Small RV Travel Fun In Colorado

Colorado is a beautiful state to travel in and is very small RV friendly. Most small RV travelers are looking for great places to camp and Colorado has no shortage of camping sites.

Colorado Springs is a great place to start your trip. Located 60 miles south of Denver on I-25, it sits at the base of Pikes Peak and the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Garden of the Gods Park is just 5 miles west of I-25 and an amazing place to stop and enjoy the scenery. With great views of Pikes Peak and unique red rock formations, it is a must see in Colorado. A small RV will have no problem on the paved roads through the park and the one way wide lanes that access many stopping points and hiking trails. Be sure to pack a lunch for a memorable picnic. Once you leave Garden of the Gods, head up Highway 24 west into the mountains. From here the destinations are endless. After passing through the small town of Woodland Park, stay on Highway 24 until you come to Divide, CO. Head south to the town of Cripple Creek.

Cripple Creek is an old mining and ghost town that now has a few casinos and tours of a local gold mine. You'll take a step back in time to the wild west. Continue south and head towards the Wet Mountains. From here you will hit the Great Sand Dunes. This is a perfect place for an overnight camping spot in your small RV. Sled down the dunes on saucers and explore the wildlife while hiking the many trails available. After your overnight stay, turn west and get your camera ready. The views in the southwest part of the state are considered the most beautiful in Colorado. After roughly a 4 hour drive, your next destination will be Telluride via Durango, CO. Be sure to stop off at Mesa Verde, just passed Durango. This is another national park that is home to Native American dwellings and history. When you head into Telluride, the pass is curvy and steep. Your small RV will do fine, but take note to take your time. Enjoy the ski town of Telluride and the "little alps" of Colorado. Take the Million Dollar Scenic Byway to Ouray and end with a relaxing and healing soak in the world famous hot springs while basking in the alpenglow.