On the Road in Colorful Colorado

 / By Lazydays - Road Trip Ideas On the Road
Grab a rental and hit the road with our Colorful Colorado trip itinerary!

Whether you’re picking up your RV rental from our Loveland or Denver dealerships, stopping in to buy a rig of your own or getting your RV serviced before your next big adventure, at our Lazydays Colorado dealerships, you’ll find yourself in the middle of one of the most beautiful states in the country.

There’s certainly plenty to do in Denver and the surrounding areas, including seasonal festivals and events like Cinco De Mayo Denver in May, The Denver Chalk Art Festival in June and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival from June to August.

If you’re looking to venture away from the city, this Colorado road trip itinerary will take you on a journey through some of Colorado’s treasures, including National Parks, mountain towns and more!

first stop: Rocky Mountain Park

Start your adventure at Estes Park, which is known as the basecamp for Rocky Mountain National Park. Not only does it offer plenty of outdoors activities, it’s also a cozy mountain town with great food, wine and beer tastings, concerts, shops and art galleries. Enjoy scenic drives, wildlife watching, rock climbing and rafting. Park your RV at the convenient Estes Park KOA campground.

The fun doesn’t have to end at Estes Park. Travel deeper into Rocky Mountain National Park for over 300 miles of hiking trails, awe-inspiring scenic drives, fishing, horseback riding, and even more wildlife watching. If you don’t know where to start, we suggest hiking Bear Lake and Cub Lake.

If you’re planning a trip around the 4th of July, we recommend taking a day trip to Steamboat Springs for their annual Cowboys’ Roundup Days, which includes everything from rodeos, half marathons, ski jumping competitions, parades, concerts, art shows and more!

next stop: Breckenridge

You may have heard Breckenridge referred to as “the perfect mountain town,” and we tend to agree. Full of history and small-town charm, Breckenridge offers plenty of activities year-round, including gondola rides and skiing adventures, hiking trails, mountain-biking trails, eclectic boutiques, music festivals, film festivals and more!

No matter when you end up visiting, you’ll find fun events like the Breckenridge Wine Classic, Mardi Gras, Spring Fever in Breck, Breck Bike Week and plenty of other festivals perfect for every type of traveler. If you’re in town in August, you might even catch a leg of the inaugural “Colorado Classic,” which will roll through Colorado Springs, Breckenridge and Denver!

Great Sand Dunes

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is home to the tallest dunes in North America, but many people don’t realize that they are located within a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, forests, lakes and tundra. In addition to hiking and backpacking the many trails, you can enjoy sand boarding and sand sledding, free educational Ranger Programs, swimming in Medano Creek, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, fat biking and much more!

If you’re planning a visit, keep your eyes open for one of the National Parks Free Entrance Days, which include entrance to the Great Sand Dunes and Rocky Mountain National Park. If you decide not to camp at the nearby state park campgrounds, KOA Alamosa RV Campground is just 34 miles away from the Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center and has plenty of camping sites perfect for RV travelers.

Colorado Springs

Home to Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Park, Colorado Springs has become iconic. In fact, for many people, Colorado Springs is what they picture when they think about Colorado. In addition to the many outdoor adventures you might expect, such as horseback riding, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, biking and fishing, Colorado Springs is also home to several disc golf courses, golf courses, and helicopter, airplane and hot air balloon rides.

If you visit over Labor Day, you can experience Labor Day Lift Off, the event formerly known as the Colorado Springs Balloon Classic. There, you’ll see hot air balloon launches, skydiving team demonstrations, live entertainment and more! End your days at the pet-friendly Colorado Springs KOA campground, where you can enjoy meals from the Kamping Kitchen and Snack Bar or enjoy home-cooked meals over the campfire or in your RV kitchen.

Keep your eye on the Lazydays RV Lifestyle Blog for more itineraries and trip planning ideas, RV recipes, RV service tips and more!

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