If you’re looking for an RV camping spot that is off the beaten path in Colorado, it can be difficult to find parks that will accommodate larger recreational vehicles. Exploring the state’s scenery, quaint towns, and mountain terrain can be the perfect summer vacation, but you’ll want to plan your route so you can stay in comfortable, uncrowded RV parks along the way.
Ridgway State Park offers year-round RV camping on the Western Slope and is less than 20 miles from Montrose. This is a full-service campground that has restrooms, showers, a dump station, and laundry facilities that will make your stay more enjoyable. Pa-Co-Chu-Puk may be the strangest name for a campground, but you won’t want to miss this beautiful spot that has the Uncompahgre River running through it. Several fishing ponds are rumored to be a guaranteed catch for the kids in this serene setting. There are full hookup sites for $36 per night with no RV size limit, while electric-only hookups are $32 per night for the 2020 season. If you need a break from the RV for a night, you can also rent one of the 3 yurts for $90 per night. Reservations are required.
This mountainous hideaway is just west of Buena Vista on county road 344, but you won’t want to miss the quiet beauty. This is a first come, first served campground, but it is affordable at $22 per night. There is no electricity for the 25 campsites, but they can accommodate larger RVs with back-in sites. Cottonwood Lake is a hidden gem that offers stream fishing June through November with the peak season in the summer and fall. Hand-propelled boats and canoes are permitted, and autumn is absolutely gorgeous in this spot, so don’t forget your camera.
Less than 30 miles north of Buena Vista is the Twin Lakes Reservoir where you’ll find Lakeview Campground just off Highway 24. A great location to hike Mount Elbert and Mount Massive, there is also fishing and boating in these alpine lakes. You’ll find a great variety of brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout, so bring your fishing pole. They do offer reservations for some areas, but others in this 35-site campground are first come, first served.
While we’ve only mentioned a few campgrounds here, there are many more to choose from in Colorado. Whether you are living in Colorado or just exploring, make it a fun family vacation to tour some of these off the beaten path locations and enjoy all that this beautiful state has to offer. As with all things changing in 2020, reservations can be required, some playgrounds are still closed, and group sizes are limited, usually to 25 people, so plan ahead.
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