The small town of Woodland Park is considered a bedroom community of Colorado Springs, which is only 20 miles away. This gorgeous mountain town is known as “City Above the Clouds”, a reference to its lofty altitude in the Rocky Mountains. At 8,000 feet high, Woodland Park is surrounded by millions of acres of national forest as well as the majestic Rocky Mountains.
When you book an RV in Woodland Park, you’ll find a cozy community just miles from Colorado Springs, with fun boutique shops, trendy restaurants, and lots of music and art. In fact, this artistic mountain village is full of musicians and artists, giving it a bohemian feel and a welcoming atmosphere. Music festivals and art shows are common in this mountain paradise, so be ready to explore your creative side when you visit this small town in the Centennial State and rent an RV.
Explore the Outdoors
When you decide to rent an RV in Woodland Park, the biggest problem you will come across is where to start your grand tour of the Rocky Mountain wilderness. Eleven Mile State Park is one suitable option to the west, complete with a massive lake, and over 300 campsites that can accommodate your Woodland Park camper rental. Several miles of trails provide ample space to hike and bike around the reservoir. There is a large marina on the lake, a visitor center, and lots of salmon to fish for while you stay at the state park. Just beyond Eleven Mile State Park is Spinney Mountain State Park, another fabulous place to fish for salmon, trout, and pike in the reservoir. Spinney Mountain, which gives the park its name, towers over the park at almost 10,000 feet and is fun for alpine trekking and incredible views of the valleys below.
You can bring the Woodland Park RV rental to Pike National Forest which surrounds the town of Woodland Park. This sprawling forest encompasses over one million acres of fertile evergreen forests, with snowcapped peaks and stunning geological features. Pikes Peak shares its name with the forest and is named for Zebulon Pike, one of the first non-native explorers to lay eyes on it. Hiking through the pristine arches and canyons of Pike National Forest or climbing the infamous Pikes Peak are rites of passage for outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado, and camping at one of several local campgrounds in the forest in your Woodland Park camper rental is a nice way to fill your trip with adventure.
Either Rocky Mountain National Park or Great Sand Dunes National Park are both viable places to consider when you rent an RV in Colorado hoping to see some of its very best scenery. Great Sand Dunes National Park is closer to Woodland Park so if you can only visit one, it might be the easier option. This stunning park is one of the strangest in the country, with massive sand dunes seemingly out of place in Colorado. You can surf down the dunes on a sand board, or hike through the Sahara-type dunes on a desert adventure. The night skies are truly captivating, with little light pollution to interfere with the far-reaching twinkling lights of the cosmos.
RV Parks to Visit
Finding a place to camp when you rent an RV in Woodland Park, CO, should be easy. There are thousands of campgrounds in Colorado, especially in the Rocky Mountains considering their broad appeal to tourists and nature lovers. Woodland Park RV Park is right in the middle of town and one of the easiest places to find once you obtain your Woodland Park camper rental. The park is conveniently located near the town’s best restaurants and shops, so nothing is too far away when you stay.
Cripple Creek KOA is a little bit farther away and is the loftiest KOA campground in the country at over 10,000 feet. This mountain campground has panoramic views of the entire region. Springdale Campground and Thunder Ridge Campground are found in Pike National Forest and are just a few of the many public places found in the federally maintained land that surrounds Woodland Park.
You might have to venture to Colorado Springs or Denver if you want to see some famous attractions, but there are some fun, lesser-known places to see on your trip if need be. There is a Christmas-themed amusement park located near the base of Pikes Peak, with lots of fun rides, restaurants, shops, and more. There are even live magic shows throughout the day when you visit the theme park. Colorado Wolf Adventures is a rehabilitation center for wolves and guests may call ahead and schedule a visit. Part of these visits includes a walk through nature with the wolves; it's a wonderful experience for nature lovers.
The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center is a fabulous museum dedicated to the history and study of dinosaurs, with an astonishing array of real fossils and fully assembled dinosaur skeletons from organisms that died millions of years ago. People of all ages can enjoy this lovely educational institution while absorbing some interesting facts from knowledgeable guides.