It may officially be fall, but that doesn’t mean that all your RV fun is over. But, perhaps you’re not planning on doing a road trip of the Southern USA. Fortunately for those from or traveling through Colorado, there are several RV campgrounds that are open year-round.
Glenwood Canyon Resort – This RV park is located just outside of Glenwood Springs. The town is most well known for the Glenwood hot springs pool, which is a great way to relax all four seasons of the year. Other fun off-season activities include touring Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Iron Mountain Hot Springs, and trips up valley to see changing Aspen leaves in the Roaring Fork Valley. It’s fortunate that Rand McNally & USA Today Travel’s “America’s Most Fun Small Town” of 2011 has an RV park with year round access for guests. Info at http://glenwoodcanyonresort.com/
Prospectors RV Resort – Located west of Canyon City on Hwy 50, and just a few miles from the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is Prospectors RV Resort. This banana belt has much lower snowfall, and a long season for adventure. The Royal Gorge bridge is open year round along with their park and activities. Other year-round activities nearby include the Royal Gorge train, ziplining, and horseback riding. Info at http://www.prospectorsresort.com/
Durango RV Park – Located fourteen miles south of town, for the RV park amenities the Durango RV Park doesn’t have, it makes up in privacy. This is a place to unwind for an undetermined length of time, and enjoy the peace and solitude that so many RV parks lack especially during peak season. Yet it’s close enough to all the excitement and activities that Durango has to offer – food, breweries, guided snowmobiling, and lots of fall colors to enjoy from the Durango-Silverton railroad which runs through October. Info at http://www.durangorvpark.com
Fort Collins Lakeside KOA Campground – A little closer to home (for those nearby to us in Fort Lupton Colorado!) is the Fort Collins Lakeside KOA Campground. This family friendly destination is located North of the town of Fort Collins. It’s convenient to visit Old Town’s shopping, dining and breweries. Within the RV park there is a recreation center that is free for registered guests to use. Info at http://www.fclakesidecg.com
Have another favorite year round RV campground that you love to visit in Colorado? Please leave a comment to share it with other readers.
Need a place to store your RV between adventures? Colorado Secured Storage is located in Fort Lupton Colorado with rates customized to your RV or trailer storage size and duration needed. Call 303-219-4787 to ask about availability!
Want to prepare everything on the campground grill, but the slats are too far apart to grill veggies, and fingerling potatoes?
This grilling basket is the solution to make grilling easy, on your own grill or the campground grill.
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Camp Bread Maker
The easiest way to make bread will also keep you from having to warm up the RV during these hot summer months. The cast iron bread maker allows you to quickly make bread and other items on the grill or over a fire.
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Have a favorite item that you keep in your RV to make cooking a breeze? Please share with us in the comments…
October in Colorado often brings the early dips in temperature. If your boat has a fresh water system, now is the time to get it winterized, if you haven’t done so already. The process will take less than an hour, but will save you hours of frustration finding and repairing ruptured lines, should water freeze in any of the lines without proper winterization.
Prior to getting started on winterizing your boat, you will need to get some boat & RV antifreeze.
According to West Marine, “the burst point of PVC pipes used in most drinking water systems is about -10°F (-23°C). When winterizing water systems in regions where temperatures can fall below -10°F (-23°C), we recommend using West Marine Pure Oceans -100°F (-73°C) Marine Antifreeze.”
The -50°F Engine & Water System Antifreeze is suitable for Colorado as it “provides burst protection to -50°F (-46°C) and freeze protection within a range of +12°F to +16°F (-11°C to -9°C)” (West Marine).
If this is the first winter with your boat, or haven’t taken on the task of winterizing your boat for winter storage, we found this popular winterizing video instruction on YouTube (if you find it helpful, be sure to give it a thumbs up on YouTube!).
Once your boat’s fresh water system is winterized, you can cover it up and store it away for winter, until late spring or summer. If you’re in need of the space in your driveway and can’t store your boat at your home, please give us a call at 303-219-4787, for a competitive storage rate based on the size of your boat, that you need to put in storage for the winter.
It’s not too late to get in one more RV trip before 2014 is over, and it’s time to winterize your RV.
If you’re looking for a quick adventure across the open roads of Colorado here are 5 unique Colorado destinations to check out with your RV.
1. Estes Park – Rocky Mountain National Park is great throughout the seasons, but most especially when the fall colors start to show in the high country. Fortunately there are a variety of campgrounds to park your RV.
2. Sand Dunes National Park – This destination is perfect for the shoulder seasons when the heat of the high altitude desert is milder. The Sand Dunes Pool and RV Park makes for a fun destination and central location to explore the park too.
3. Hot Springs – If you’re a fan of the therapeutic waters of a hot springs pool, you’re fortunate to have options for pairing it with an RV vacation. Stay at an RV park near one of Colorado’s best known hot springs pools, like Glenwood RV Park is to the Glenwood Hot Springs, or wander further away to a destination like the Healing Waters Resort in Pagosa Springs which has RV spots available until October 31st each year.
4. Colorado National Monument – Just like the Sand Dunes, Colorado National Monument in Fruita, is usually a bit cooler when visited outside of summer months. It is a beautiful destination if you want to admire the canyons carved by the Colorado River, take the mountain bike on an exploration, or visit the nearby Colorado wine country.
5. Summit County – If fall and winter does scare you, and you look forward to some snowflakes and skiing, there are RV resorts open year round in ski towns like Tiger Run RV resort in Breckenridge, or Steamboat Campground in Steamboat.
If you travel seasonally and store your RV during the off season we still have space available for you to store your RV between your adventures. Just give us a call!
We found this captivating infographic that shows the trends of RV-ing. With so many great destinations across the US, half of the adventure is setting out on the open road, and connecting the dots. Learn a few stats to recite by the campfire at the next RV park you stop for a night, and maybe you’ll even come up with a name for your bus of a travel companion.