The town of Erie sits north of Denver, within Boulder and Weld counties. As part of the Front Range Urban Corridor, it has experienced a population influx that exceeds 17,000 residents, according to the 2020 US census. You will appreciate that I-25 runs along the east side of town, with US Route 287 on the west and US Route 36 to the south. Erie was once the most significant coal town in the state and became incorporated in November 1874. You can park your Erie, Colorado RV rental and explore one of over a dozen parks the town owns and maintains. Sunset Open Space features the Erie Single Track Trails, a 3.15-mile trail ideal for riders of all skill levels wanting to enjoy jumps, rollers, and tabletops. One of the newer amenities is the Coal Creek Disc Golf Course, offering 18 holes within various topography in the Coal Creek Open Space Area. If you are looking for some shore fishing, Erie Lake and Thomas Reservoir are nearby and are handicap accessible. If you visit Thomas Reservoir, make sure to take a look at the pollinator garden on the south side. Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary can keep you busy for one or two hours as you visit rescued farm animals, or you can stop at the Wise Homestead Museum and explore the region's past. Golfers might want to book a tee time at the 72-par course at Colorado Nation Golf Club if staying in the area for more than a day. Locals rate Echo Brewing and Pizzeria highly if you want something to eat, or you can try the pub setting of the Carrot Bristo off Briggs Street. If you need to whet your whistle, grab a drink at the Lazy Dog Sports Bar and Grill while watching a game.
Roosevelt National Forest covers 815,000 acres near Rocky Mountain National Park. It showcases 183 named mountains, including well-known peaks like North Arapahoe Peak and Bald Mountain. Popular activities here include camping, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing. The San Isabel National Forest is nearby, covering 1.1 million acres of alpine meadows. It holds several of the state's better-known summits and has 171 world-class hiking trails. Enjoy dispersed camping along the roadside in campers or Class C RVs, fishing, hiking, and star gazing are popular activities here. Pike National Forest covers the same volume of acres near San Isabel National Forest. Twenty-three of the state's fourteeners sit within the forest, including Pikes Peak. Explore over 250 hiking trails before enjoying dispersed camping or finding a developed site nearby.
Great American Beer Festival - Every October, nearby Denver hosts this annual event, the largest ticketed beer festival in the nation. Enjoy the beer and food pavilion and taste one of over 4,000 distinct beers showcased here.
National Western Stock Show - Visit the livestock shows, rodeos, and other events at this Colorado favorite, held every January in nearby Denver. One of the top draws is the horse shows, some of the largest in the world, with over 18,000 entries annually.
Colorado State Fair - This upcoming August, drive south to nearby Pueblo to check out crafts, food, and entertainment at this popular event. Games, livestock displays, and a rodeo will keep the entire family busy all day.
Rocky Mountain National Park is near Erie, sitting just over 44 miles to the northwest of here. The dominating feature here is Longs Peak, one of the state's fourteeners that reaches 14,259 feet at its summit. The weather here can change quickly, so dress in layers, as it is not unheard of to see snow showers in June. Rocky Mountain National Park covers 265,461 acres of terrain, providing 300 miles of hiking trails of various ratings that will challenge any skill level. You can also explore the park in an RV by driving Trail Ridge Road as you enjoy the scenery and stop for photos at one of the overlooks. Driving south to central Colorado places you at the Great Sand Dunes National Park, providing access to over 100,000 acres of terrain that includes alpine lakes, forests of conifers, grasslands, tundra, and the tallest dunes in North America. The tallest dunes here reach 750 feet, and you can make your way down many of them using a sandboard or a sled. The park is wide open for exploration on foot, and you can find trails to walk in the surrounding preserve area. Nearby towns with amenities include Blanca, Gardner, Silver Cliff, and Westcliffe. You can take I-70 in Denver and travel west to reach the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, about 273 miles by road. Here you will see some of North America's oldest exposed rock, highlighted by the deep Black Canyon created by millennia of erosion by the Gunnison River. The 12-mile stretch of the canyon here offers climbing and hiking opportunities above the water and angling and kayaking adventures on the river. Drive your motorhome along Rim Drive to see the park from various overlooks before parking at one of two developed sites within the park. North Rim Campground can accommodate RVs up to 22 feet but lacks hookups. The South Rim Campground has electricity.
Boyd Lake State Park is the nearest facility, located 34 miles north of town, outside Loveland, Colorado. With 2,000 acres to explore, visitors can camp, bird watch, and hike. The top draw here is Boyd Reservoir, providing access to water activities like boating, fishing, swimming, and waterskiing. There are 140 RV sites with paved pads at this location. They have varied amenities, including electrical hookups. When you are not on the water trying for the trout or elusive tiger muskie, see if you can spot the bobcats, black bears, coyotes, deer, elk, mountain lions, or other small mammals that visit the area. Another location that is almost as close as Boyd Lake is Golden Gate Canyon State Park, 35 miles southwest of town by road. You can orient yourself and learn about the park at the visitor center before exploring the 12,000 acres the park offers. There are over 100 campsites and picnic areas to use, and the park boasts 36 miles of hiking trails, 22 of those are multi-use and shared with bikes and horses. If you are adventurous, you can get some breathtaking rock climbing in, but you need to backcountry hike to the best locations. Wildlife is abundant here, providing chances to see Albert's squirrels, black bears, deer, elk, moose, and mountain lions. Anglers will explore the park's streams, and fishing is allowed at Dude's Fishing Hole, Forgotten Valley, Kriley, and the Ranch Ponds. Nearby Cherry Creek State Park is south of Erie, on the southern edge of the Denver Metro area. It is home to the 880-acre Cherry Creek Reservoir, a body of water used for angling, boating, and other water activities. Your four-legged travel companions will enjoy the 107-acre off-leash dog area, and everyone can enjoy the 35 miles of trails. The park has RV-friendly campsites with 20, 30, and 50-amp power hookups, with a dump station that only closes during the winter.
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is a nearby attraction south of Erie, offering you a chance to experience the pre-history of the state. There are impression fossils of 1,700 animals and plants on display, including 14-foot-wide sequoia trees. You can also meander the 1.1-mile Petrified Loop Trail and visit the ancient Lake Florissant. Head north into Nebraska, and you can check out Scotts Bluff National Monument, a 3,000-acre location showcasing 800-foot bluffs overlooking the North Platte River. A visitor center lets you explore the area's importance as a navigation landmark, and you can visit the top of the bluffs in your Erie, CO RV rental using Summit Road. Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site sits south and east of town, near La Junta, CO. This recreation of the original Pueblo-style fort offers a short documentary and a self-guided tour of this trading outpost used by Native Americans, buffalo hunters, and soldiers until 1849. A 1.7-mile trail rated as easy explores the banks of the nearby Arkansas River.
Prospect RV Park is one of RVshare's Top Picks for campgrounds in nearby Wheat Ridge. It offers 70 back-in or pull-through sites providing full RV hookups, 30-amp power, laundry facilities, and showers for anything from a camper van to a Class A rig. One of the best locations for RV camping is Clear Creek RV Park in nearby Golden. It sits along Clear Creek, offering 30 sites with 30 or 50-amp power, cell reception, and shower facilities, all near Golden's historic downtown area. A popular facility within nearby Rocky Mountain National Park is Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park. The pet-friendly facility has several activities for kids, with jaw-dropping panoramic views at sites with full hookups and access to showers and hot tubs.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Erie, CO, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Erie?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Erie from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Erie?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.