State Parks near Grand Junction, CO

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Arches National Park, UT

90 RV rentals

Arches National Park got its name from the 2,000-plus natural sandstone arches that grace its landscape. The park also boasts unique geological features like balanced boulders and towering pinnacles. This is a treasure trove of natural beauty, so search for an RV in Grand County for an unforgettable Arches adventure. Arches National Park is north of Moab and has the Colorado River as a natural border to the southeast.

When visiting Arches National Park, find RV rentals in nearby Moab and plan on touring some of the breathtaking sights near the park. Canyonlands National Park is only a short distance to the west. Dead Horse Point State Park borders Canyonlands National Park on the northeast corner and would be a …

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO

215 RV rentals

Peeking deep into the marbled walls of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison is an otherworldly experience. This 30,000-acre national park, 70 miles southeast of Grand Junction, is just one of Colorado’s many treasured landscapes. It offers some great, no-frills RV camping and you can search for an RV in Montrose County to start the adventure. If you love adrenaline, this is the perfect place to visit for kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.

Black Canyon got its name from the 2,000-foot deep canyon that only receives a half hour of sunlight each day in some places. It’s one of the younger national parks, established in 1999, but is home to some of the oldest exposed rock in the world. …

Canyonlands National Park, UT

89 RV rentals

Tucked away in southeastern Utah, Canyonlands National Park is a region of dramatic and colorful scenery. Immense canyons, imposing mesas, and impressive spires dot the Earth here, with myriad unique attractions carved out of the landscape by the Green and Colorado Rivers.

Located a short drive southwest of Moab, this 527-square-mile park has four separate areas, each of which offers its own unique RV camping experiences. If you’re planning on exploring the park in a motorhome, search for an RV in San Juan County, or in Wayne, Garfield, or Grand County, and get ready for a journey you’ll never forget.

Colorado National Monument, CO

113 RV rentals

Colorado National Monument is located near the small town of Fruita, Colorado, in the far western portion of the state. The nearest larger town is Grand Junction, at less than 15 miles to the east, while Denver, the state's capital, is about 250 miles to the east. In contrast, the border the state shares with neighboring Utah is only about 20 miles to the west.

This portion of Colorado is quite arid, consisting mostly of dry, open scrubland. You will also find several rocky, rugged canyons, some of which were cut by the mighty, Colorado River, herself. Fruita and Grand Junction are some of the larger towns found locally, so in addition to the many recreational activities …

Dead Horse Point State Park, UT

90 RV rentals

Set against the backdrop of a harsh and dramatic landscape, Dead Horse Point State Park offers some of the most unique and memorable scenery on offer anywhere in the United States. Located 45 minutes southwest of Moab in southeastern Utah, this 5,362-acre high desert park sits some 2,000 feet above the Colorado River.

It features imposing cliffs, vibrant colors, and fascinating geological formations, as well as excellent hiking and mountain biking trails. Best of all, the park offers two RV campgrounds and is generally much quieter than nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

Let's take a closer look at what there is to see and do in Dead Horse Point State Park, and where you should set up camp in …

Dinosaur National Monument, UT

27 RV rentals

Dinosaur National Monument is located just east of Vernal, UT, in the far northeast corner of the state. The park actually spans the state border that Utah shares with neighboring Colorado, to the east. This is a very rural part of the country. The nearest larger town is Grand Junction, CO, located around 100 miles to the southeast while the nearest larger city is the state's capital, Salt Lake City, at over 250 miles to the west.

This part of Utah is comprised of desert land covered in scrub brush and rugged, red rock canyons. This is a great place for people who love the outdoors, with hiking, camping, fishing options, picnic spots, and scenic drives available. …

Goblin Valley State Park, UT

32 RV rentals

Utah is known for its unique landscape, and Goblin Valley State Park is near the top of that “unique landscape” list. Sandstone pillars of all sizes and shapes resembling castles, mushrooms, and totem poles dot the three-square-mile Goblin Valley. It doesn’t look like anything else found on Earth, which is why it’s used for science fiction movies to represent faraway worlds. The valley was a marine tidal zone almost 200 million years ago and held sand dunes, beaches, and ocean floors. Variations in the sandstone hardness caused the unique wind and water erosion patterns that visitors come to see today.

Camping at Goblin Valley State Park can feel desolate, and that may be what you’re after. The park is near …

Green River State Park, UT

86 RV rentals

Located in the town of Green River, and along the west bank of the Green River, Green River State Park covers 53 acres of flat fields interspersed with cottonwood trees. It’s a pleasant space to spend time in the shade of the trees reading a book or as a starting point for a boating expedition along the river.

With easy access to Green River, boating and fishing are very popular outdoor activities in the park. There is a golf course, a campground, and bird-watching opportunities to enjoy. The terrain here is mountainous, and the park is situated at an elevation of over 4,500 feet. Keep this in mind if camping with an RV in spring or autumn, when the temperatures …

Highline Lake State Park, CO

108 RV rentals

Highline Lake State Park lies in western Colorado, not far from the towns and cities of Grand Junction, Fruita, and Rifle. Found along the shores of Highline Lake, Highline Lake State Park is an oasis in the desert and a recreational epicenter to everyone in the Grand Valley area. Coming from miles around, lovers of the outdoors seek Highline Lake State Park for its excellent fishing, boating, and for its closeness to hiker’s paradises such as the McInnis Canyons. This long list of recreation possibilities combined with the park’s fantastic facilities makes Highline Lake State Park the perfect place to take an RV rental. Navigating your way to Highline Lake State Park with a rental RV is …

James M. Robb Colorado River State Park, CO

111 RV rentals

Located in Colorado’s Western Slope, and when you book an RV in Mesa County, you’ll be able to explore the James M. Robb Colorado River State Park, in addition to others located along the same river. This state park covers nearly 900 acres and was established in 1994, with five specific sections of the park providing access to the Colorado River. The park is named after James M. Robb, who was a civic leader and all-around champion of state parks.

RV camping at James M. Robb Colorado River State Park is a fantastic way to explore this part of Colorado, which is often overlooked as it is so far from Denver and the front range of the Rocky Mountains. This …

Mancos State Park, CO

87 RV rentals

About 50 minutes away from the tribal city of Towaoc and half an hour away from the small town of Cortez, Mancos State Park lies comfortably in the San Juan Mountain range. Inhabited by Anasazi Native Americans until the 14th century, the land was soon overtaken by the Spaniards from the 17th to the 19th centuries. When the park became a popular site for recreation, it was established as a state park in 1987. Offering an enjoyable climate throughout the summer, the park is a prime place to go hiking, biking, boating, and fishing. Open year-round, the park offers a variety of activities during the winter months, from snowshoeing to cross-country skiing.

Set inside a Ponderosa pine forest at …

Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness, CO

190 RV rentals

Although the Maroon Bells and Snowmass Mountains in Colorado were contained within the White River National Forest and Gunnison National Forest, they didn’t have protection from commercial operations until 1964 when the Wilderness Act was passed. This granted them some extra protection, preserving the pristine wilderness for decades to come. The region was visited by miners searching for silver in the 1880s, but it didn’t truly take off as a tourist destination until the nearby Aspen ski resort was built in the 1950s. Today, around 300,000 people visit Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness annually.

The closest town is Snowmass, which is a bustling town centered around skiing and outdoor recreation. There are several boutique shops and restaurants, and of course, …

Red Fleet State Park, UT

19 RV rentals

Red Fleet State Park is on the eastern side of Utah, far from Salt Lake City. This state park, which covers more than 750 acres, is known for its fossil trackway of dinosaur footprints. When you book an RV in Uintah County, it should be relatively easy to camp with an RV at Red Fleet State Park. Although the park is a bit secluded, nearby towns like Vernal offer modern amenities, while huge natural features like Ashley National Forest offer an escape into nature.

Red Fleet State Park sits at just over a mile in elevation and was established in 1988. The park is situated immediately south of the Uinta Mountains, in the northeast corner of Utah, and …