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High up in the Rocky Mountains, just outside of Gunnison, Mesa Campground is an excellent place to stay when you rent an RV. Surrounded by national recreation areas, state parks, sublime mountains, coniferous forest, and wide-open reservoirs, Mesa Campground has just about everything you could hope for in a camping destination.When you rent an RV near Mesa Campground, the Rocky Mountains are your playground. You can venture out for an exciting excursion into the wilderness or head into town with ease. The campsites at Mesa Campground can accommodate tents and RVs and are available with full hookups. Each site is private and shaded, with a fire pit and a picnic table. There are restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities, and cabins are also an option for guests without tents or RVs.Mesa Campground also features a recreation hall and an RV fueling station. The front office is attached to a convenience store that also sells groceries, propane, firewood, and other camping necessities for your Gunnison camping trip. Hiking trails and a fun-filled clubhouse in the back of the park give you more space to mingle with guests and unwind while camping at Mesa Campground.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

The area around Gunnison is one of the prettiest in all of Colorado, and when you book an RV in Gunnison County, there are many places to see in the great outdoors. Crawford State Park is not too far from Gunnison, encompassing the Crawford Reservoir, a 400-acre lake with boat ramps, swimming areas, and beaches. Grasslands and juniper forests contain hiking trails that are great for meditative walks in the woods, and a campground by the lake gives guests a gorgeous place to stay.Curecanti National Recreation Area is a few miles down the road and surrounds the Blue Mesa Reservoir, considered to be the largest body of water in Colorado. Boating, swimming, and fishing are part of the fun while visiting Curecanti National Recreation Area, complete with visitor centers, boat launches, marinas, and lakefront campgrounds. The Dillon Pinnacles are a spectacular natural landmark overlooking the reservoir, and you can hike or bike around to catch mesmerizing views of the valley below. South of Montrose, Ridgeway State Park resembles Crawford State Park in a lot of ways. Camping, swimming, cycling, hiking, and stargazing are part of the fun when you visit this scenic spot with your Gunnison camper rental. Hiking, fishing, and hunting are commonly enjoyed within the park as well.Colorado is known for its extraordinary national parks like Rocky Mountain National Park and Great Sand Dunes National Park, but Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is just a short drive away from Mesa Campground, making it the obvious choice when you're RV camping there. The park takes its name from the spectacular canyon gorge carved into the earth, formed by millions of years of erosion from the Gunnison River. The canyon is called black because it is so deep that it only receives a few minutes of sunlight each day at its lowest point. This jaw-dropping gorge rivals the Grand Canyon in beauty, although it is not nearly as widely known as its Arizona counterpart. Rock climbing, canyoneering, hiking, biking, and camping are possible when you visit this Rocky Mountain destination.

City Sightseeing

The closest town to Mesa Campground is pleasant Gunnison, a charming college town high up in the mountains. There are shopping centers, restaurants, and bars in town, but don’t expect a large city like Denver when you feel like doing some sightseeing. There are some farmers' markets, parks, art galleries, and historic sites in town, but the Gunnison Pioneer Museum is the main feature. There are dozens of historic buildings maintained by the museum, like old schoolhouses, train depots, homes, and shops that guests may tour while visiting. Old antique cars, pioneer tools and clothing, native artifacts, and relics of the Old West are also showcased in this unique museum.Crested Butte is also a place to check out while in the area, an even smaller mountain town with a charming main street full of cafes and breweries. Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum is a lovely resource for those who like history, with valuable insight into the formation of the mountain town, its mining industry, and its reputation of being one of the great ski towns in America.If you visit in the wintertime, you can cruise through epic Colorado snow on the slopes of nearby mountains like Cranor Hill Ski in Gunnison or Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Crested Butte. Crested Butte Mountain Resort is a widely known and popular mountain destination thanks to its storied past, legendary ski slopes, and large snowfall each winter.


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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.