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6 Best RV Campgrounds Near Colorado Springs, Colorado

by Kristen Arendt
Updated September 24, 2021

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Home to parks, trails, mountains, fine dining, breweries, and a hip art scene, Colorado Springs is a great destination for locals and tourists alike and is a prime spot for a vacation in your rolling home-away-from-home.

If you’re looking for a spot to set up your RV for a long weekend or even an entire summer, this foothills city combines on-the-town amenities with outstanding mountain access. The Springs has a wide variety of activities to choose from, and you can pick something to make everyone in your group a happy camper.

Looking for fun for the kids? An afternoon hand-feeding the giraffes at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is sure to be memorable for your little ones. In search of an adrenaline rush for the teens? Take them zip-lining at Royal Gorge. Want a solid workout with epic views to brag about on the ‘gram? Tackle the lung-busting and leg-burning Manitou Incline. Desirous of some serious scenery and a Colorado Rocky Mountain high? Drive up Pikes Peak Highway for some out-of-this-world scenery from the top of a 14er.

And of course, if you just want a day to kick back and relax, these RV campgrounds boast some of the best scenery of the area — from the towering peaks to the stunning red rock formations of the foothills. These six Colorado Springs RV campgrounds are the best spots to set up shop for all your camping adventures.

Related read: 10 Best Hikes in Colorado for Getting Out into Nature

1. Garden of the Gods RV Resort

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Why you should stay: The perfect basecamp with five-star Pikes Peak mountain views.

  • Reservations: Yes
  • Rates: $114/night and up
  • Hookups: Full hookups, 30/50 AMP
  • Number of RV Sites: 180+ sites

It’s not often that every site in the campground has five-star views, but at Garden of the Gods RV Resort, almost all of the RV sites get a glimpse of Pikes Peak from one angle or another. If it’s natural ambiance you’re after, this RV campground is hard to beat. Plus with its stellar location, you are minutes from all the activities of the area including taking a hike under the iconic rock formations of Garden of the Gods.

Plus, the resort has loads of other amenities including five RV site choices: Standard, Deluxe back-ins, Poolside back-ins, Premium, and Executive pull-throughs. All five choices have plenty of room for even the largest motorhomes.

The manicured grounds are well-kept, and you have access to all of the resort-style amenities including swimming pools, showers, laundry facilities, a TV lounge, and complimentary wifi. Kids will love the on-grounds playground and arcade. Furry kids can enjoy a romp at the bark park.

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2. Pikes Peak RV Park

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Why you should stay: A peaceful spot within walking distance of downtown Manitou Springs.

  • Reservations: Yes
  • Rates: $90/night and up
  • Hookups: Full hookups, 30/50 AMP
  • Number of RV Sites: 64 sites

Located on the western edge of Colorado Springs, the historic burb of Manitou Springs is conveniently close to Garden of the Gods and has its own charming downtown to explore. The Pikes Peak RV Park is set just to the west of Old Colorado City and offers a fabulous jumping-off point for the Manitou area attractions including the Cave of the Winds and Rainbow Falls.

The location is shaded and relatively peaceful, considering that you are right along the main drag. The large trees and the small creek that runs through the property give the impression that you are further from civilization than you really are.

Pikes Peak RV Park offers full hookups and back-in sites. Be aware that there are no pull-throughs and larger motorhomes with slides might find some of the spots are tight. In addition to a laundry room, picnic area, restrooms, showers, and complimentary wifi, the park also has a dog run and a small park for children so the entire family can make themselves at home.

This isn’t the biggest Colorado Springs RV park or the one with the most amenities or the five-star scenic location, so don’t expect a resort-like experience. But if you’re looking for a conveniently located jumping-off point for some around-town adventures, this campground will fit the bill.

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3. Golden Eagle Campground

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Why you should stay: Modern amenities in a backcountry setting.

  • Reservations: Yes
  • Rates: $40 for partial / $55 and up for full
  • Hookups: Full and partial hookups, 30/50 AMP
  • Number of RV Sites: 200 sites

Family-owned since 1961, the Golden Eagle Campground is a picturesque ranch located on the south side of Colorado Springs. With over 200 campsites for RVs and trailers, you have a good selection whether you are looking for a pull-through site with full hookups or a slightly smaller site with just electric and water. Touted as having great modern amenities (like free wifi) in an outstanding mountain setting, this RV campground has been thoughtfully laid out to give you the best of both worlds.

During your stay, you will have access to two restrooms with showers, an onsite gift shop and convenience store, as well as two covered pavilions, which are great if you’re planning a group get-together or family BBQ. The kid-friendly campground has a playground and fishing ponds stocked with trout. Even if you aren’t fishing, pulling up a camp chair alongside the shore is a great way to spend the afternoon. And be sure to bring the s’mores stuff as each site has a campfire ring for a crackling campfire in the evening.

Additionally, the campground offers access to 12-miles of hiking trails ranging in difficulty from short, easy strolls to more difficult outings which should give everyone from the kids to the grandparents some quality time in nature. If you’re looking for an RV campground that is close to Colorado Springs but has a true Colorado mountain feel, Golden Eagle Campground is the little slice of mountain heaven where you can pull up your RV and stay awhile.

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4. Cheyenne Mountain State Park Campground

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Why you should stay: A prairie-to-peaks wilderness paradise with all the comforts of home.

  • Reservations: Yes
  • Rates: $41 and up
  • Hookups: Full and partial hookups, 20/30/50 AMP
  • Number of RV Sites: 51 sites

Open year-round, the well-maintained campgrounds at Cheyenne Mountain State Park give you access to over 27 miles of outstanding hiking and biking trails. The 51 RV sites are scenic in their own right and have all the amenities you could want, including a picnic table, water hydrant, and fire ring. There are several large pull-through sites as well as some more secluded back-in sites to choose from.

During peak season (mid-April to mid-October), you’ll also have access to coin-operated showers, laundry, and a playground and activity room for the family. And from your basecamp, you’ll have your pick of park activities from hitting up the archery range to taking a guided wildflower hike. On-leash pets are allowed in the campground and can also take a hike with you on several of the park’s dog-friendly trails.

Due to the state park’s prime location in the foothills of the Front Range, you will have a good chance of spotting local wildlife including mule deer, elk, and wild turkey. Black bears are also common in the area so be sure to practice “bear aware” safety and clean-up around your campsite and utilize the bear-proof garbage cans on site.

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5. Falcon Meadow RV Campground

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Why you should stay: A rural, high plains campground catering to family campers.

  • Reservations: Yes
  • Rates: $36 for partial / $40 for full
  • Hookups: Full or partial hookups, 30/50 AMP
  • Number of RV Sites: 45 sites

Located to the northeast of Colorado Springs, the Falcon Meadow RV Campground trades the Rocky Mountain setting for equally scenic eastern Colorado grasslands. And don’t worry, you can still see the mountains from the campground, which actually gives you an impressive vantage point of Pikes Peak from a distance.

This RV park is located just off Hwy 24 making it easy to access with a large RV but is adjacent to a 20,000-acre ranch so you’ll feel like you are far away from civilization. The campground has large, pull-through sites with full hook-ups for the big rigs as well as smaller trailer and tent sites. There are some trees and grassy areas as well as picnic tables at most sites.

On-property amenities include a convenience store with gas pumps, free wifi, restroom, showers, laundry, and a rec room. There is a central fire pit and plenty of open space for well-behaved kids and pups to roam.

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6. Foot of the Rockies RV Park

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Why you should stay: Budget-friendly accommodations with access to the best of downtown Colorado Springs.

  • Reservations: Yes
  • Rates: $52 and up
  • Hookups: Full, 20/30/50 AMP
  • Number of RV Sites: 65 sites

The Foot of the Rockies RV Park is a small RV park and storage facility located directly west of downtown Colorado Springs. Great for a longer-term stay, the resort offers laundry, city water and sewer hookups, and free wifi. With several oversized RV spots, the resort can accommodate larger motorhomes.

Don’t expect a ton of privacy or a lot of shade as the RV spots are cozy and the park is mainly a gravel lot with paved access roads. That being said, what you trade in privacy you gain in access to the local amenities as you are under a 15-minute drive from Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Seven Falls, and all the restaurants, breweries, and activities of downtown Colorado Springs.

Though this isn’t the fanciest or most scenic RV park in town, it has a nice backdrop and all the basics needed for a comfortable stay. If you’re happy with a no-frills, budget-friendly RV campground in a great location, the Foot of the Rockies RV resort should do the trick.

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