Colorado is located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. The region alone already guarantees an absolutely adventurous family RV road trip. Get yourselves and your cameras ready to see and capture some of the country's most phenomenal sites.
Before we go further, here's some RV links to check out:
- Rent your RV in Denver through Nolan's' RV Rentals.
- If you own your RV, this supply & service store in Grand Junction might come in handy.
- Enjoy the hot springs at the Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa in Alamosa.
- Many of these hotels have a separate area for your RV where you can avail yourself of the facilities including laundry room, playground, picnic & pool.
- Otherwise, head for the campgrounds dotting Colorado & park your RV amongst the trees!
Colorado has more than 500 mountain peaks throughout the state. The highest point of the state (and the entire Rocky Mountains for that matter) is Mt. Elbert which has an elevation of 14,440 feet. Veer east from the southern Rocky Mountains and you'll find the Colorado Eastern Plains. These plains are a section of the Great Plains within Colorado with elevation ranges of more than 3000 feet to 6562 feet. The lands are used primarily for dry land farming or ranching, though you'll find occasional irrigation farming. The drive to the west takes you to some notable peaks like Longs Peak, Mount Evans, Pikes Peak and the Spanish Peaks.
Continue to the interior of the Rocky Mountains and you'll see several large parks. One of which is the North Park, east of the Continental Divide. The North Park is a high basin that surrounds a wide valley in Jackson County. In its vicinity are the waters of the North Platte River, Michigan River, Illinois River and Canadian River. On the west side of the Continental Divide is the Middle Park, located in the Grand County. Then there's South Park, with the South Platte River as its water source. Driving west to east in Colorado allows your family to see the state's desert-like basins, alpine mountains and the vast Great Plains. You will also get to see Pike's Peak, the mountain in the front range of the Rocky Mountains, and just 10 miles from here is the Colorado Springs.
Be sure to drive by Denver, the capital and the most populous city in Colorado. Take a stop and enjoy its parks and gardens. If you have time, seize the opportunity to isit the Forney Transportation Museum where your family will get to see hundreds of cars and other modes of transportation. Try to also stop by at the Denver Merchandise Mart. Your kids will love to join in the Denver Kids Expo. Admission to this expo is just $9 for adults and kids are free of charge...and parking is also free!
Your family will enjoy more scenic drives near Denver - Golden, Boulder and Fort Collins. The drive from Golden to Boulder via Highway 93 will thrill the kids with all its twists and turns. Colorado really is a really great destination for a family RV Road trip.