incredibly comfortable.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Pearl Lake?

“We loved this little park. We hiked the Connector Trail that went part of the way around the lake (or we were lost and hiked a part of another trail…haha). The trail was well-used and did not have weeds grown up in it.

This park offers an amazing lake to paddle-board on. Many people were paddle boarding. When we were there, they also offered paddle-board rentals! Restroom was very clean as well.” – Amber H, Trip Advisor

26. Arapaho-Roosevelt / Tunnel

23. Arapaho-Roosevelt / Tunnel

Arapaho-Roosevelt / Tunnel is located along the Laramie River Road, close to where the West Branch Laramie River and Laramie River meet. It sits in the middle of a pine forest. You should note that mountain pine beetles are known to be very active in this area.

As a result, many of the dead trees in the area have been cut down to ensure visitors’ safety. That being said, there are many things to love at this campground.

Campground Amenities

  • ADA accessible
  • Dump station
  • Private picnic table
  • Private fire pit
  • Firewood available to purchase at the camp store
  • Restroom facilities
  • Pet-friendly campsites
  • Pull through sites
  • Sites with a maximum length of 40 feet

What You’ll Love About Arapaho-Roosevelt / Tunnel

Guests that stay at this campground love to spend time by the river. The sounds of water flowing down the river are relaxing and allow guests to lose themselves in nature. There are also plenty of hiking trails to enjoy in the area.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Arapaho-Roosevelt / Tunnel?

“Picked this campsite due to a last-minute change of plans.  Maintained by American Land & Leisure which has been upgrading facilities, new fire rings, and bear box storage containers. The campground manager was visible working.

Firewood is provided for sale on-site. Water is available.  Pit toilets are clean and less than 10 years old.  sites are well-spaced. The facility has trails and fishing available with a drive of 1 mile to 12 miles.” – Gary D, TheDyrt

27. Ute Campground

24. Ute Campground

Ute Campground is a great place to stay if you want access to hiking trails. The campground sits in the middle of a forest, allowing for guests to explore the surrounding area in all directions. As for the campground itself, it has many of the amenities you would want to stay comfortable for the duration of your stay.

Campground Amenities

  • ADA accessible
  • Dump station
  • Private picnic table
  • Private fire pit
  • Phone service
  • Restroom facilities
  • Pet-friendly campsites
  • Electric hookups
  • 30 amp hookups
  • 50 amp hookups
  • Sites with a maximum length of 47 feet

What You’ll Love About Ute Campground

When you stay at Ute Campground, you do not need to worry about things getting too busy. The campground has a strict quiet time policy from 10 PM to 6 AM. There are 26 campsites available for guests to rent, each with the same amenities.

That being said, one group campsite is available if you are traveling with a large host of RVers. Finally, you should note that this campground is only open from May to September.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Ute Campground?

“Just spent 7 days here in our RV. They have a fantastic setting. Full hookups are available as well as many different cabins to choose from. This is a family-owned working ranch so there is plenty to do.

Bring your horses, stay in a cabin or the Yurt at the top of the mountain. Check out the fishing pond, and the evening community fire with stories and music if you participate. Hike forever, bring your ATVs, and experience the miles of trails on the flattops.

If you are looking for a big city RV park with paved roads and concrete pads, this is not your place, but if you are looking for a little piece of heaven in the Colorado mountains then give this place a try. We will definitely be back. Prices are quite reasonable.” – Dillon80435, Trip Advisor

28. Transfer Park Campground

25. Transfer Park Campground

Transfer Park Campground is located one mile past Florida Campground and sits on 11 acres of land in a shaded area North of the Florida River. It is known for being the site of a historic transfer station for ore and supplies between pack mules and wagons when this was a mining area.

There are two loops in the campground, with 25 sites in total. The upper level is mostly level with larger sites, whereas the lower loop is near the river and is mostly comprised of small campsites. Nonetheless, the campsites come with a wide variety of amenities.

Campground Amenities

  • ADA accessible
  • Dump station
  • Private picnic table
  • Private fire pit
  • Firewood available for purchase at the camp store
  • Reservable campsites
  • Pet-friendly sites
  • Restroom facilities
  • Water hookups
  • Sites with a maximum length of 42 feet

What You’ll Love About Transfer Park Campground

Transfer Park Campground is a great place to stay because it is available at all times of the year. However, you should note that from September to May there are no services available. As a result, the hosts ask that you keep your campsite clean during your stay.

That being said, during the summer there are plenty of things to do in the area. That includes hiking, fishing, and swimming.

What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Transfer Park Campground?

“Transfer Park Campground is a nice place to camp just outside Durango. We mostly planned to spend the days down in Durango and use the camp spot for the evening. It is a bit of a trek from town, maybe 45-50min, but the drive is beautiful. The campground itself is clean and heavily forested.

A small meadow separates the two loops, with a path down the middle to the beautiful river area you see in the pictures (a 3-ish min walk from your site). We stayed in the lower loop on the “inside” part of the loop.

The outside spots are closer to the river, but you have to scramble down the side of the mini cliff to get to the water, walking through the meadow lets you access the river at “ground level”, so to speak.” – Steph A, TheDyrt

How Much Does It Cost to Stay at an RV Park in Colorado?

How Much Does It Cost to Stay at an RV Park in Colorado?

The price of staying at an RV park in Colorado can vary significantly. Some campsites are as cheap as $20 a night, and some will cost you over $150 a night. The price is largely determined by the amenities provided to guests.

So, if you want to stay at a dry campsite, you will not be charged as much as at a luxury resort. That said, you can expect to pay between $35 and $80 a night at most campgrounds in Colorado.

How Long Can You Stay at an RV Park in Colorado?

The duration of your stay will certainly affect which RV park you choose to stay at. There are some campgrounds that do not have limits on how long guests can stay. Some of them are open year-round and allow guests to stay as long as they like.

Many of these sites will encourage guests to stay longer by providing cheaper monthly rates. However, there are many campgrounds that limit stays to two weeks. Some popular family-owned campgrounds even limit your stay to a couple of days.

Unfortunately, the amount of time you can stay at a campground in Colorado is not standardized. As a result, you will need to look that up before you book a campsite.

Are There Pet-Friendly RV Parks and Campgrounds in Colorado?

Yes, there are many pet-friendly RV parks and campgrounds in Colorado. This information is usually easily available on the campground’s website. You should note that just because a campground is pet-friendly does not mean that you can let your dog run wild around the campground.

That is allowed at some campgrounds, but some parks request that you keep your pets on leash while they are outside of your RV.

Are There Long-Term RV Parks in Colorado?

Are There Long-Term RV Parks in Colorado?

Yes, long-term RV parks exist in Colorado. These parks are typically not very different from other campgrounds. However, they usually do offer extra amenities and services to long-term guests.

Are There Luxury RV Resorts in Colorado?

Yes, luxury RV resorts are very popular in Colorado. Many of these resorts will not seem too different from luxury hotels. The only difference will be that there are a lot of RVs around and people are not staying in a building. So, if you want a more relaxing vacation, you can stay at a luxury RV resort.

Do you know of another RV campgrounds in Colorado that we should add to the article? Please add your suggestion in the comments below and I may just have to check it out and revise the article.

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Mike Scarpignato – Bio

Mike Scarpignato created RVBlogger.com over five years ago in 2018 to share all we have learned about RV camping.

Mike is an avid outdoorsman with decades of experience tent camping and traveling in his 2008 Gulf Stream Conquest Class C RV and 2021 Thor Challenger Class A motorhome.

We attend RV Shows and visit RV dealerships all across the country to tour and review drivable motorhomes and towable trailers to provide the best evaluations of these RVs in our blog articles and YouTube videos.

We are 3/4-time RVers who created RVBlogger.com to provide helpful information about all kinds of RVs and related products, gear, camping memberships, tips, hacks and advice.

Mike and Susan from RVBlogger at an RV Show

Mike Scarpignato – Bio

Mike Scarpignato created RVBlogger.com over five years ago in 2018 to share all we have learned about RV camping.

Mike is an avid outdoorsman with decades of experience tent camping and traveling in his 2008 Gulf Stream Conquest Class C RV and 2021 Thor Challenger Class A motorhome.

We attend RV Shows and visit RV dealerships all across the country to tour and review drivable motorhomes and towable trailers to provide the best evaluations of these RVs in our blog articles and YouTube videos.

We are 3/4-time RVers who created RVBlogger.com to provide helpful information about all kinds of RVs and related products, gear, camping memberships, tips, hacks and advice.

Mike and Susan from RVBlogger at an RV Show

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