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Midway between Santa Fe in New Mexico and Pueblo in Colorado exists the brilliant little town of Raton, New Mexico. This tourism hub on Interstate 25 is the predominant city in the northeast corner of the state, quite close to the shared border with Colorado. When you book an RV in Colfax County, there are few places better to camp with it than Raton KOA.Pick up your campervan rental and head off to some of the state's dreamiest locations, from volcanic monuments and state parks to charming cultural events and hot air balloon festivals. When you find yourself touring the state in your RV rental, Raton KOA will have everything you could hope for in a temporary home. You can find every kind of camping spot at this lovely park, from grouping camping sites and large RV spaces to small tent camping areas and rental cabins.Guests can keep busy in a variety of ways, like playing basketball or horseshoes outside in the heart of the park. There is even a recreation room you can use, with tons of features like a large pool table and arcade. The dog walking area is a special feature that provides pet owners with a place to exercise their furry family members. If you forget to pack something or need to purchase additional supplies, you can always use the convenient camp store with a wide selection of useful items like firewood, propane, fishing gear, food, and ice. Add in some bathrooms and showers along with easy-to-use laundry facilities, and you have yourself an excellent place to stay when you rent an RV near Raton KOA.



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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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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

New Mexico is a place of impossible beauty, decorated with incredible landscapes, magical deserts, and incredible geological features. When you camp in an RV near Raton, there are a number of places you can visit with your RV rental to enjoy the great outdoors in this naturally beautiful state. Sugarite Canyon State Park is an obvious choice, several minutes’ drive from the city of Raton. Here you can see the reclaimed remnants of an old coal-mining camp, now adorned with plant life of all types. Small cinder cone volcanoes and flat top mesas can be seen scattered throughout the park, making for some exciting terrain to trek through. The park has some large lakes where you may swim, fish, or boat, like Lake Maloya and Lake Alice. Outdoor lovers head to this excellent park to go rock climbing, ride horses, explore old archaeological sites, and camp.Eagle Nest Lake State Park is another splendid option over by Taos that you can check out with your Raton motorhome rental. The water of Eagle Nest Lake remains cold and refreshing throughout the year due to its alpine elevation, making it a pleasant place to beat the New Mexico summertime heat. Hiking, biking, and even snowmobiling in winter make for great ways to get out and see the park.With under a half an hour of driving, you can see the fabled Capulin Volcano National Monument, one of many incredible geological features in the area offering a great deal of insight into the workings of Earth and its tectonic plates. The volcano was active and erupting 50,000 years ago, but now it is nothing more than a landmark rising from the otherwise flat grasslands of northern New Mexico. Hiking to the top of the 8,000-foot-tall cinder cone is quite difficult, but worth it once you see the enchanting views from the top.If you head just over the border into Colorado, you can see a bunch of other fabulous state and national parks. Great Sand Dunes National Park is the closest national park to Raton and one of the strangest and most unique parks you can find. The park is named for its massive towering dunes that combine with the Rocky Mountains behind them, make for some pretty impressive photographs. You can trek through the park on foot or opt to ride down the sandy giants with a sandboard. Camping is allowed in the park should you feel the urge to stay for a few nights with your campervan rental.

Exploring the City

Raton KOA is in the city of Raton, a delightful community that often flies under the radar despite its charming and inviting atmosphere. Although it is quite small compared to other cities in New Mexico like Albuquerque or Santa Fe, there is lots to do when you rent an RV near Raton KOA. The Raton Museum is a fine place to start, perfect for history lovers and young children alike. Learn about the coal mining camps that would later contribute to the founding of Raton or the first Spanish conquistadors who traveled to the area 500 years ago. Volunteers can take you on a tour of the facility, showing the extensive collection of Native American artifacts and memorabilia housed within it.The Shuler Theater and the El Raton Theatre are two of the town’s best community spaces, dedicated to preserving the arts and inspiring people to make magic on stage. Shuler Theater is an intimate performance space housed in a historic building, with fabulous acoustics and ambiance. The El Raton Theatre was one of the first movie houses, built with Art Deco style in the 1930s. This refurbished masterpiece now plays modern movies while retaining its old charm.Aside from the museums and nearby volcanic monuments, there are some other reasons to make your way to Raton. Dozens of celebrations and festivals happen in the area, like the Run to Raton Bike Rally and the International Balloon Rally. The hot air balloon festival is world famous, bringing in people from all around the world to ride and photograph these mesmerizing floating vehicles in all their amazing colors.


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

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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.

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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

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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.