Built at the foot of the Rocky Mountains’ Flatirons and just 40 minutes from the heart of Denver, Boulder, CO, is the perfect place to rent an RV. Between the outdoorsy culture and the breathtaking hikes, vistas and views, Boulder RV rentals offer an unmatched chance to experience the raw power of the American West. The land out here is untouched and untamed. Although a Boulder motorhome rental will put you just 30 minutes from nearby Longmont, CO and about 20 minutes from Broomfield and Lafayette, the sprawling Rocky Mountain National Park is this city’s backyard. Book an RV in Boulder County today to see why so many have come to visit this unique city.
The Great Outdoors
The outdoorsy soul could not ask for a better city than Boulder, CO. It boasts over 300 miles of hiking and biking trails, along with 45,000 acres of untouched open spaces. If you’re looking for an easy hike that still offers stunning views of the surrounding area, take your Boulder RV rental over to the Flagstaff Nature Center, which gives easy access to the family-friendly Boy Scout Trail.
Feeling a little more adventurous? Check out Eldorado Canyon. This magnificent area features towering sandstone cliffs studded with 500 rock climbing locations. Be sure to keep an eye out for the local wildlife, too. The mountains around Boulder hold everything from the relatively gentle mule deer and elk to black bears, coyotes and mountain lions! No view is like the last in Eldorado Canyon, either. The area is blanketed in Douglas firs, ponderosa pine savanna, prairie, and shrubland, so there’s something new to check out no matter where you go. Eldorado State Park offers opportunities for fishing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and much, much more.
Other parks to check out with your Boulder motorhome rental include Moraine Park, a gathering place for more than 3,000 elk and 800 bighorn sheep, and Golden Gate Canyon National Park, which is comprised of 12,000 acres of meadows and aspen forest. And of course, don’t miss out on the famous Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s the third most-visited national park in the country. And if you’re feeling up for a challenge, be sure to check out Boulder’s most popular trail, the Royal Arch Trail. It’s a pretty strenuous hike, but the trail’s massive namesake sandstone arch more than makes up for it. You can see the entire city of Boulder and beyond, framed beneath the rock.
Other great trails around the city include the Canyon Loop Trail, which offers unmatched views of Boulder Canyon, Walter Ranch Loop, just west of Boulder, Wonderland Lake Loop Trail, in the foothills of North Boulder, and Mallory Cave Trail (note that the cave itself is closed several months of the year for the sake of its bats).
There are a number of nearby parks equipped to house your Boulder RV rental. In Longwood, for instance, you’ll find Countrywood Inn & RV Park, a 20-space area that comes with high-speed WiFi, showers and restrooms, a laundromat, and other facilities. It’s just 15 minutes out from Boulder, and prime sailing and motor boating areas are just 10 to 35 minutes away. A little further out, in Wheat Ridge, you’ll find Prospect RV Park, which offers full hookups. It’s just a few blocks from a Walmart and Camping World Superstore, and good shopping and restaurant areas are nearby.
If you’re looking to get a little more primitive with your rental, you might consider Peaceful Valley Campground. That’s located in a glacial valley on the banks of the Middle Saint Vrain Creek in Rocky Mountain National Park. At an elevation of 8,500 feet, Peaceful Valley is near a number of top-notch trails, including Sourdough Trail and Buchanan Pass Trail. Be aware, though, there are no utility hookups available at this campground, and the maximum vehicle length is 45 feet.
Exploring the City
In addition to these unmatched hiking opportunities, your Boulder, CO motorhome rental will also bring you in touch with a thriving local community. Explore the University of Colorado Boulder’s beautiful campus and amenities, including the Fiske Planetarium, the CU Art Museum (spanning 10,000 years of human cultural development), and the annual Colorado Shakespeare Festival. In downtown Boulder, be sure to check out Pearl Street, a four-block pedestrian mall with gardens, art and public performances. Also, remember to swing by Boulder’s Celestial Seasoning’s plant. They’re the largest tea manufacturer in North America, and you can see their production floor, taste all their famous teas, and even catch a whiff of their mint room. It’s all totally free.
If you’re still in the mood for more tea after all that, take a quick break at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, built by artisans from Boulder’s sister city, Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The entire interior is covered in vibrant carvings and paintings. And while you’re out experiencing some of the local culture, why not head over to the historic Boulder Theater. The theater’s been in operation since 1906. Boulder also has a thriving mountain bike culture. The majority of residents own one, and every Thursday in the spring, summer and fall, thousands take the streets in themed costumes for the Boulder Cruiser Ride.
Boulder, CO is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
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