Boulder, CO, is best-known as the gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park. However, there are many other things to do and see while in the Boulder area. The Flatirons mountain range is a dramatic backdrop to the city of Boulder, and visitors can enjoy rock-climbing or walk any of the many trails. The Fiske Planetarium offers a wide range of shows and displays for all to enjoy.
Taking a trip in an RV Rental around Boulder is a prime way to see all this beautiful city has to offer. Before you visit RVshare to find great motorhome rentals in Boulder, though, you should know just what types of motorhomes are available. Motorhomes are classified as to type and size. Class A motorhomes are the largest RVs, and they can be over 40 feet long. These large motorhomes are like a home on wheels and can be extensively furnished.
Class C motorhomes are slightly smaller but are still very roomy. Class C RVs will typically have a sleeping area in the front and one in the rear. They also have a separate bathing area. Class B campers are campervans, which are basically vans that double as campers. These small motorhomes are often nicely appointed and are easy to move and park. Towable trailers range in size, and the largest is called fifth wheels because of the manner of attachment while being towed. Pop up campers are small, collapsible campers. Reserving a pop-up camper rental in Boulder is one of the easiest ways to travel.
Much of the fun of taking your camper rental from Boulder on an RV trip is staying at well-rated campgrounds during your travels. Manor RV Park in Estes Park is a peaceful campground located near the Big Thompson River. There are 110 RV sites that are either back-in or pull-through. This park is only five minutes away from the Rocky Mountain National Park. Paradise RV Park has 33 pull-through and back-in sites and is located next to the Big Thompson River in Estes Park. You can literally fish for trout right from your site.
The Rocky Mountain National Park is a popular national park located next to Boulder. You can climb Longs Peak, one of Colorado's "fourteeners." These are mountains that have an elevation of over 14,000 feet. There are over 300 miles of trails to hike, a myriad of wildflowers to see and lots of wildlife to encounter. This park is equally enjoyable in winter and in summer.
Another fun park to visit while in Boulder is the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, which has some of the steepest cliffs and pointed spires in North America. You will be amazed at the effects of weathering in this unique rocky preserve. Designated as a national park in 1999, it encompasses 12 miles through the Black River Canyon alongside the Black River.
Sometimes it is necessary to temporarily store your rental RV while traveling. There are several secure RV storage facilities located in and near Boulder, such as Andersen RV Storage, which has 24/7 secured gate access with keypad entry, water and dump stations, and RV repair services. Storage Solutions has a large lot of spaces, secure entry, and weekday and weekend patrols.
When you need water and sewage services, there are several dump stations nearby. Boulder County Fairground Campsite and Andersen RV Storage are dump stations located near Boulder.
Everyone should take a stroll down Pearl Street while visiting Boulder. This street is a central gathering place with restaurants and shops galore housed in historic storefronts. The Flatirons are truly magnificent but can present a challenging hike. You can still enjoy gazing at their natural beauty from the Chautauqua meadows, which are beautiful in their own right.
The Boulder Farmer's Market has been named a top farmer's market by USA Today and is full of farm-fresh produce grown by local farmers. You will find seasonal produce cheeses, eggs, herbs, flowers, meats, wines and many gourmet items produced in Boulder County.
If you are a sports fan, there are several professional sports teams in nearby Denver you will want to see play. The Denver Broncos football team, the Denver Nuggets basketball team, the Colorado Rockies baseball team, the Colorado Rapids soccer team, and the Colorado Avalanche hockey team all call Denver home.
If fine dining is your pleasure, check out Frasca, an AAA-rated restaurant in Boulder that is overseen by Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. The menu is inspired by Friuli-Venezia Gillian cuisine, and the wine list boasts over 200 varieties of wine. If you appreciate an exquisite meal with a view, then the Flagstaff House Restaurant is sure to appeal with its spectacular view of Boulder Valley. This family-owned restaurant features a 15,000-bottle wine cellar and presents its menu choices as either three- or five-course meals.
Interstate 25 runs north and south through Denver in a route fairly close to Boulder. State highway 72 runs east and west through Boulder.