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Old 07-26-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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This is our first time to pull a trailer to Colorado...What are the best camp grounds to stay at? I want a really nice one, if anyone has any advice please let me know!!!
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It is a big state. Where are you going? What do you want, big sites and trees or swimming pools and spas.
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It is hard to guess what constitutes "best" in your mind. We have been volunteering at Steamboat Lake State Park for 3 months and you will not find a prettier park in Colorado. But, most sites have no hookups and a few have electricity only.
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This is our first time to pull a trailer to Colorado...What are the best camp grounds to stay at? I want a really nice one, if anyone has any advice please let me know!!!


Welcome Tevi12!

There are reviews on Campgrounds all over Colorado. I personally like the State Park RV Parks. One in particular above Colorado Springs looks really nice.....

Cheyenne Mountain Home | Colorado Parks and Wildlife

You can actually view each site by photograph.

http://www.parks.state.co.us/SiteCol...tor%20glen.pdf

That is only one of the state parks.

Hope this helps and welcome aboard!!

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What exactly are you looking for? Just returned from Ridgway State Park near Ouray, then Turquoise Lake near Leadville, and finally, Bristol Head, USFS campground near Creede.
Hookups? Scenery? Away from it all? Wildlife? Jeep trails? ATV riding? Lot going on up there.
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Depends on what you want to see, where you want to go. SO much is available. Our favorite campground in the Grand Junction/Fruita area (western CO) is the James Robb State Park near the Colorado River. You'll need a CO State Campground pass, but the rates are around $24 as night, full hookups. There are nearby stores for all you'd ever need, staff is super friendly, and tons of things to do.

The Colorado National Monument is just a few miles away. Spectacular!

Colorado National Monument Home Page - Colorado National Monument

If you like to hike, then there's the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area.

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Beyond that, there's a ton of other stuff to do - we need more specifics to make good recommendations.
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Forgot to mention--besides the nightly fee, there is a $7-8 daily in/out fee at the State Parks. $70 for an annual pass, so if you were to stay 10 days, it would be a wash.
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This is our first time to pull a trailer to Colorado...What are the best camp grounds to stay at? I want a really nice one, if anyone has any advice please let me know!!!
X2 on what has been said. I'm from the East Coast and it is hard to grasp just how big this state is. So it comes down to what you want to see and how long you have to see it and how much money you are willing to spend. Here are some basic offerings.

1. Mountains
2. Ghost Towns
3. Rivers
4. Country Living
5. City Living
6. Wilderness Living
7. Ancient Ruins
8. Sand Dunes
9. Forests
10. National Parks
11. State Parks
12. Wildlife
13. Natural Hot Springs
14. Museums
15. Art Galleries
16. Zoo's
17. The Air Force Academy
18. Ethnic Foods
19. Shopping

You get the picture. Along with what you want to do it would be helpful to know what are you pulling, how long is it (there are places that have size limitations) are you able to boondock (do you have a generator or are you tied to full hook ups)? Can your tow vehicle handle long steep grades? I am willing to be that once you give the folks on this site a bit narrower of a scope you will get lots of more direct guidance. Just know that what ever you do you will LOVE Colorado!
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