As promised, we’re continuing our series on RV camping while visiting the country’s best flea markets. Today’s post is for motorhome campers traveling to Colorado.
Colorado is prime bargain shopping territory, with more than three dozen flea markets across the state. Whether you’re picking up an RV rental in Denver or traveling to this Rocky Mountain state in your motorhome, you’re sure to find a flea market that piques your interest. We’ve made it easy to find the best of these bargain-filled expos by highlighting some local favorites.
Southern Colorado Flea Markets
The town of Pueblo, 30 minutes south of Colorado Springs, is home to the Sunset Flea Market every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day. More than one hundred vendors keep things interesting for bargain shoppers and the camping at Lake Pueblo State Park, just outside of town, is a big bonus.
Before you leave the region, be sure to swing up to the Colorado Springs Flea Market on East Platte Avenue. With as many as four hundred vendors each Saturday and Sunday (plus a farmers’ market on Fridays all summer) you’ll love the variety of goods to browse. Scenic campgrounds are abundant in the hometown of Pikes Peak—here’s a list of Colorado campgrounds to help start your search.
Denver Area Flea Markets
The Denver metro area is packed with flea market potential, and one of the most popular is the Paris Street Market in Littleton. Held at the Aspen Grove Shopping District the first Saturday of every month, May to October, this bargain shopper’s paradise features antiques, artisan creations and upscale collectibles.
Love to ferret out the unusual? Denver’s Stapleton neighborhood is the place to be for funky retro and vintage finds, courtesy of the Sweet William Market held final Saturdays from May to September.
One more must-visit event for RV travelers who love a good flea market is the Horseshoe Market in Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood. Held one Saturday each in May, July and October, this much-loved outdoor market is your chance to taste, see and buy exceptional products.
While making the rounds of the Mile High City’s flea markets, consider camping at a Denver area state parks. Cherry Creek State Park and Reservoir in Aurora or Golden Gate Canyon State Park in Golden are top-rated by RV travelers.
Flea Markets beyond Denver
As you head north from the Denver area, make a stop in Boulder to experience something a little different than the normal flea market. The Firefly Handmade Market in July and September has a home in the historic 29th Street District, with a goal of introducing local artisans to shoppers.
And what RV camping bargain hunter can pass up the chance to visit the “Largest Indoor Flea Market in Northern Colorado”? The Foothills Flea Market in Fort Collins is located along College Avenue, the city’s Antiques Row, where plenty of antiques and collectibles are waiting to be found.
By the way, camping in the Fort Collins area is an adventure in itself, thanks to the wide variety of camping venues in and near Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest. Book your campsite before you come to ensure a premier camping experience.
Imagine camping your way across Colorado, searching for the bargain of a lifetime. Plot your path and reserve your campsites, and be sure to let us know if we can help. It’s flea market season in Colorado!