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How to Rent an RV in Northern Colorado

You can't go wrong with an RV rental in northern Colorado.

The state has amazing vistas, every outdoor activity you can imagine, sparkling streams, and majestic mountains. If you happen to enjoy appreciating all the beauty Mother Nature has to offer while sipping a tasty, local beer, Colorado also has a thriving microbew scene.

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While Denver and Boulder have exciting things to explore as a visitor, the cities and areas of northern Colorado are also fascinating places to visit...with the added bonus of being less crowded.

RV Rental in Northern Colorado

While northern Colorado doesn't get as much press time as the more famous Colorado regions, the area has much to explore. It also offers unique, jaw-dropping views of the Rocky Mountains you won't see anywhere else, which is the beauty of those mountains -- everywhere you go in the state, they look different.

If you're going to rent an RV in northern Colorado, be sure to make time to check out the following areas.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is 415 miles of hikes and vistas of the Rocky Mountains. In the park, you can find the start of the Colorado River, which flows through the Grand Canyon and beyond. You can drive Trail Ridge road, the highest continuous motorway in the United States, which tops out at 12,183 feet. You can also hike Longs Peak, one of Colorado's 53 "14ers" -- mountains that are taller than 14,000 feet. The park is one of the less crowded national parks, with no gas stations, overnight lodging, and only one restaurant at the top of Trail Ridge Road. Because of this, you'll find less traffic and the other problems that come with large numbers of people.

If you're interested in driving Trail Ridge Road in an RV, get an early start so you can go slow. There are very few hairpin turns, and the road doesn't go above a 7 percent grade, but you'll want to take your time. You'll also want to allow time to pull off and appreciate the views (and look for elk, who frequently stop to graze alongside the road.) The road is open from Memorial Day to mid-October, depending on the weather.

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Fort Collins

Fort Collins is a wonderful stop when you rent an RV in northern Colorado. The college town has a thriving arts community, and the quaint buildings in downtown Fort Collins are said to have inspired Walt Disney when he was creating Main Street USA at Disneyland.

Fort Collins is also home to New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire beer. You can tour the brewery or just visit the tasting room, which often has local food trucks out front as well. If you're in town over Labor Day weekend, you can also participate in the Tour de Fat, which began as a low-key bike race but is now an all-day event featuring popular bands, food, and drinks, and has spread across the country.

Where to Camp

Camp at the Horsetooth Inn and RV Park near Fort Collins.

Camper Rental in Northern Colorado

Colorado has some great nooks to explore with a camper rental as well.

Cache la Poudre River

While in the Fort Collins area, stop near the Cache la Poudre River. The river offers fly fishing, whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, and camping in warmer months. In the winter, visitors can cross-country ski, snowshoe, and snowmobile in the canyon by the river. Also, drive your RV along the Cache La Poudre-North Park Scenic and Historic Byway for breathtaking views that haven't changed much in the last 100 years. Keep your eyes peeled for Colorado's state mammal, the bighorn sheep, along the drive, and make time to stop for a picnic lunch and to take pictures along the way.

Where to Camp

Camp at the Fort Collins Poudre Canyon KOA.

Motorhome Rental in Northern Colorado

You can find plenty to do when you rent a motorhome in northern Colorado -- from outdoor activities to water sports to sitting and relaxing by the lake.

Horsetooth Reservoir

West of Fort Collins lies Horsetooth Reservoir, home to six and a half miles of water. Visitors to the reservoir can enjoy boating, fishing, swiming, waterskiing, rock climbing, even scuba diving. You may also see wildlife including deer, foxes, and coyotes roaming the area.

Where to Camp

You can find camping information for the area and make reservations for Larimer County Campgrounds here.

Rent a Campervan in Northern Colorado

A campervan is the perfect way to explore Colorado's historic and scenic highways and byways!

Red Feather Lakes

The Cache La Poudre-North Park Scenic & Historic Byway goes through the Red Feather Lakes area as well, but if you'd like to spend more time here, you can book a horse ride at the Beaver Meadows Stables. You can also visit the Shambhala Mountain Center, a Buddhist retreat that hosts meditation sessions and programs. The center is open to guests of any religion.

Save time to explore the surrounding Roosevelt National Forest as well -- a beautiful area that offers fishing, hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities.

Where to Camp

Camp at Dowdy Lake, near the village of Red Feather Lakes.

Small RV Rental in Northern Colorado

Fort Vasquez

Newly re-opened Fort Vasquez was the first permanent structure built along the South Platte River. The trading post was where St. Louis men Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette traded blankets, knives, guns, and other goods for buffalo robes which they brought back to St. Louis. Today, visitors can see the reconstructed fort, and the museum has exhibits on Plains Indians, mountain men, and displays about excavations of the site.

Where to Camp

Camp at the Fort Collins Lakeside KOA.

Loveland, Colorado

The town of Loveland is famous for their Valentine Re-Mailing program (who doesn't want their valentine mailed with a "love" postmark on it?), but has other attractions as well. Visit Devil's Backbone Open Space, and cool off at the Loveland Swim Beach.

Where to Camp

Camp at the Eagle Campground at Carter Lake.

RV Rental Locations in Northern Colorado

Northern Colorado is a scenic, exciting place to explore in a small RV rental -- or any RV rental, really. From majestic mountain views to historic trading forts to exciting outdoor sports, there's something for everyone. If you're looking to rent a pop up camper or wanting private RV rentals, RVshare is a great place to start. They can help with RV rental locations in northern Colorado, or anywhere else in the country.

Private RV Rentals in Northern Colorado

Imagine stepping out your door to be confronted by some of the country's most spectacular landscape. Private RV rentals are a wonderful way to experience northern Colorado because you can watch the sun set over the Rockies and not have to drive anywhere afterward to turn in for the night. You're right in the middle of the state's beauty, and you don't need to pack up and leave for mundane things like eating or sleeping. RVshare will connect you with people looking to rent out RVs wherever you are...or wherever you're planning on going.

 


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