Awesome Hosts in Colorado

As the months begin to approach summer, many RVers are itching to take their summer vacation. For many, this can be a trip to the beach, an annual trip to an amusement park, or even a national park. To switch up your summer vacation or to get some inspiration, consider visiting Colorado. Not only are there ample activities, but the state is very RV-friendly with tons of places to stay. The perfect addition to a road trip or to switch up your campground stays is a Boondockers Welcome membership. 

Boondockers Welcome is built by RVers, for RVers. By definition, RVers love to travel, and want to do so comfortably and affordably. We know first hand that RVers will welcome each other to stay on their property only moments after having just met. Kindness and generosity abound. Boondockers Welcome is a venue where RVers can connect and welcome each other to camp on their property for one to five nights, with no expectations of being paid in anything more than gratitude and a pay-it-forward spirit. At the time this article was written, there are over seventy Boondockers Welcome locations all throughout Texas. Let’s check out some of the fantastic areas in Texas and what’s nearby.

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Denver

The capital of Colorado is also the most populated city, which isn’t the case in most states. Denver continues to soar in popularity as far as visitors and even those moving here for good reasons. Denver is the perfect blend of outdoorsy culture meets city life.

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Things to Do

Some of the top attractions to enjoy outdoors are the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Denver Zoo. These family-friendly activities are both located downtown which can allow you to easily visit other popular stops like Union Station, Coors Field, the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, or Larimer Square. Don’t forget to check out Denver’s newest attraction, Meow Wolf. For those not familiar, Meow Wolf is a small chain of art-based hands-on attractions that are all unique and laced with mystery and exploration.

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Places to Stay

Campgrounds

There are no RV campgrounds in the city of Denver. However, there are ample RV parks in nearby Aurora, Wheat Ridge, and Brighton. All of which are within thirty minutes of the city.

Boondockers Welcome

At the time this article was written, there are five Boondockers Welcome locations within the city. As always, be sure to request your stay online and get ready to make some new friends! Not enough options? Consider adding Harvest Hosts to your membership to gain access to a Denver-based winery, a nearby brewery, and more!

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Boulder

A college town in the foothills of the Rockies, Boulder is a very popular place to visit. Between the endless outdoor activities and tons of little shops and restaurants, it’s hard to be bored in Boulder.

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Things to Do

Between the farmers markets, the Pearl Street outdoor shopping center, hiking in The Flatirons, and the Boulder Creek Path, you’ll be sure to get your steps in here. Feel like breaking out your bike? Boulder is home to the US 36 Bikeway that is an eighteen mile stretch directly to Denver. If you happen to visit on one of the very few rainy days Colorado has, be sure to check out a show at the historic Boulder Theater and Museum of Boulder.

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Places to Stay

Campgrounds

Peaceful Valley Campground – Boulder, CO

Located in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, this no-frills campground doesn’t have hookups. However, the close proximity to Boulder and the rustic location make this a popular camping location and special find. 

Countrywood Inn and RV Park – Longmont, CO

This full hookups campground is first come first served. They offer amenities such as an on-site laundromat, cable, a communal BBQ area, and more.

Boulder County Fairgrounds – Longmont, CO

This campground is open year round and offers water and electric hookups with an on-site dump station. This is the largest campground on our list with over ninety available spaces. This campground is also first come first served. 

Boondockers Welcome

At the time this article was written, there are three Boondockers Welcome locations within twenty miles of Boulder. As always, be sure to request your stay online and get ready to make some new friends!

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Fort Collins

Located in Northern Colorado, Fort Collins is a town not many have heard of outside of Colorado residents. Originally founded as a military fort in the 1800’s, many original houses still stand today.

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Things to Do

This area is the perfect place to get outside and enjoy a beer. Fort Collins produces 70% of the craft beer in the state and has over twenty microbreweries. Similar to other Colorado towns, Fort Collins has a huge bicycling culture. The town is a platinum level bike-friendly city, which is a title only given to five cities in the country. Fort Collins is also the perfect base camp to explore Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. 

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Places to Stay

Campgrounds

Fort Collins/Lakeside KOA – Fort Collins, CO

This KOA has all of the amenities typically found in this chain of campgrounds. In addition, they offer a dog park, library, and tons of fun seasonal amenities and activities. True to their name, they are situated on a lake that permits fishing and boating.

Horsetooth Reservoir South Bay Campground – Fort Collins, CO

Located right by the reservoir, this county campground is open year round. The best time to visit is when the lake can be used for boating, fishing, swimming, and more. The sites themselves do not have hookups, but there is drinking water on site.

Boondockers Welcome

At the time this article was written, there are eight Boondockers Welcome locations within twenty miles of Boulder. As always, be sure to request your stay online and get ready to make some new friends!

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Colorado Springs

One of the best parts about Colorado is the varied landscape. While you have majestic mountains to the north, the southern portion is reminiscent of the desert and landscape of Arizona or Utah. When driving down to Colorado Springs, you get a stunning backdrop of mountains and also red sandstone.

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Things to Do

One of the top attractions in Colorado Springs is to visit the Garden of the Gods park. This protected section of nature offers visitors the opportunity to hike scenic trails, take in iconic views, visit the gift shop, learn about local history, and more. In addition to Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs has tons of other outdoor recreation like the Arkansas River, ride and dine on the Royal Gorge train, or go horseback riding.

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Places to Stay

Campgrounds

Peak RV Resort – Colorado Springs, CO

This newer campground features full hookup sites with a community BBQ and patio area. There are laundry and restroom facilities on-site and is located fairly close to town amenities.

Mountaindale Cabins and RV Resort – Colorado Springs, CO

This year round resort offers full hookups and is located 15-30 minutes from most nearby attractions. The resort offers a recreation room, two pavilions, a playground, and is situated on 45 acres with hiking trails.

Boondockers Welcome

At the time this article was written, there are seven Boondockers Welcome locations within twenty miles of Boulder. As always, be sure to request your stay online and get ready to make some new friends!

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If you’re looking to shake up your summer, consider visiting Colorado. There are mountains waiting to be explored, rivers waiting to be paddled, and people excited to meet you. There are so many possibilities that are only increased with traveling here in your RV. Boondockers Welcome is headquartered in Colorado, so we may be a little biased, but we think this state is a pretty incredible place to visit. 

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Have you been to Colorado in your RV? What place on our list sounds like the most fun? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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  1. David G
    17th May, 2022

    Living in Summit County CO with many Alpine & Nordic resorts I find it shameful that it is very unfriendly to winter RVing. My suggestion is for all skiing RVers to contact Scott Fitzwilliams – Forest Supervisor – White River National Forest – USDA Forest Service & request overnight parking in collaboration with resorts.