RV Rental in Southeast Colorado
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Colorado is more than just the Rocky Mountains, Denver, and Vail. Southeast Colorado is a vast, beautiful grassland that looks similar to what the early trappers and pioneers saw when they first settled the West in the mid-1800s.
Southeast Colorado is the perfect region to discover by RV. Don’t have your own RV or travel trailer? That’s okay. You can rent an RV with RVshare. From the 400,000 acres of short-grass prairie lands of the Comanche National Grasslands to the incredible wildlife of John Martin Reservoir State Park to charming Colorado Springs, there is a lot of beautiful places to see in Southeast Colorado.
Rent an RV in Southeast Colorado
Colorado is one of the top travel destinations in the United States. While most people choose to head straight to the mountains, Southeast Colorado’s grasslands are stunning and worth a visit. Plus, unlike the other parts of Colorado, Southeast Colorado is flat making driving an RV easier and more fuel efficient. No matter what part of Colorado you’re visiting, you’ll be able to find the perfect RV rental for your vacation needs.
Motorhome Rental in Southeast Colorado
Choose from literally hundreds of motorhome rentals in Colorado. If you can’t find the perfect motorhome rental in Southeast Colorado then look for options close to nearby cities like Aurora and Denver. But, you’ll be surprised how many incredible options you’ll find around Colorado Springs. Nightly motorhome rental rates average about $200 for a large motorhome sleeping up to eight people.
Rent a Campervan in Southeast Colorado
Southeast Colorado is a great place to rent a campervan and explore the best off-the-beaten-path places in the region. Campervans are great if you’re on a strict budget as their average nightly rental rate is cheaper and they are better on gas. Campervan rentals also can fit into smaller RV sites at campgrounds meaning you can take them to more places than large motorhomes.
RV Rental Locations in Southeast Colorado
Southeast Colorado has several RV rental locations. You’ll find a great selection of RV rentals on RVshare in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. If you can’t find your perfect RV rentals then search other cities like Denver and Aurora.
Points of Interest in Southeast Colorado
Comanche National Grassland
Covering over 400,000 acres, the Comanche National Grassland is home to a varied landscape from short-grass prairies to rugged canyons. With over 300 species of birds, mammals, and reptiles, Comanche National Grassland is the perfect park to visit if you want to see some native Colorado wildlife.
John Martin Reservoir State Park
Located just 17 miles east of Las Animas, John Martin Reservoir State Park contains one of the largest reservoirs in the state of Colorado. Popular with fishermen and swimmers, John Martin Reservoir is a great place to visit during the hot summer months. Walleye, Bass, and Perch can be fished along the shores or by boat.
Santa Fe Trail
Parts of the famous Santa Fe Trail that runs from Missouri to New Mexico run through El Paso County. A 14-mile portion of the trail follows part of the abandoned Atkinson, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. The trail is popular with bicyclists, hikers, and walkers.
Situated at over 6,000 feet in elevation at the base of the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is a popular city to visit at the edge of Southeast Colorado. The city lies close to the 14,114-foot Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods park. The city is also home to the US Air Force Academy, Pioneers Museum, and more.
Nestled in the Wet Mountains, Pueblo Mountain Park is a 611-acre mountain park that can be accessed year-round for a variety of activities. During the winter, you can snowshoe and cross country ski and during the summer you can hike and enjoy stargazing.
Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern Rocky Mountains standing at 14,115 feet. You can reach the summit by car, cog railway, or by foot. From the top, you’ll be rewarded with epic views of the Continental Divide, Garden of the Gods, and the cities below.
The Best RV Parks in Southeast Colorado
Trinidad Lake State Park – Trinidad
Nestled on the banks of a lake, Trinidad Lake State Park has 73 campsites, many of which are pull-thru and have full hookups. There is a boat ramp, walking trails, and pets are allowed on a leash. Sites are small so this campground is best for small RV rentals and campervans.
Northern Plains Campground – Pueblo
Located within Lake Pueblo State Park, Northern Plains Campground has 312 campsites with electrical hookups. Restrooms are available and reservations are recommended during the summer months. Lake Pueblo is a hot spot for fishing, waterskiing, and boating.
Pikes Peak RV Park – Manitou Springs
Located near the base of Pikes Peak, the Pikes Peak RV Park is a highly-rated RV park with 55 sites for big rigs with full hookups. Many sites have views of the creek so you can fall asleep with the sounds of running water. Sites are small so this campground is best for small RV rentals.
Garden of the Gods Campground – Colorado Springs
Garden of the Gods Campground, with 178 sites, is located right at the entrance of the Gardens of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs. With spectacular views of Pikes Peak, this campground is perfect for the whole family. There is free Wifi throughout, two heated swimming pools, and a children’s playground on site.
Southeast Colorado has a lot to offer. From the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the vast prairie lands of the far east, Southeast Colorado is best explored by an RV rental. No matter what kind of RV rental you choose, you’ll have a grand adventure discovering the best of Southeast Colorado behind the wheel of your RV rental.
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