One of the more popular ways to explore Highlands Ranch, Colorado and the surrounding area is with a roomy fifth wheel, and you can find them starting at $125 per night. The van-like Class B vehicles are a sought-after option and begin at $250 per night. Class Cs are a favorite for those staying out on the road, and you'll find them available as low as $175 per night. Big Class A RVs are roomy enough to travel in style at $295 or more per night.
Sedalia is a small community located 13 miles south of Highlands Ranch and is associated with Bud's Bar and its legendary burgers. RVers can spend the day exploring panoramic Front Range views and sites like the Cherokee Ranch and Castle before continuing south on a road trip to White Sands National Park.
Driving 29 miles west into the mountains gets you to Evergreen, a picturesque mountain community. Spend a couple of nights enjoying Evergreen Lake and the farmers market before hitting nearby I-70 for a Las Vegas road trip that takes you through the Rockies.
Colorado Springs is only 58 miles south using I-25 and offers activities and accommodations for a week or more. It's known for outdoor adventures at Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. You can also start a road trip to Ouray to the west.
The community of Highlands Ranch is an unincorporated area in the northwest region of Douglas County. Inhabited by the Arapahoe, Cheyenne, and Ute tribes, the first American settlers didn't build homes here until 1870. The area remained rural until 1978 when the Mission Viejo Company began to develop homes as part of a newly planned suburb for the Denver metro area.
You could stay in and around Highlands Ranch indefinitely. Some favorite nearby restaurants include Haveli Indian Cuisine, Via Baci for Italian dishes or pizza, and John Holly's Asian Bristo. There are over 70 golf courses in and around Highlands Ranch, including the nearby Raccoon Creek Golf Course in Littleton.
Littleton, CO - This is the closest town to the Highlands Ranch community, sitting seven miles to the north. It has a thriving historical section with arts, crafts, and shopping.
20+ Gas Stations
8 Nearby National Forests /State Parks
10+ Local RV Parks
20+ Nearby Dump Stations
Golden, CO - The town was once the capital of the Colorado territory but is better known as the home to the Coors Brewery today. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, it offers breathtaking views from Lookout Mountain.
15+ Gas Stations
9 Nearby National Forests /State Parks
10+ Local RV Parks
15+ Nearby Dump Stations
Castle Rock, CO - The county seat sits 18 miles south of Highlands Ranch and gets its name from the nearby towering rock formation. Today, it has a reputation as a wine hub along the Front Range.
12+ Gas Stations
6+ Nearby National Forests /State Parks
8+ Local RV Parks
10+ Nearby Dump Stations
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the state's premiere destinations just under 90 miles north of Highlands Ranch, with Longs Peak dominating the landscape. Hiking and walking are your best activities here, with trails around lakes, summits, and waterfalls. Five public and eight private campgrounds are in or near the park, with several small towns close.
You'll find the Great Sand Dunes National Park 222 miles south of Highlands Ranch, showcasing 30 square miles of the tallest dunes in North America. Locals use sleighs or sandboards to slide down the dunes, and visitors hike the sandy area. There is an RV-friendly campground on site, with other campgrounds and small towns nearby.
A 260-mile road trip southwest will bring you to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, showcasing 12 miles of the canyon carved by the Gunnison River. Its remote location is ideal for astronomers and geologists, and you can enjoy ranger-guided tours during the summer. Three public and over a dozen private campgrounds are close, with the nearest town being Telluride, CO.
Chatfield State Park borders Highlands Ranch to the west, home to the namesake reservoir and open landscapes. The park is a favorite for water activities like boating, fishing, and swimming. There are also 26 miles of trails you can hike, ride, or walk. There are two on-site camping areas with plenty of amenities throughout the metro area.
Nearby Cherry Creek State Park is only 15 miles northeast of the community and is another popular metropolitan boating and trail excursion. The 880-acre reservoir offers anglers fishing opportunities on shore or a boat, other water activities, bird-watching, and 12 miles of paved biking paths to ride.
Golden Gate Canyon State Park is a popular nearby destination for locals only 40 miles northwest of Highlands Ranch. It offers over 100 campsites, 100 picnic areas, 22 miles of trails for biking or horseback, and nature viewing. Three RV-friendly campgrounds are near here, and the metro area is only a few minutes away.
One of the coolest landmarks in Colorado is the Stanley Hotel, 83 miles north in nearby Estes Park. Most Americans know it from the 1980 film "The Shining," but it serves as a base for many exploring Rocky Mountain National Park.
Another popular scenic view is the nearby Buffalo Bill's Museum and Grave, 29 miles northwest of Highlands Ranch in Lookout Mountain Park. The grave of western legend William F. Cody sits high above the Eastern Plains and provides a stunning view of the Denver metro area.
A favorite nearby landmark visible from afar is Westminster Castle, perched atop Crown Point 35 miles to the north in Westminster. Billed during construction as the future Princeton of the West, the red sandstone building was open for only a few years until students left to fight in WWI.
A favorite upcoming event for many locals is the Taste of Colorado, a free outdoor food and music festival held on Labor Day weekend in nearby Denver. Foodies won't want to miss the more than 50 booths showcasing the best of local food establishments.
The National Western Stockshow is an upcoming festival and livestock show at the National Western Complex in nearby Denver. It hosts one of the nation's largest indoor rodeos each January.
A popular event with outdoor enthusiasts is the upcoming Colorado RV, Sports, Boat and Travel Show. The region's largest display of accessories, boats, outdoor products, seminars, and RVs is held annually in February or March in nearby Denver.
The nearby Trading Post Trail is one of the best hiking trails in Denver, near Morrison. The 1.5-mile loop is wide open and offers views of nature and wildlife on a moderate-level footpath.
A popular rock climbing area for new climbers is the nearby North Table Mountain in Golden. You'll find over 450 routes rating from 5.5 to 5.13, most of which offer great views of Golden and Denver in the distance.
The East/West Regional Trail (EWRT) is one of the best mountain bike trails in Highlands Ranch. It stretches 19.8 miles and is ideal for beginner and intermediate riders.
Nearby Cherry Creek State Park is a popular RV camping area with 131 sites. These include complete hookup services, 30- or 50-amp power connection, cellphone service, and showers. Spaces start at $30 per night, and it's pet-friendly.
Dakota Ridge RV Park is a popular Denver RV park with back-ins and pull-through spaces starting at $50 per night. These spaces include full hookup services, 30- or 50-amp power connections, cell service, showers, and access to a pool and hot tubs.
Nearby Larkspur is home to 132 RV sites at the Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, starting at $50 per night. It offers complete hookup services, 30- or 50-amp power connections, cell service, showers, and access to hot tubs and a pool. The back-in or pull-through spaces are pet-friendly.
You'll find over 30 dump stations nearby in Denver and the surrounding areas. The Frederick Travel Center to the north charges $10 for dump services while the Denver East KOA charges the same for non-guests; guests are free. Nearby Cherry Creek State Rec Area charges a flat $28 fee.
In the suburbs of Denver, Cube Smart Self-Storage Aurora offers 30-foot outdoor parking starting at $164.90 per month. Central Park Self Storage is a popular option for small RVs, with 10-foot by 20-foot lots starting at $99 per month. One of the best storage lots in the area is nearby Aspen RV and Boat Storage, with several sizes of open and covered spaces ranging from $115 to $480 per month.
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 Highlands Ranch, 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 Highlands Ranch?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Highlands Ranch 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 Highlands Ranch?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.