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San Juan/Bridge Campground

Nestled in the heart of the San Juan National Forest, San Juan/Bridge Campground is a rustic campground. The RV campground sprawls across an open space that’s on occasion shared with cattle. Adventurers have found enormous cows idly grazing on the grass outside their RVs. There are 19 sites allocated to RVs in the sprawling space of San Juan/Bridge Campground, although a couple is situated close to the treeline, which can be a welcome relief on a hot summer day. The nearby stream flows year-round, though, after the spring snowmelt, the water can run high and fast, making fishing a challenge.RV campers seeking solitude, quiet, and beautiful scenery will find it at the San Juan/Bridge Campground. High, weathered cliffs rise around the campground, dominated only by the mountain peaks that loom overhead. San Juan/Bridge Campground is a primitive campground. There are no hookups, and the RV sites are dirt. There are vault toilets available, however. Leashed dogs are permitted as long as they do not harass the other campers and wildlife.The closest town is Pagosa Springs, which is about 19 miles south. The small town of around 2,000 people has a handful of shops and businesses for visitors to explore. The town also has a small hospital with emergency services, should people require help. Search for an RV in Archuleta County, CO, and embark on a trip of a lifetime.



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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

San Juan National Forest, found in southwestern Colorado, encompasses over 1.8 million acres. The terrain ranges from alpine meadows to wetlands to prairie to high-desert mesa, and the park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including desert, aquatic, and woodland creatures.There are several hundred miles of trails, some strictly for hiking while others are multi-use, shared with bikers and horseback riders. Some trails ascend past the treeline to raw, bare mountaintops that are higher than clouds. Other trails descend deep into canyons and gullies, carved by a million years of flowing river water. There are trails that meander into deep woods, through bright, airy meadows full of sweet-smelling grass and wildflowers, and waterfalls that flow year-round. The Piedra Falls, which is not far from San Juan/Bridge Campground, flows over ancient volcanic rocks, remnants of a long-gone volcano, and descends in a nearly perfect freefall into a pool. Also close by is a poorly kept secret: the ice caves. A fissure deep in the earth holds snow and ice year-round, and due to its location, the caves rarely warms above freezing.Along the way, keep a sharp eye out for wildlife. In this remote part of Colorado, they are not accustomed to human presence and may sometimes become curious, drawn by the scent of delicious food that people often carry on their journey. A shortlist of wildlife includes black bear, elk, bighorn sheep, moose, and an occasional mountain lion. All hikers and campers should practice basic food safety to ensure that they don’t run afoul of a hungry wild animal.There are a handful of companies providing trail-riding guide services and rafting services in Pagosa Springs and the other neighboring towns. Mount a horse or a raft and embark on an adventure.

Exploring the Area

The San Juan National Forest has four different scenic byways that can be enjoyed in the comfort of a motorhome rental: San Juan National Forest Scenic Byway, the San Juan Skyway, Alpine Loop Backcountry Byway, and a Bureau of Land Management 4WD scenic byway. These long journeys take adventurers past far-flung historic towns, many of which have charming stores, restaurants, gift shops, craft breweries, and other businesses for visitors to explore.Pagosa Springs boasts several: the San Juan Historical Museum, an old-fashioned Malt Shoppe, Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, which is a wildlife rescue facility that’s open to the public, and a hot spring. The hot spring is one of a handful in the area that’s easily accessible (most are difficult to find). Chimney Rock, CO, is home to a unique Puebloan dwelling carved out of sheer mountainside rock. The downtown area of Durango is full of historic charm with buildings and structures that date back to the 1880s. Modern stores, restaurants, and other interesting businesses now fill these buildings, adding to the eclectic yet friendly vibe that Durango has fostered over the years.At the end of a long day of hiking, exploring, and adventuring, kick up your heels outside an RV rental at San Juan/Bridge Campground and listen to the crickets and toads croon as daylight fades. Overhead, glistening stars appear in the velvety black night sky, and on an especially clear summer night, the Milky Way makes its appearance.


Whether you’re on or off the grid, you have options when it comes to powering your RV. Here are the pros and cons for each.
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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.