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Nearby Attractions

Imagine watching a geyser explode hundreds of feet into the air, peering over the Grand Canyon’s edge, or celebrating summiting a tall mountain peak. Our affordable campers give our customers the chance to experience some of the country’s most enthralling, picturesque locations.

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Below are some ideas for unforgettable destinations. They’re inexpensive vacation ideas, but that doesn’t mean they’re not the best of the West.

National Parks

With so many national parks in our country, you’ll never run out of places to explore.

Rocky Mountain National Park
Designated a biosphere reserve, Rocky Mountain National Park straddles the Continental Divide. It features 14,000 foot peaks, massive herds of elk, and many of the best hiking trails in the country.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
Yellowstone was the first national park—and it’s still one of the greatest. Original explorers told grand tales of boiling mud, magical geysers, vast herds of buffalo and elk, and other magnificent animals, such as grizzly bears and wolves. These fantastic sights are just as amazing now as they were back then.

Close to Yellowstone is the Grand Teton National Park. The Ansel Adams photo of the Snake River winding through the Tetons stands as an iconic image of the American West. Go experience this unforgettable wilderness for yourself.

Mesa Verde National Park
The first established cultural park, Mesa Verde features the best preserved and most notable pre-Columbian cliff dwellings, as well as many other early-American works.

Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon is the one park that needs no introduction. Words fail at conveying this breathtaking land; come and experience its grandiosity for yourself.

Canyonlands Color Country
Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands—it’s hard to believe that all of these national parks are in one area of Utah. Camping amongst the hundreds of naturally formed arches, tall buttes, and sandstone cliffs is a vacation you’ll remember for years to come.

Badlands National Park
Badlands National Park is famous for its deep gorges, rich fossil beds, and sharp lunar-like spires. The Badlands are nestled in the legendary Black Hills territory of South Dakota, an oasis of pine-clad mountains. If you camp here, you’ll be staying in the stomping grounds of some of the best-known people in the Old West: Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, General George A. Custer, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Jim Bridger, and Jedediah Smith.

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Can you conquer the dunes? Many people have tried to make it to the top at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. The sand for these dunes was deposited over thousands of years by winds blowing through the passes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Southeastern Colorado.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
No other canyon in North America combines the narrow openings, sheer walls, and startling depths visible here. Black Canyon is right in the center of Colorado—but if feels a world away!

National Monuments

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site
This area features a reconstruction of the original trading post (built in the early 1830s) that became a major trading site for Plains Indian tribes and trappers. The living historians at Bent’s Old Fort will take you back in time to a land of traders, trappers, and Native Americans.

Colorado National Monument
This monument highlights some of Colorado’s best features. You’ll see monoliths, sheer-walled canyons, dinosaur fossils, the remains of prehistoric Native-American cultures, and a variety of wildlife.

Hovenweep National Monument
Hovenweep is home to six prehistoric villages, built by the Pre-Columbian Native Americans. You’ll be amazed at how advanced the towers, pueblos, and cliff dwellings are.

Dinosaur National Monument
Come to this monument and experience something that peaks everyone’s interests—dinosaurs. This quarry contains amazing fossils, diverse plant and animal communities, canyons, and more.

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Dinosaur bones aren’t the only things that can be fossilized. At Florissant Fossil Bed, you’ll find a variety of insects, seeds, and leaves that have all been fossilized. It also has an amazing display of petrified sequoia stumps—some up to 14 feet wide.

National Recreation Areas

Curecanti National Recreation Area
Curecanti encompasses three lakes—Blue Mesa, Morrow Point, and Crystal—that extend for 40 miles along the Gunnison River and the Black Canyon. Spend your summer vacation fishing, white-water rafting, and boating.

Colorado State Parks

Whether your family loves hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, or rock climbing, Colorado’s mammoth mountains, pure rivers, and other fantastic features will provide an unforgettable vacation. Our state parks system makes it easy for you to access the wonders of this part of America.

Northern Colorado State Parks

Bonny Lake State Park
This reservoir is renowned for its excellent fishing. Anglers can look forward to catching walleye, channel catfish, and a variety of bass.

Boyd Lake State Park
Nestled at the base of the legendary Long’s Peak, Boyd Lake State Park is breathtakingly beautiful. It also has something for everyone: boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, hunting, and more.

Jackson Lake State Park
Ranked as one of the “top 15 park beaches” by Reserve America, Jackson Lake is the perfect summer destination for some refreshing fun. Featuring everything from geocaching to four-wheeling, this area has a plethora of things to do.

Lory State Park
If you love nature and want a family-friendly hike, Lory State Park is one of the best options. The trails wind through beautiful valleys and mountainous hillsides, but their ascent is gradual. This makes it the perfect place to mountain bike, horseback ride, or hike with the young ones.

North Sterling State Park
You’ll never run out of places to explore at North Sterling Lake. Whether by boat or by foot, come experience this Colorado gem for yourself.

Pearl Lake State Park
If you’re looking for a picturesque campground, look no further. Pearl Lake has several campsites with the pristine lake on one side and the mountains on the other.

Saint Vrain State Park (formerly Barbour Ponds State Park)
One of the highlights of this park is the wildlife. The numerous ponds make it a fantastic fishing destination, and the surrounding forest is home to beautiful birds, such as eagles, pelicans, and egrets.

Stagecoach State Park
An amazing summer destination, Stagecoach State Park is also one of the best places to camp in the winter. Reserve one of the campsites with electrical hookups so you can stay warm, and then enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and other winter adventures.

State Forest State Park
Experience the wilderness in all its glory at State Forest State Park. Whether you want to climb jagged peaks, hike miles of trails, or try to glimpse a moose, you’ll find endless activities here.

Steamboat Lake State Park
If you like a vacation filled with watersports, camp by Steamboat Lake.  You and your family will love cooling down at the swim beach and using the full-service marina to jumpstart some boating fun.

Yampa River State Park
If you like to do it all, come to Yampa River. Here you can swim, boat, fish, hike, bike, and more. It’s also conveniently located near other attractions, like the Dinosaur National Monument.

Southern Colorado State Parks

Arkansas Headwaters State Park
Splash and raft your way into fun at the Arkansas Headwaters State Park! This area is nationally-renowned as one of the best white-water rafting destinations in the country.

Eleven Mile State Park
Anglers, hikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts feel at home in Eleven Mile State Park. You can choose to camp near the shore or in the secluded backcountry.

Lake Pueblo State Park
If you’re ready to get wet, dive into Lake Pueblo. With over 4,600 surface acres of water, you’ll have plenty of space to river tube, waterski, sailboat, or just relax on a float.

Lathrop State Park
Featuring two lakes near the Spanish Peaks, Lathrop is a gorgeous area to visit. Swimmers flock to the warm-water lake.

Mueller State Park
Offering 50 miles of trails and 132 campsites, Mueller State Park invites you to not only take a walk on the wild side—but to camp on the wild side, too.

San Luis State Park
If you want to immerse yourself in nature without sacrificing convenient amenities, camp at San Luis. Their modern campsites have electrical hookups, dump stations, fire grills, and drinking water.

Spinney Mountain State Park
Spinney Mountain State Park has amazing fishing spots in the shadow of the mountains. You’ll also find excellent opportunities to hike, bike, and bird watch.

Trinidad Lake State Park
A former mining community, Trinidad has an interesting history. Here you’ll find world-class fishing, hiking, and even skateboarding.

Western Colorado State Parks

Crawford State Park
Mountains, lakes, nearby canyons—Crawford State Park is a picturesque destination that will awe and entertain everyone in your group.

Harvey Gap State Park
Stay at the nearby Rifle Falls, and visit Harvey Gap during your leisure time. Fishing, hiking, and wildlife watching are popular here.

Highline Lake State Park
Surrounded by desert, Highline Lake is the perfect oasis in which to cool off, hike, and bird watch.

James M. Robb—Colorado River State Park
This state park is especially conducive to longer camping trips because it has five distinct areas. With so many places to explore, you’ll find wildlife and landscapes of all kinds.

Mancos State Park
Mancos State Park makes an incredible home base to campers who want to also visit nearby attractions, like Mesa Verde and the San Juan Skyway. Additionally, the summer is perfect for wakeless boating and hiking, and the winter presents unique opportunities to ice fish.

Navajo State Park
Navajo Reservoir provides 15,000 surface acres of water for powerboats, houseboats, and other watercrafts to peruse. You’ll also find plenty of trails for hiking and biking.

Paonia State Park
Near the beautiful Ragged Mountains, Paonia State Park is renowned for its beautiful wildflowers. Painters, photographers, and botanists alike will love Paonia’s wide array of color and life.

Ridgway State Park
It’s easy to make unforgettable memories at Ridgway State Park. Often called “The Switzerland of America,” the scenic mountain vistas and beautiful reservoir are one of the best places to explore in Colorado.

Rifle Falls State Park
So beautiful it’s starred in several movies, Rifle Falls State Park is a wonderland filled with cascading waterfalls, deep caves, and trails.

Rifle Gap State Park
Stay in one of the park’s 89 camping sites for a week—or a month—and you’ll have plenty of time to windsurf, waterski, and boat across the lake’s pristine waters.

Sweitzer Lake State Park
The Sweitzer Lake State Park is the perfect place to soak in the outdoors. Picnic, waterski, bird watch, hike—in an area as beautiful as this, you can’t go wrong.

Sylvan Lake State Park
If you want to slow down and enjoy nature, come to Sylvan. Leave your hustle-and-hurry spirit behind and instead embrace the simplicity and beauty of nature.

Vega State Park
If you want to camp on higher ground, take your camper to Vega. At an elevation of 8,000 feet, you’ll have access to gorgeous vistas and hundreds of nearby snowmobile trails.

Metropolitan Denver Area Colorado State Parks

Barr Lake State Park
One of the highlights of Barr Lake is the 8.8 mile trail that surrounds it—the perfect place for a leisurely stroll or a bike ride. Better yet, you’ll find several wildlife viewing stations located right off the trail.

Castlewood Canyon State Park
While Castlewood Canyon doesn’t accommodate overnight stays, its scenic vistas and beautiful trails make it a worthwhile day trip. Stay at a nearby campground and come enjoy this Colorado wilderness.

Chatfield State Park
Whether you want to do the usual camping activities, like hiking and biking, or you want to try something more unique, such as flying a model airplane or riding a horse, Chatfield State Park is the place to go.

Cherry Creek State Park
This beautiful park near Denver encompasses a large reservoir and the surrounding prairies. Campers enjoy activities like camping, picnicking, and even a family shooting range.

Eldorado Canyon State Park
The beloved canyon “Eldo” has captured the hearts and minds of many. Take your rock climbing skills to the next level by practicing on one of over 500 routes, or hike through the breathtaking sandstone cliffs. Just minutes from Boulder, CO, make sure to stop by Eldorado Canyon to start your vacation out right.

Golden Gate Canyon State Park
If you’ve always been one to scout out picturesque locations—this is one of the nation’s best. Golden Gate Canyon features the Panorama Point Scenic Overlook, a place where you can see 100 miles of the breathtaking Continental Divide.

Roxborough State Park
When you hike through Roxborough, bring your camera. The ruggedly tall red-rock formations are amazing. Better yet, you might even glimpse a mule deer or black bear. Just minutes from Denver, this is some of Colorado’s best wilderness.

Wyoming State Parks

Bear River State Park
Whether your passion is biking, rollerblading, hiking, or bird watching, Bear River State Park is the perfect day-trip destination.

Boysen State Park
Swimming, boating, hiking, camping—Boysen has all the ingredients for the perfect vacation. Better yet, several proud anglers have caught record-setting fish here.

Buffalo Bill State Park
The beautiful sunsets and stunning mountain background are just a few of the things that people love about Buffalo Bill State Park. Complete with volleyball courts, playgrounds, and boat docks, this area will entertain the entire family.

Curt Gowdy State Park
This unique campground features areas to camp with your horse, archery ranges, a theater venue, mountain biking trails, and much more. In fact, Curt Gowdy has seven different parts to explore.

Edness K. Wilkins State Park
Enjoying nature is the priority here. Whether your favorite outdoor pastime is fishing, canoeing, or bird watching, Edness K. Wilkins has it all.

Glendo State Park
Families love the large lake. Explore all your options at Glendo State Park by waterskiing, fishing, boating, swimming, and more.

Guernsey State Park
Offering seven different campgrounds, Guernsey State Park welcomes camping. Campers appreciate the comfort stations, fire grills, picnic tables, and clean water that the park provides.

Hawk Springs State Park
Attention bird watchers: Hawk Springs is renowned for its blue heron rookery. Both the young and the old will love watching the green-winged teals, great horned owls, pintails, and other types of fowl.

Hot Springs State Park
Ready to enjoy one of nature’s biggest hot tubs? Come to Hot Springs State Park. While Hot Springs doesn’t permit overnight camping, it’s a must-see day-trip.

Key Hole State Park
This area is home to several species of birds and animals, but it still has the room to accommodate many campers. Some of the popular activities include hiking, boating, fishing, and swimming.

Seminoe State Park
Spend your summer vacation basking in the sun and splashing in the water at Seminoe. In the shadow of the nearby majestic mountains, this camp is breathtakingly beautiful.

Sinks Canyon State Park
Hiking, rock climbing, glimpsing a black bear or moose—this is a normal day at Sinks Canyon. Camp here and see some of Wyoming’s best.

National Forests

For the nature enthusiast, camping in a national forest can be a paradise on earth. Colorado has 13 national forests, each with incredible opportunities for fishing, hiking, and, of course, camping. The portability of a camper rental means that you can reach these hidden locations, transporting your family to a truly different—and spectacular—world.

Wyoming also boasts a number of national forests. Bighorn, Medicine Bow, and Shoshone National Forests are great destinations for a getaway.

Campgrounds

For even more options, consider camping in a private RV park or campground in Colorado.

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