It’s no secret that Colorado is a popular destination for RV travelers. With recreation and relaxation around every scenic turn, there’s no shortage of summer adventures to experience in this gorgeous state! 

If you’re planning a summer RV trip in Colorado, here are some of the best destinations to check out! 

Lake Pueblo State Park

Lake Pueblo Colorado


If boating, fishing, or any other watersport are at the top of your Colorado vacation activities bucket list, Lake Pueblo State Park is the place for you!

The lake features 4,600 surface acres of water, 60 miles of shoreline, and almost 10,000 acres of land. Enjoy skiing, fishing, and more on the lake from 2 full-service marinas, boat ramps, and a swimming beach. For more water adventures, try rafting, kayaking, or tubing on the Arkansas River.

This park has four campgrounds, two with electrical hookups, showers, and playgrounds. 

Rocky Mountain National Park 

Rocky Mountains family hiking


For the ultimate trip in mountain trail hiking and scenic and wilderness viewing, The Rocky Mountains are beyond compare. This National park offers guided tours and children’s activities as well. 

Elk Meadow RV Park adds convenience to your wilderness trip. It sits just outside the park entrance and offers full-service campsites accommodating RVs 75 ft long, cabins, bathrooms, showers, a laundry room, wifi, a swimming pool, mini golf, and a free shuttle to the nearby town of Estes Park- full of cute shops, restaurants, museums, and legendary salt-water taffy!

Chatfield State Park

Chatfield State Park Hot Air Balloon

Here’s another park with an impressive lake perfect for all the fun water activities your family and friends want to enjoy. That’s not all—this spot has wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities. But what sets Chatfield apart is getting above the lake in a hot air balloon or living vicariously through a model airplane while you control it from the ground!  

Chatfield State Park has many hot air balloon vendors ready to give you an unforgettable experience in the sky. If model airplane piloting is your thing, enjoy the paved runway and flying field south of the campgrounds.

If you’re a Denverite, this state park is the shortest drive on the list, so you can spend more time enjoying activities and less time behind the wheel.  

Campground sites range from electric-only to full hookups and have coin-operated showers and laundry.


Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve


Did you know Colorado is home to the tallest dunes in North America? At the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, you can get out on the dunes for a truly unique adventure while sandboarding or sand sledding!

This national park is also committed to increasing its accessibility! It has a mat for wheelchairs to easily travel from the parking area to the edge of Medano Creek and the sand. But traditional wheelchairs still have a hard time moving across the dune field, so the visitor center has a limited number of special dune wheelchairs with larger, inflatable wheels for guests to use.

Campgrounds within the park have no hookups or showers, but plenty of campgrounds in the area have these amenities. 

Difficult Campground

Roaring Fork River, Aspen, Colorado


For a more secluded Colorado vacation, full of both relaxation and adventure, Difficult Campground in White River National Park is an ideal destination. 

Difficult is right on the beautiful Roaring Fork River within a lovely mixed-tree forest. It’s a prime location for rafting, hiking, fly fishing, and wildlife viewing. 

This smaller campground has no hookups, vault toilets, and tightly-turning roads that require RV length regulations. This spot is perfect for a quieter, more rugged wilderness experience. 

Happy Camping!

Keep in mind that all Colorado state parks require a reservation, and many of these spots can fill up fast. All state parks in Colorado open up for reservations exactly six months in advance, and most national parks follow the same timeline. Campgrounds that are not in state parks offer a little more flexibility. No matter your destination, for a great adventure, plan early! 

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