Pick up your camper van rental in Denver and then put some miles between you and the Mile High City as you head out and explore the Rockies. The options are almost limitless when it comes to camping in Colorado. From the valleys of the state’s highest peaks to Garden of the Gods and beyond, you’ll find alpine lakes, red rock formations, craggy peaks, dense pine forest, and wildflower-dotted meadows. While we can’t tell you where to look first, we can help with what to pack.
Meet Mountain Boss, a Storyteller Overland MODE 4x4
Mountain Boss is a go anywhere, do anything, ready at a moment’s notice kind of van. First, it leaves you speechless, then it turns you into a storyteller. You’ll be talking about this van, and your vacation in it, long after your trip is over.
With its 18″ off-road tires, no destination is off limits, and for your comfort once you have made it to your campsite, the low-profile AC and vent fan will create a cool atmosphere so that you can sleep comfortably in the hot summer months.
The van comfortably seats and sleeps four, so it is perfect for families or for outings with friends. The bench seat converts into a bed, perfect for one adult or two small kids. In the kitchen, you can cook up a feast. There is an electric cooktop, flip-up sink, and refrigerator, along with ample counter space. An exterior fold-out table lets you take the party outside the van.
“When thinking about going to Colorado a lot of people think about Aspen and the more popular cities, but I say stick to the more off the beaten path spots for a more unique experience. ”Ian November 2020
Colorado is calling! Pick up a camper van rental in Denver and get to know the literal ins and outs, and highs and lows of this ecologically, geologically, and archaeologically incredible region of the US. And did you know? Most GoCamp camper van rentals in Denver are pet-friendly, so bring along Rover, and check out these tips for road-tripping with dogs.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
There’s a sweet spot for daily drive time when you’re off on a van life road trip, somewhere around 5 hours feels about right for settling in to explore a destination. Darn near perfect if you’re picking up a camper van rental in Denver and your destination is the steep-walled gorge-ousness of the Black Canyon! Tune in to your favorite road trip playlist, and enjoy the scenic curves of “Colorado’s Grand Canyon”.
Trail Ridge Road
Trail Ridge Road covers 48 miles between Estes Park on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Lake on the west, and while the Trail Ridge Road wasn’t built specifically for the enjoyment of camper van travelers, it kinda feels like it was. Get your peepers ready to spot pikas, marmots, ptarmigans, and bighorn sheep along this route. Make time to really slow down and explore this stunning Colorado byway in your camper van rental.
Bridal Veil Falls
Just a quick hop outside of Telluride, CO are Bridal Veil Falls, the tallest free-falling falls in Colorado. The drive up to the falls is steep and gravelly, and best suited for all-wheel drive vehicles. So park your home on wheels in the Valley View Parking Area and hike (or bike!) the remaining 1.8 miles to the falls at your leisure. There’s a ton to explore in the Telluride surrounding area, and no shortage of beautiful and unique public and private campsites to choose from.
Garden of the Gods
This place rocks. Garden of the Gods is a designated National Natural Landmark near Colorado Springs, CO. The red rock formations were created during a geological upheaval along a natural fault line millions of years ago, and there’s archaeological evidence that prehistoric people have been visiting (and camping!) here since as early as 1330 BCE! Though modern visitors have no need to seek shelter from the rocky outcroppings, Garden of the Gods still woos nearly 2 million visitors a year with its rich and diverse natural landscape, 21 miles of trails, and limitless opportunity for adventure.
Grand Mesa Scenic Byway
The Grand Mesa Scenic Byway is 63 miles of your sweetest vanlife daydreams. The byway goes through the Grand Mesa National Forest, dotted with alpine meadows, 400 miles of trails, dozens of trout-filled lakes, and sweeping views of Rocky Mountains. This picturesque road will be one you’ll want to traverse more than once, so find somewhere in the Grand Mesa National Forest to drive in and camp, and then let the road move you.