Colorado is beautiful during all times of year, but summer can be an especially great time to visit. Pack up your new or used RV and start planning the first of your summer road trips now with our suggestions.
There's so much to see and do near Colorado Springs! Make a visit to Pikes Peak one of your first stops. You can get to the top by driving the winding road of Pikes Peak highway or taking the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, which is the world's highest cog railway. Taking the train allows you to get amazing views of the mountains that you might not get if you have to keep your eyes on the road. Plan for just over 3 hours roundtrip.
Take a hike in Garden of the Gods Park and view the majestic scenery of sandstone formations, grasslands, and mountains. You can also explore the park by horseback, bike, Jeep, or even rock climbing.
When you're ready to head indoors, there are plenty of museums available in Colorado Springs to explore and learn. Check out the Ghost Town Museum, the Dinosaur Resource Center, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for a bit of culture.
South and West
Next, head south on I-25 to Pueblo, and take a drive through San Isabel National Forest before taking US Rt 50 west. Check out the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Canon City, and continue on, enjoying the views of mountains and small towns like Texas Creek and Salida.
You'll end up in Gunnison, which you can make your base camp while exploring Curecanti National Recreation Area and the ghost towns of Gothic, Tin Cup, and Crystal Mill ¿ just be aware that the roads can be treacherous and are often not recommended for large motorhomes.
From here, if you've got the time, you can head northwest to visit Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area or south to Ouray, Silverton, and even Durango, where you can ride the narrow gauge railroad.
There are endless options for RV travel in Colorado ¿ what are some of your other Colorado road trip ideas?