You’d be hard-pressed to pick a lousy camping spot in Colorado. With breathtaking views at every turn, meadows filled with wildflowers, and epic waterfalls, you need a lifetime to explore all that Colorado has to offer. Here are the 10 best RV campgrounds in Colorado to get you started.
The 13 Best Colorado RV Resorts and RV Parks
Explore the beautiful terrain The Centennial State has to offer with these top-rated RV parks and RV resorts in Colorado. RV camping in Colorado is a must for any traveler who wants to experience the majesty of the West. So scratch RV camping in Colorado off your bucket list and hit the road in a Cruise America RV rental.
There were once more trees in Glacier Basin Campground, but they had to be removed due to pine beetle disease. Once the trees were thinned, their absence opened up an incredible view of the Continental Divide’s craggy mountains. A mile hike to Sprague Lake is a great way to start your day, and don’t miss the sunrise on the Front Range Mountains.
Amenities: This RV park in Colorado has sanitary dumps, firewood for sale, and clean restrooms. There are also picnic tables, fire rings, and barbeque grates at each site. Rocky Mountain National Park’s shuttle service runs through Glacier Basin.
“Each site here is variable, with some open with no trees and others nestled in some mature trees. Flush toilets and running water in the bathrooms.” -Nicole B.
With over 40 full hookups and many other partial hookups, Chatfield State Park is a popular launching area for hot air balloons all year round. With 30 and 50 amp hookups, water and sewer hookups, and sanitary dumps, this state park sits on the Chatfield Reservoir, and most sites are open and grassy.
Amenities: Campsites have picnic tables, fire rings, grills, tent pads, access to drinking water, flush toilets, hot showers, a dump station, and laundry facilities. This state park also has miles of multi-use trails to explore.
“This is the first time I’ve found a state park so close to a major metro area!!” -Katie M.
This gorgeous campground is located in a prime spot 30 miles west of Denver, Colorado. Golden Gate Canyon campground has pull-through spots, 30 and 50 amp sites, and sanitary dumps. Drinking water and showers are also on-site, and this is an excellent spot for a jumping-off point to the Rockies.
Amenities: The amenities at this hidden gem in Colorado include flush toilets, showers, an ice machine, laundry facilities, and a dump station.
“Tons of beautiful hiking trails.” -Amanda M.
You cannot beat the gorgeous views at Mueller State Park, an hour west of Colorado Springs, Colorado. There are a few different loops, some with pull-through spots and some hike-in only. Many of the RV sites are roadside pull-offs, so your rig is between you and the road.
Amenities: Clean bathrooms, coin-operated laundry facilities, and water stations are scattered throughout the campground. There is a visitor center, an amphitheater, firewood for sale, a dump station, and more.
“Fall is especially beautiful when the aspens turn gold.” -Kristen
Cradled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Southern Colorado is Monument Lake, and next to Monument Lake is Monument Lake Resort, an adobe-style resort dating back to 1937. The 368-acre resort has every style of camping option you can think of, with added amenities like a pontoon boat, kayaks, paddleboards, or canoes for rent.
Amenities: This Colorado RV park has a bar and restaurant, marina, convenience store, and more all on-site. Campers have access to clean restrooms and showers, picnic tables, and fire pits.
“This lake is in an absolutely beautiful part of the country.” -Brian P.
This Colorado campground is 500 yards from the trailhead to Zapata Falls, a 1-mile loop with pull-through sites and no hookups. Zapata Falls Campground fills up quickly in winter and summer; in the winter, the waterfall is frozen, and in the summer, you have to wade through a river at points.
Amenities: Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring, and a bear-proof food locker for guests. Most campsites have access to vault toilets but no showers or hookups.
“Many with trees to hang hammocks and shade. Amazing views from almost all sites.” -Lauren M.
There are only 15 RV sites at Morefield - Mesa Verde National Park with full hookups, so it’s recommended that you make a reservation. There are many great trails around, although some may be closed temporarily due to fire damage. Take a sunset hike on the Knife’s Edge for a spectacular view.
Amenities: There’s a well-stocked store, showers, laundry, and Wi-Fi connectivity for campers. Each site has a picnic table, a fire pit, a grill grate, and a gravel tent pad.
“The campsites are nestled in among the low trees and brush, with pretty good privacy between most of them.” -Kathy L.
Near the Beaver Meadow entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park, Moraine Park Campground is the ideal spot to explore the Rockies’ steep tors and flower-filled meadows.
Amenities: There are no RV hookups available in this Colorado RV park, but the several loops offer water spigots and restrooms. There’s also an excellent shuttle system for getting around the park. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, food storage locker, and access to drinking water.
“Stunningly beautiful with killer views of the mountains!” -Caroline A.
In Southern Colorado lies Piñon Flats Campground in the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. There are endless recreation options in the park, from exploring the gorgeous dunes to playing in Medano Creek at the dunes’ base.
Amenities: This is one of the best campgrounds in Colorado due to its close proximity to the dunes. There are kid-friendly ranger-led activities for families to enjoy along with miles of hiking trails. There are picnic tables, restrooms, and a sanitary dump on site.
“A wonderful campground where you can walk directly to the Sand Dunes.” -Emilia S.
This aptly named resort, Great Sand Dunes Oasis, has a beautiful view –– mountains on one side and dunes on the other.
Amenities: You can rent sand sleds and boards from the front office, and there is a restaurant and stocked store on site. 20 of the 90 sites are pull-through ones with hookups. There are clean restrooms, hot showers, and firewood available for visitors to this Colorado RV park.
“Views of the park are unmatched.” -Evan L.
Marvel in the shadows of giants and enjoy views of Pikes Peak at Garden of the Gods RV Resort. This Colorado Springs RV resort is the perfect place for those looking to unplug and relax for a while.
Amenities: At this RV resort, there is an on-site convenience store, complimentary Wi-Fi, two heated swimming pools, a game room and arcade, and even a playground. The sites offer full hookups, picnic tables, and fire rings for visitors.
“Staff is super friendly and helpful, location is full of kind people." - Google Reviewer
Dolores River RV Resort is a wonderful place to spend time camping in Colorado. The campground is located along the north shore of Dolores River.
Amenities: The RV sites offer ADA accessibility, cable, electricity, water, fire pits, sewer hookups, and Wi-Fi. There is riverside fishing, hayrides, BINGO, kickball tournaments, scavenger hunts, and more at this family-friendly campground.
“The staff keeps the grounds tidy and the bathrooms and showers clean." -Google Reviewer
Price: Starting at $30 per night
Number of sites: over 100
RV sites: Yes, pull-through for 25-45 foot RVs
Fires allowed: Yes
Pets allowed: Yes
Mesa Verde RV Resort is a highly-rated Colorado RV resort perfect for people looking for a relaxing retreat. All RV sites have excellent views of Mesa Verde.
Amenities: The amenities at Mesa Verde include clean restrooms and showers, free Wi-Fi, 24/7 laundry facilities, two hot tubs, a heated pool, dog-walking areas, an outdoor gathering space, and more.
“This is, we believe, the nicest RV park we’ve ever stayed in. Super-nice, hospitable staff. Clean modern bathrooms, fresh coffee, clean hot spa, and all beautifully decorated, convenient, and comfortable.” -Reviewer on Mesa Verde’s website
For more adventures in the mountains and shaded valleys of Colorado, check out The Dyrt’s complete list of great camping options in the Centennial State. Pick up an RV rental from Cruise America at a convenient location near you and start your road trip today!