RV Trip Planning: Visiting Colorado in the summer

Colorado may be a popular winter vacation spot, but the state also has plenty to offer for those seeking fun summertime RV destinations. There are many different music festivals, fairs, rodeos and other events across the Rocky Mountain State that are sure to suit travelers of all ages. These attractions are a great basis for a Colorado vacation, and there are many different sights all around the state that can spice up the trip to and from the festivals.

Mesa Verde cliff dwellings

The Mesa Verde National Park is a great location for RV travelers to stop by on their vacations. This area is one of natural beauty and historical significance. Here, there are nearly 5,000 archeological sites that offer insight into the lives of Pueblo people who lived in the area for about 700 years, from the year 600 through 1300, according to the National Park Service. There are about 600 well-preserved cliff dwellings in this park for visitors to explore. Travelers can spend the day in this park and then head to any number of nearby RV campgrounds and resorts. The park itself offers many different campsites specifically for RVers, including 15 locations will full hookups.

Live Music Every Sunday at Trimble Hot Springs

When travelers visit Mesa Verde, they might find they want to stay in the area to get a feel for the local culture. Every Sunday in Durango, just south of the national park, locals and visitors get together for Summer of Sundays Music on the Lawn at Trimble Hot Springs. The weekly concerts are free to attend when guests visit the natural hot springs. They can spend the day relaxing at the spa and then groove all night to the sounds of local musicians.

Take a chance on the Million Dollar Highway

In western Colorado, there is a stretch of U.S. Route 550 known to locals as the Million Dollar Highway. The 12-mile road winds through the Uncompahgre Gorge in the Rocky Mountains. In the summer, the road is wide enough for RVs to pass through, but the road is narrow and known for its precarious location right along the edge of steep cliffs. This adventurous road may not be the best bet for those who are faint of heart or relatively new to driving RVs.