RV Camping at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park

Lawn Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Lawn Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

If you’ve been hoping to see the Rocky Mountains by RV, there’s no better place to start than Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. The entire Park is situated above seven thousand feet elevation, so you’re always surrounded by spectacular mountain views. Come along as we explore the valleys, peaks and campgrounds that make RMNP a magnet for motorhome campers.

Where to Start at RMNP?
Here’s the secret about RV camping at RMNP – there’s so much to do you won’t do it all in one trip! First on your agenda is securing one of the awesomely scenic RV campgrounds at the Park. Here’s a link to learn more and make campground reservations for your stay. (Note: there are no electrical hook-ups at the Park, but some areas allow generators for your comfort.)

Once you’ve decided which part of the Park you’ll call home, you can start planning the rest of your outdoor activities. Rocky Mountain National Park has nearly limitless possibilities for hiking, climbing, fishing, wildlife photography, and driving some of the most memorable roads in America. Let’s take a tour of the highlights of this majestic National Park:

  • Longs Peak: Towering over Rocky Mountain National Park at 14,259 feet, Longs Peak draws climbers, hikers and those who love a great view year-round. No matter how you like your nature, this rugged peak will deliver thrills.
  • Trail Ridge Road: There’s really no way to fully describe the glory of this scenic drive between Estes Park and Grand Lake, Colorado. Winding through forests, mountain meadows and incredible scenery to more than twelve thousand feet, Trail Ridge Road steps across the Continental Divide to give travelers heart-stopping views of the surrounding mountain range. Don’t miss this drive on your RV camping trip to RMNP, and plan to spend several hours because you’ll want to take lots of photos.
  • RMNP Visitor Centers: Like most NPS sites, this Park offers well-planned visitor centers with interactive displays, historical information and ranger-led tours. Start your visit to each section of RMNP by stopping in and learning more about the beauty around you.
  • Waterfall Hikes: The waterfalls at Rocky Mountain National Park create unforgettable hiking opportunities. Pick at least one waterfall trail for wonderful hiking memories.
  • Sprague Lake: This clear blue mountain lake hiding at eighty two hundred feet elevation is surrounded by several stunning peaks. The peacefulness of Sprague Lake calls visitors to linger. Don’t miss the chance to see this alpine treasure!

In addition to all this spectacular scenery, there are more than twenty lakes and many mountain streams to fish. Several species of trout populate these waters, so check here for fishing regulations and start packing your tackle box!

And you’ll want to spend at least a few hours soaking up the alpine village feel of Estes Park, Colorado, gateway to RMNP. The Stanley Hotel is an historic treasure and there’s an abundance of eateries, shops and attractions to capture your interest.

Allow yourself time to savor Rocky Mountain National Park. The Rocky Mountains by RV will stay with you forever. We’re always here to help with more travel information, and our El Monte RV Rentals office in Denver knows just what you need for your journey. Can’t wait to see those vacation photos!

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One Response to RV Camping at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park

  1. Rebecca says:

    Great post, I enjoyed reading it. The breathtaking Rocky Mountains make people from this state very proud. Not only does it offer spectacular mountain views, it also boasts of wide-open spaces where people can enjoy a wonderful camping trip.

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