Called the Mile High City because of its high elevation, Denver is the most populous city in Colorado. From upscale city shopping and spa trips to adventuring in the nearby Rocky Mountains, to watching one of Denver’s championship-winning sports teams, you’re sure to find something for everyone in your group to enjoy on a trip there.
If you’re looking for an RV rental in Denver, you have plenty of choices! More importantly, we will breakdown the cost of renting an RV in Denver by each RV Class below. The outdoorsy city is full of people who love to camp, in a variety of forms. If you’re looking for a Class A motorhome rental in Denver, they range from $150-550 per night but on average you can expect to pay about $249 a night. If you rent for a week, you get a discount and would pay about $224 a night, and for a month you would pay around $212.
A Class B campervan can handle the windy mountain roads of Colorado easily, and is a fun way to explore the state. You can rent a Class B van for anywhere from $97-400 a night, but on average, expect to spend $150 a night. With a weekly discount, you’d pay $135 a night, and $127.50 per night if you rent for a month.
A Class C camper rental is a good compromise between classes A and B. A Class C camper rents for between $135-450 a night, but you can expect to spend around $220. That works out to $188.50 per night for a week, and $167 a night for a month.
There’s so much to do in Denver. This article will take you through the many different options for exploring the city and the nearby mountains, rivers and lakes. Colorado has four national parks within its borders, and Denver is home to eight professional sports teams including the Super Bowl-winning Denver Broncos. The city also has a thriving craft beer scene, along with world-class restaurants and a thriving arts community.
The four national parks in Colorado vary widely in scenery, from arid canyons to towering snow-capped mountain peaks. Mesa Verde National Park showcases some of the most well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan ruins in the nation. You can schedule a tour to explore the cliff dwellings and learn how the inhabitants survived the extreme weather swings in the area. Rocky Mountain National Park, just two hours from Denver, boasts the highest continuous paved road in America. You may see elk, moose, bears, or more unique wildlife like pikas or yellow-bellied marmots who live in the mountains. The Great Sand Dunes National Park and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park round out the quartet.
Colorado also has many beautiful state parks to explore. Chatfield State Park is home to Chatfield Reservoir, and you can waterski, paddleboard, or canoe, or cycle, hike, or take a horseback ride along the many park trails. Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado Springs gives visitors a completely new look at the Rockies, and you can hike the many trails and look for wildlife including wild turkeys, bears, mountain lions, and more.
Dakota Ridge RV Park is a year-round campground southwest of Denver in Golden. It boasts more than 140 sites and has daily rates available as well as weekly and monthly rates. It also has a pool (open seasonally), a clubhouse, and more on-site activities. The park is twenty minutes from downtown Denver and two hours from Rocky Mountain National Park. Visitors can also stay in the Loveland RV Resort farther north, or the Spruce Lake RV Resort near Rocky Mountain National Park. Both resorts offer amenities like shade trees and paved sites that make it easier for you to set up your camper.
For guidance on more Colorado RV parks and campgrounds across the state where you can park your Denver RV rental, check out our article featuring the top 10 campgrounds. Because Colorado is such a popular camping spot, it’s important to make your reservations at campgrounds early - they fill up quickly!
The Red Rocks Amphitheatre is one of the top tourist attractions in Denver, offering many different live shows and events every year. You can get tickets that put you in the first few rows or opt for seats near the back to experience the sounds around you. When performers aren’t putting on a show, Red Rocks is also open for hiking, or browsing the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, or exercising by running laps on the grueling amphitheater steps.
Many visitors also enjoy the Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Art Museum downtown. The art museum has many traveling exhibits from across the country, as well as permanent works.
The Denver Zoo is also a popular attraction, with live shows and shopping as well as animal exhibits and a few restaurants. Aviation buffs will enjoy the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum and history lovers may like the Molly Brown House Museum. Brown survived the sinking of the Titanic and had her life turned into a hit movie and musical.
Since 1982, beer lovers have been traveling to Denver, Colorado to take part in The Great American Beer Festival - the premier beer festival in the U.S. Also, every January, more than 30 longhorn cattle parade the streets of Denver to kick off the National Western Stock Show. Later during the stock show, prizewinning steers get the chance to visit the ritzy Brown Palace Hotel lobby and strut their stuff.
Sports fans will find a number of teams playing in Denver, including the NFL’s Broncos, and baseball’s Colorado Rockies. Tailgate in historic LoDo before a ballgame, or watch the Nuggets play basketball or an Avalanche hockey game at the Pepsi Center. College football is also popular, and every fall brings The Rocky Mountain Showdown - the state’s biggest college rivalry between the CU Buffs in Boulder and the CSU Rams from Ft. Collins.
The Cherry Creek State Recreation Area is home to both a campground and a place where you can dump your waste. Most of the campgrounds listed in our campground guide also allow you to dump your waste, or offer full hookups.
The city streets in Denver follow a grid pattern that makes it easy for travelers to get around. When you travel in an RV, you may find that the congestion in the city and the slow traffic make it difficult to maneuver your vehicle, and it’s certainly easier to drive a car around downtown. Both Interstate 70 and Interstate 25 serve the city. Interstate 70 runs from east to west across Colorado and through several other states, whereas Interstate 25 connects Denver to Wyoming and New Mexico. Other highways you can access with your RV rental in Denver include Highway 93, Interstate 270, and the 6th Avenue freeway.
Denver’s airport is locally known as DIA, but the actual airport code is DEN. It’s one of the busiest airports in the country and is located east of downtown, about a twenty minute drive from the metro area. There is a hotel on-site at the airport, and numerous car rental agencies. Colorado Springs, about an hour south, has a smaller regional airport that flies to some destinations in the U.S., but many people make the drive to DIA for their flight.