We’re sharing the best Denver RV rentals with you today, plus tips on RVing in the Denver, Colorado area. An RV vacation in Colorado is always a good idea!
RVing in Denver, Colorado
We’ve spent quite a bit of time RVing in the Denver area in the summer, winter, and fall. Plus, we used to live there, so we’ve got the scoop on things to do, where to RV and the best time to do so.
RVing in Denver can be tricky. Why? Because finding an RV campground spot is fiercely competitive.
Out of all the times we’ve RV’d in this location, we’ve never stayed in Denver. We’ve always had to go about an hour outside the city to secure a spot, but we’ll get into all the tips and tricks for RVing in Denver down below.
First, let’s talk about renting an RV and why you might want to consider this form of travel.
Why Rent an RV?
We’ve covered all the benefits of renting an RV on our RV rentals post. But, we’ll give you a quick run-down here:
- It allows you to try before you buy – If you’ve been thinking about purchasing an RV, trying before you buy helps you figure out what you like and what you don’t
- Lower costs than owning – You don’t have to worry about storage or maintenance fees
- You can bring your pet (if the RV owner allows it) – Bring that pup with you and see just how much they’ll love the RV lifestyle
- All the comforts of home – It’s the best way to travel if you want all the comforts of home including a refrigerator, comfortable bed and linens, kitchen necessities, a TV, shower, toilet, etc.
- It can save you money on your vacation – For a family of four, RV travel is 20 – 63% less expensive than other types of vacations
As you can see, the benefits are pretty fantastic.
**Quick Side Note: We’ve been through the RV Rental process multiple times, and we’ve learned a thing or two that might be helpful for you. If you’re interested in making your first RV rental an enjoyable and pain-free experience, we highly recommend you check out these other RV Rental resources on our site also:
- RV Rental Tips and Printable Checklist
- 5 Things to Know Before Your RV Rental: Outdoorsy Review
- Travel Trailer Rental in 2020: What to Know
- Top 10 Yellowstone RV Rentals
- Top 10 RV Rentals in San Francisco, CA
And now, you’re ready to roll! Let’s get back to Denver.**
Are you ready to see what Denver, CO RV Rentals are available so you can see the Rocky Mountain state up close and persona? Here we go!
Top 10 Denver RV Rentals
One big question you might have is who to rent an RV from? Our company of choice is Outdoorsy. Why? Because we’ve met the Outdoorsy team personally and know they’re the real deal.
Outdoorsy wants to connect you with the outdoors and experiential travel, and so do we.
As you’ll see on their website, they put safety first, always. For you, that means industry-leading insurance protection, 24/7 roadside assistance, a dedicated support team and more.
Here are the top 10 RV rentals in Denver.
1. 2017 RUBY – [email protected] Max Teardrop
About this camper rental:
- Sleeps 2
- Equipped with a queen size bed, entertainment center including CD/DVD, radio, Bluetooth and TV, ceiling fan, AC, lots of storage
- Features an amazing star-gazing window
- The galley is packed full with a sink, two-burner stove, and Yeti cooler
This could be you!
We had a chance to tour one of these awesome little units at a recent RV show and as you can see, I kind of liked it. If you want a dry, safe and stylish spot to sleep and chill that will allow you to get out of town at the drop of a hat, this is just what you need.
2. 2018 Cruiser RV Radiance
About this Denver travel trailer rental:
- Sleeps 8
- Features 4 bunk beds, pull out couch and king sized master bed!
- This camper is loaded with all the basics to make your camping trip enjoyable!
- We have a BBQ grill and chairs as well
Have a peek inside.
This travel trailer has one of the features that I always liked as we were shopping the first time: the kitchen island. Those are very typical in fifth wheels but definitely harder to find in travel trailers. If the kitchen is your favorite space, this setup will treat you right.
3. 2016 Heartland Cyclone
About this Fifth Wheel rental:
- Sleeps 10
- This thing has it all from a nice kitchen and living room, master with bath attached
- 4 bunk beds in the garage area and a loft
- Includes the party deck as well
- 3 different awnings, generator and everything you need for you and 11 of your closest friends to enjoy a weekend outdoors!
Take a peek inside. There is so much room! And I guarantee your kids will be up in that loft in a heart beat. You’ll probably have to fight them out of there!
4. 2017 Forest River Rockwood 232ESP
About this pop up camper rental:
- Sleeps 6
- They offer delivery/set up and tear down/return for an additional fee
- Front deck for ATV or bikes
- Comes fully stocked with kitchen utensils, pots and pans, linens and a few board games
Here’s the floor plan.
You get a lot of bang for your buck in this easily towable unit. With all of that sleeping area plus the outdoor grill, you’ve got plenty to keep everyone comfy.
5. 2004 Holiday Rambler Admiral
About this motor home rental:
- Sleeps 6
- Fully stocked with all the gear you would need for your next camping trip
- Equipped with Leveling Jacks, Generator, TVs and Appliances
- Pet friendly
A comfy couch and chair for relaxing…
When you step into one of these older Class As, you realize that they really did some things right back then. Units continue to upgrade these days in many ways, but these classics have a little something you just can’t quite put into words.
6. 2017 Jeep Wrangler 2-Door Willys Wheeler
If you’re wanting simplicity and to travel off the beaten path, overlanding in this sweet Jeep set-up might be what you’re looking for.
About this Jeep rental:
- Sleeps 2
- Private Gobi combines key off-roading components with classic styling
- Small but mighty, this is the perfect 4×4 vehicle to ride into the mountains or cruise around town
Here’s what it looks like with the rooftop tent closed.
Ultimate portability and easy setup and tear down with this beauty will get you into every nook and cranny where you can explore till the cows come home!
7. 2019 Thor Outlaw Class C Toy Hauler
About this Denver Motor Home Rental:
- Sleeps 8
- Features expansive garage and ultra-flexible living space
- Free hospitality package: 4 Camp Chairs, Playing Cards, Matches, Toilet Paper, Toilet Chemical, Entry Rug, Broom and Dust Pan, Bucket w/ Cleaning Wipes, Waste Basket, Fly Swatter, Water Hose, Dump Hose, TV(s) & DVD Player, Miles (100 FREE/ Night), Generator (3 FREE Hrs. / Night)
Check out the floor plan and a peek inside.
This toy hauler layout gives you ultimate flexibility between storage area and additional sleeping space. And that patio deck is what you will normally see in a large fifth wheel, so it’s a great feature in this manageable sized unit!
8. 2019 Thor Vegas Class A w/ 2 slides – 27A
About this motorhome rental:
- Sleeps 8
- Smaller in size than your typical Class A, and smoother to drive than other types of motorhomes
- The inside is still spacious enough to accommodate the whole family
- Pet friendly
Take a peek inside and at the floor plan.
A Class A isn’t necessarily my first choice, but if I did go that route I’m pretty sure it would be a sleek little 27 footer like this. Lots to love here.
9. 2006 Forest River Sunseeker
This motorhome is appropriately named ‘Casper’.
About Casper the friendly RV:
- Sleeps 6
- Features a beautifully remodeled interior
- Sleeps 6-8: 2 in the queen bedroom, 2 in bed above cab, one (maybe 2 kids) each on jackknife couch and dinette bed
- Includes the basics for cooking in the kitchen, dinnerware, etc.
- Also can include fold out chairs, gas grill, tables, ladder golf, yard games etc. as additional extras.
Have a peek inside the beautifully remodeled kitchen!
It’s always great to have that double sink available to make cleanup a snap in the kitchen!
10. 2001 Gulf Stream Conquest
About this Denver, CO RV Rental:
- Sleeps 6
- This RV features many fantastic reviews like this one: “We were more than thrilled with our vacation in Alan’s RV. First – he is so nice and very easy to communicate with, gave a great intro to the RV, and made us feel very comfortable before we drove away. The RV drives great, smooth, is comfortable, and gets pretty good gas mileage.”
Have a peek inside.
Sure, the colors are a little outdated and such, but it sure has everything you are going to need on the open road. Nothing to complain about here.
Would you like to do more searching for your perfect Denver, CO RV rental? Use the search bar below to filter by the date, RV type, and length.
Tips for RVing in Denver, CO
Booking an RV Park
As I mentioned above, we struggled with trying to find an RV park actually in Denver. Most of the Denver RV parks have very limited space, are booked solid or have mostly full-time stationary tenants.
To solve this problem, we’ve parked in our family’s driveway, parked in our friends’ yard for three weeks and booked RV parks 45 minutes to an hour outside the city.
This was our sweet set-up about an hour outside of Denver at our friend’s house
We stayed at the Jellystone RV Resort in Larkspur at Christmas and given that it was winter, it was a ghost town with plenty of spots open. This is one of the cabins you can rent. And yes, it snowed while we were there. A LOT.
We’ve heard that this is a happening spot and a great place to stay in the spring and summer. The staff was incredibly friendly and very accommodating when we had to leave our RV for a few days while the pipes thawed out. Good times were had by all.
Choose The Time of Year Wisely
This is obviously a given and RVing in Colorado is seasonal. Not everyone is as, um, smart as we are and RVs there in the winter. We’ve also been there in the fall and had a chance to watch the leaves change. That was incredible, but guess what…it snowed.
The weather in the Denver area during spring and summer is next to perfect. The days usually aren’t too warm, the sun shines a lot (around 300 days a year!) and there are so many outdoor activities to do to keep everyone busy.
Realize You’ll Probably Do A Lot of Driving
There is so much to see and do in the great state of Colorado and the Denver area. From parks and hiking spots to exploring mountain towns.
If you make the Denver area your basecamp, just know you’ll be doing quite a bit of driving to see the attractions.
Here are a few we highly recommend checking out:
- The Denver Zoo
- Denver Botanic Gardens
- See a concert at Red Rocks
- Shop and dine at the 16th Street Mall
- Tour the United States Mint
- Try out the ropes course at Treetop Adventure Park in Bailey, CO – Read about our experience here
- Rocky Mountain National Park & Estes Park (about an hour and a half from Denver) – We also highly recommend RVing in Estes Park. We’ve done it twice and will definitely be going back
- Visit Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs (about an hour and a half from Denver)
- Check out our post on the best outdoor activities in Colorado for every season
Denver is the perfect basecamp for an RVing vacation. We hope the Denver RV rentals we featured help get you excited about the possibilities and find the perfect vehicle for your RV trip.
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Julie Bonner is one-half of the TREKKN team. She specializes in helping you whip up delicious meals in your tiny RV kitchen, as well as RV organization tips and helping fellow RVers make their RV feel like home. Her favorite RVing spot is in Banff National Park in Canada where yes, the water really is that blue and the people really are that nice.