Colorado is a beautiful state to go RV camping. You’re sure to find some peace and quiet and the campsites seem to be less crowded. In Colorado, we have enchanting mountain views, breathtaking overlooks, beautiful sunrises, and gorgeous sunsets! Be sure to bring your s’ mores ingredients, because you’ll want to be sure you are out enjoying the beautiful, cool evening air without all the light and noise pollution that 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 that I’m going to share with you!
Where are the Best RV Campgrounds in Colorado? Here are our top picks in no particular order.
- Glenwood Canyon Resort
- Dolores River Campground and Cabins
- Elk Creek Campground and RV Park
- Estes Park KOA
- Arrowhead Point Campground & Cabins
- Prospectors RV Resort
- Garden of the Gods RV Resort
- Tiger Run Resort
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. Glenwood Canyon Resort
Looking for a fabulous camping experience in the perfect Rocky Mountain setting? Glenwood Canyon Resort offers a wide range of RV and tent camping sites in the spectacular Glenwood Canyon right on the Colorado River!
- 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, private campfire pit, and picnic table. They welcome small RVs, pop-ups 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
“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
2. Dolores River Campground and Cabins
The Dolores River Campground is a beautiful, tree-filled campground that provides a true Colorado get-away. They are 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.
- Community recreation room and kitchen
- Laundry room
- 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 campsite is located just outside of Durango and Silverton, CO. The campsites very were well spaced and shady, and lots of nature and clean fresh mountain air. 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?
“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
3. Elk Creek Campground and RV Park
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!
- Beautiful & clean restrooms & showers
- 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
- General Store (open 7 days a week)
- 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 activities and enforce 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
4. Estes Park KOA
Estes Park KOA campground is located in the beautiful high mountain valley and 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.
- 50 Max Amp
- 35 Max Length
- Cable TV
- Tour Shuttle
- Dog Park
- 24-Hour Laundry
- 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
5. Arrowhead Point Campground & Cabins
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 the toy haulers! For the mid-size and smaller RV, they have sites with electric hook-ups and water. All sites feature fire pits and picnic tables to enhance your camping experience.
- 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
- 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 the city life become a distant memory. Whether you stay for a weekend, week, or even longer, Arrowhead Point is an ideal location for your camping getaway. Being centrally located, it is no wonder Buena Vista, Colorado is a destination-vacation!
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
Prospectors RV Resort is a full-service campground in the heart of the Royal Gorge Area. They offer 126 Tent/RV spots, 13 cabins, and are open year round. The Royal Gorge area had a huge setback with the fire of 2013, and all of the businesses worked diligently to restore the 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 Schirados 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!
- 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 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 enjoy beautiful views of the Royal Gorge. Besides all of the important camping amenities, the owners have gone out of their way to bring in the jumping pillow, 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
7. Garden of the Gods RV Resort
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.
- Camping at it’s best
- On-site gift and convenient 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 the modern comforts. 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 hike Garden of the Gods, take a drive up Pikes Peak, or even drive north to the Air Force Academy. I would suggest staying at least a week so that you can try and see everything Colorado Springs has to offer.
What Do Other RVers Have to Say About Garden of the Gods RV Resort
“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
8. Tiger Run Resort
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 a full-service RV site or mountain chalets (cabins) and are the gateway to the finest in Rocky Mountain recreation.
- Hot tubs
- Fitness Center
- Game Room
- Tennis Courts
- Sand Volleyball
- 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 the crystal clear Gold Medal waters of our two adjacent rivers. 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?
“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
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