Best River Camping in Colorado

Like real estate, a great camping experience is all about location, location, location. A stunning natural setting, proximity to local attractions and exceptional campground amenities are features to look for when choosing a Colorado camping destination.

Find your perfect Colorado campground. Where you pitch your tent or park your RV sets the scene for your entire camping trip. The ideal campground is surrounded by stunning scenery and it’s easy to access yet sufficiently secluded. Campsites with top-notch amenities and those that are part of an activity network are the ones worth seeking out.

Seek Out a Dramatic Backdrop
In the Colorado Rocky Mountains, camping is all about the views. Glenwood Canyon Resort is the-one-and-only campground located in Glenwood Canyon—a geological natural wonder known for its steep, soaring cliffs, whitewater rapids, Hanging Lake trail and the rail route of the Amtrak’s California Zephyr. In fact, it was the staggering beauty of Glenwood Canyon that inspired the original design of its Vistadome railcar! Glenwood Canyon Resort also has the added good fortune of being nestled along the bank of the Colorado River, a highly desirable setting that provides access to river activities like rafting and kayaking. Thanks to its prime location, campers at Glenwood Canyon Resort can soak up the scenery and play on the river with ease.

Do Camping Your Way
Always remember, there isn’t one right way connect with nature. Look for a campground that offers options suited to your family or group’s needs. And, don’t let not owning a tent or a trailer stop you from enjoying a Colorado camping experience. Glenwood Canyon Resort is one of the few places that caters to campers of every type—pitch a tent, pull up in an RV, bunk in a rustic cabin, glamp in a cozy cottage. For honeymooners or firm non-campers, the resort’s fully-furnished luxe suites are just for you. Unlike the state’s overrun national parks, Glenwood Canyon Resort’s private campground is easy to reserve; best of all, you don’t need to plan six-months-to-the-day in advance.

Go Beyond the Basics
Campground amenities can make or break a camping trip. When choosing a location, be sure to check out what’s available or included with your stay. Glenwood Canyon Resort, for example, includes full hookups, water and a sewer for RVs, laundry and shower facilities and free WiFi on site. But it’s the over-and-above extras that make this campground stand out. During the summer months, when you want to forgo meal prep or relax in a social setting après adventure, the resort’s on-site restaurant serves lunch, dinner and drinks on a patio that overlooks the river.

Stay For The Fun
While camping has benefits all on its own, it’s the activities that you engage in on your camping trip that become the standout experiences. When planning your Colorado camping trip, make sure there’s plenty to do at and away from the campground. At Glenwood Canyon Resort, an outdoor adventure center that books thrill-centric excursions including whitewater rafting trips in Glenwood Canyon, as well as rents inflatable kayaks, is on site. Ziplining and high ropes adventures are also based right at the campground.

If that’s not enough, Glenwood Springs is located just two miles west. Soak in the town’s fabled hot springs, visit the grave of gambler-gunslinger John “Doc” Holliday and explore the underground landscape at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. There’s also dining, spas, nightlife and more, all just minutes away.

Plan Your Glenwood Canyon Resort Camping Trip Today
For a virtual tour and to plan your best Colorado camping trip, visit Glenwood Canyon Resort.