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The Best RV Parks in Vail CO

Welcome to ThinkVail – we hope you find this article about RV Parks in Vail, CO helpful.

Whether you’re planning a long trip or just getting away from it all for the weekend, an RV camping experience to the Vail valley is the perfect escape.  Without the hassle of tents and cumbersome camping gear, you can basically sleep with all the comforts of home. Your RV is the perfect basecamp for Colorado adventures like rafting, horseback riding and hiking in the summer, skiing and snowmobiling in the winter or leaf peeping in the autumn.

Vail, Colorado is a hot spot for RV road trips and is a popular year-round destination.  It can also be a very affordable way to see all Colorado has to offer.  Get ready to enjoy breathtaking scenery, tons of wildlife, pristine landscapes and challenging activities at every turn.

Here is a list of eleven local RV parks or campgrounds that allow recreational vehicles to help you map out your RV trip to Vail, Colorado and insure a successful trip.


Who Stays at Colorado RV Parks

RV parks are a great place to spend the night and utilize the amenities that the campground offers. They are also a perfect, affordable base camp for your Colorado adventures. RV parks are ideal for

  • Families. RV parks with amenities like hiking trails, game rooms, and playgrounds, are great for families.
  • Vacationers. Couples, Solo Adventurers.
  • Long-Term Travelers who work remotely on the road. Working on the road will require electricity to power devices like computers, and internet access via WiFi.
  • Retired Travelers who are staying for a month, a season, or year round.
  • Permanent RV Residents, people who find it more affordable and convenient to live permanently in a local RV park.

What to Expect at Vail RV Parks

There are not many dedicated RV parks in the Vail Valley, most are campgrounds that allow both tent campers and RVers to share available sites. The vibe here is all about getting back to nature while getting away from it all, so be prepared for boondocking or tailgating, which means RV sites that do not enjoy all the hookups found at a dedicated RV park like electricity, water or sewer.

Also keep in mind that in the Vail area, many campsites are located on National Forest, in National or State Parks or on BLM areas. These campgrounds may have “quiet times” when generators are not allowed, and these times vary. Also if it is high wildfire conditions there may be more restrictions so be sure to check with the local ranger for up-to-date details.

However, there are some full-service RV parks including River Dance RV Resort, Glenwood Canyon Resort RV Park, 4 Eagle Ranch and Tiger Run RV Resort that will make your RV experience so much easier and convenient.

Remember, there are not many RV spaces available in the Vail valley or surrounding areas so make sure you make reservations early because campsites fill up FAST.

This must be particularly emphasized if you have a larger RV vehicle as the number of options for RVs over 35 ft in length are considerably less.


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RV Parks in Vail, Colorado


Gore Creek Campground

Location: Gore Creek Campground is six miles east of Vail, Colorado

Seasonal: Open May – October

RV Sites Details:

  • Parking spurs for campsites are up to 35 feet long. But not all are this big and RVs longer than this would not fit in this campground.
  • No Electricity, No Water, No Hook Ups
  • Sites are gravel and generally not level
  • Cell Service is available

Description:
Small campsites situated at 8,700 feet in elevation and centrally located for recreation and adventure in the beautiful 2.3 million acre White River National Forest. The campground offers 16 back-in sites and eight walk-in tent sites. There are four, clean handicapped accessible bathrooms. Reservations recommended as this campsite fills up quickly but some sites are first come first served. This is really the only campsite that is in the town of Vail and the next closet would be in Wolcott or Breckenridge. The Gore Creek Campground is situated in a beautiful canyon, nestled in the forest just steps to Gore Creek and only a half mile away from the I-70 Interstate. Lots of wildlife in the area including mule deer, elk, black bear and bighorn sheep

Amenities:

  • Managed by the USFS
  • Amphitheater
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Fire Pit
  • Food Locker
  • Picnic Table

Directions:
Travel east on I-70 to Exit 180 to East Vail. Turn right and follow the south frontage road (Bighorn Road) east to the road closure gate, about 2 miles. The campground is on the left just before the gate.

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River Dance RV Resort

Location: River Dance RV Resort is located in Gypsum, 30 miles west of Vail, Colorado

Open Year-Round

RV Sites Details:

  • 42 pull through RV sites
  • Gravel Site Pads that may not be level
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Narrow interior roads
  • Dump station
  • Big Rig access

Description:

One of the few dedicated RV parks in the Vail valley is located right off the I-70 Interstate in the high desert area between Gypsum and Dotsero. It has lovely views and is close to the river but it is a no frills RV park that is a good base for adventures in Vail Colorado

Amenities

  • Pets Allowed
  • Tent Camping
  • Kid Friendly
  • Cell Service is Available
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Picnic Tables

Directions:
From Junction of I-70 & Gypsum Rd (exit #140), head South 0.1 mile on Gypsum Rd to South Frontage Road, W 2.5 mi (L)

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Wolcott Campground

Location: Wolcott Campground is located in Wolcott, 22 miles west of Vail, Colorado

Seasonal Open from Mid May- Mid November

RV Sites Details:

  • 6 sites
  • Maximum RV length is 35 ft
  • Accepts Big Rigs
  • No Electricity

Description:
Wolcott Campground is a small public campground sits at 6,930 ft in elevation and is readily accessible from Interstate Highway 70 west. It is located right on the Eagle River and is surrounded by trees, steep, dramatic cliffs, and is visited by ducks, geese, blue heron, bald eagles and other raptors. This camp ground boasts world-class rock climbing and bouldering

Amenities:

  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
  • Toilets
  • Boat launch
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bouldering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Rafting/Kayaking

Directions:
Traveling on I-70 take Exit 157 Wolcott. Head north, taking a left on Highway 6. The campground is 1 mile on your right. About 9 miles East of Eagle

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4 Eagle Ranch

Location: 4 Eagle Ranch is located in Wolcott, 22 miles west of Vail, Colorado

Open Year Round

RV Sites Details:

  • Power available 30 amp
  • RV spots available with and without power
  • No water or dumping at this site

Description:
4 Eagle ranch is  an authentic, historic working ranch that  boasts beautiful high mountain alpine meadows and gorgeous views of majestic mountains but is only minutes away from Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado. Park your RV here and enjoy a variety of ranch activities and adventures.

Amenities:

  • RV parking available at 4 Eagle Ranch, offering beautiful views of the Sawatch Mountain Range and along Alkali Creek.
  • Shower houses and restrooms are also available.
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fire Pit
  • Shower houses and restrooms are available.
  • Kid friendly
  • Cell Service available
  • Offers onsite activities including horseback riding, zip lining, ATV tours and wine tastings

Directions

From Vail or Beaver Creek Travel West on Interstate 70 to Exit 157 (Wolcott Exit). Follow Highway 131 North (Towards Steamboat Springs).4 Eagle Ranch is Located on the Right at Mile Marker 4.

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Sylvan Lake State Park

Location: Sylvan Lake is located in Eagle, 46 miles west of Vail, Colorado

Open Year Round

RV Sites Details:

  • State Park Dump Station
  • 40 Gravel Sites
  • No Hookups
  • 28 Pull-thru sites sized 12 x 36
  • Some Back-ins 12 x 40
  • Maximum RV length is 40 ft
  • There is room for Slide-outs
  • Maximum Stay is 14 days
  • No motorized boats allowed

Description:

A popular destination in the summer but open all year round. This State Park is encompasses beautiful 42-acre Sylvan Lake, old growth pine forests and beautiful mountain views. Perfect for picnickers, canoeists, paddle boarders, fisherman and anyone who enjoys the outdoors.

Amenities:

  • 12 Restrooms with flush toilets
  • Showers
  • Drinking water
  • Pet friendly
  • Good gravel roads
  • Firewood onsite
  • Nature trails

Directions

From Jct of I-70 & Eagle exit (#147), S 1 mi on Main St to West Brush Creek Road, head South 16 miles the road becomes unpaved – stay right at the fork (R) Entrance fee required.

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Yeoman Park Campground

Location: Yeoman Park campground is located in Eagle, CO. 47 miles west of Vail, Colorado

Seasonal Open June thru October

RV Sites Details:

  • No water
  • No hookups
  • 18 sites can accommodate RV’s 15-30 feet long
  • 6 sites can accommodate vehicles longer than 30 ft.
  • No trash service

Description:
Located at 9,000 ft, elevation, Yeoman Park campground hugs the edge of a wetland meadow near Brush Creek and enjoys a mature spruce forest. There are beautiful views of Craig peak and trails into Holy Cross Wilderness

Amenities:

  • 3 Vaulted toilets
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Fishing platform near park entrance

Directions:

From I-70 exit 147 for Eagle, turn south on Eby Creek Rd to the Route 6 roundabout. At roundabout, turn right (west) on Route 6/Grand Ave and travel 0.8 miles to next roundabout.
At this roundabout, take the third right onto Sylvan Lake Road.
Continue 1.6 miles and take a right on Brush Creek Road.
Follow Brush Creek Rd for roughly 9 miles to the fork of East and West Brush Creek.
Turn left onto East Brush Creek Rd., FDR 415 and drive 6 miles to Yeoman Park.

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Fulford Cave Campground

Location: located in Eagle 48 miles west of Vail, Colorado

Seasonal Open May/June thru October

RV Sites Details

  • Only 1 site can accommodate a vehicle up to 25 feet long.
  • No water
  • First Come, First Serve
  • Operated by Forest Service

Description:
This small campground is located at 9,000 ft in elevation and sits in a sparse stand of young aspen, spruce and fir, near an active beaver pond and East Brush Creek. From this high location, there are nice views of Yeoman Park below. Perfect place to explore the nearby Fulford Cave

Amenities:

  • 1 Vault toilet
  • Spelunking, Fulford cave is less than 1 mile from the campground
  • Hiking trails

Directions:
From Eagle, CO follow the Brush Creek Road 10 miles south of Eagle; turn left on the East Brush Creek, FDR 415 and drive 7 miles southeast. The last mile on FDR 415 to the campground is a narrow and rough rocky road.

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Deep Lake Campground

Location: Deep lake Campground is located in Gypsum 63 miles west of Vail, Colorado

Seasonal Open July- thru September

RV Sites Details:

  • 35 sites
  • Level gravel driveways
  • Can generally accommodate RVs under 35 feet in length.
  • Motorized boats prohibited

Description:
This large, popular, campground is situated in Gypsum at an elevation of 10,580 feet. Deep Lake Campground is on the east side of 37 acre Deep Lake nestled in a lovely sub alpine meadow and sparse spruce/fir forest, the campground has nice views of the lake

Amenities:

  • 3 Vault Toilets
  • Picnic Tables
  • Fire rings
  • Grills
  • Fishing
  • Non-motorized boating
  • 5 Lakeside Campsites

Directions:
From Eagle, CO travel 13 miles west I-70 to the Dotsero, CO exit and follow the signs for Sweetwater/Burns by turning north, right, onto the Colorado River Rd. Stay on this road for 1 3/4 miles and then turn left onto Coffee Pot Springs Rd., FDR 600. Follow this road for 29 miles to the campground.

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Glenwood Canyon Resort

Location: Glenwood Canyon Resort is located 59 miles west of Vail, Colorado

Open Year Round

RV Sites Details:

  • 32 RV Camping Sites
  • Offering a variety of RV sites
  • Water & Electric Hookups
  • The larger pull-through campsites offer sewer service as well

Description:

Glenwood Canyon Resort can accommodate the largest RV’s. Located just minutes from Glenwood Springs with full hook-up site with water, sewer and electric service, picnic table and fabulous views of Glenwood Canyon! Convenient location just 2 miles east of Glenwood Springs. A great base camp for your Colorado adventures!

Amenities:

  • Riverfront site with stunning views
  • Full hook-ups with water, sewer and 50amp electric service
  • Restrooms
  • Shower Facilities
  • Fire Pits
  • Picnic Tables
  • Recreation facility with video games and pool tables
  • On-site laundromat
  • Reservations are reccommended
  • Access to private boat ramp
  • Bar & Grill on site
  • Free shuttle service to town
  • Activity center on site offering rafting, zip lining, high ropes course, kayaking
  • Just steps from the Glenwood Canyon Recreational Trail
  • Just minutes from Hanging Lake or Glenwood Springs
  • WiFi Hotspot available
  • Playground on property
  • Pet-friendly

Directions:
Go to Glenwood Canyon at the Junction of I-70 & No Name (Exit #119), S side of exit (E)

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Red Mountain RV Park

Location: Red Mountain RV park is located in Kremmling 67 miles North of Vail, Colorado

Open Year Round

RV Sites Details:

  • Large pull – thru RV sites
  • Full Hookups: water, sewer, electric
  • 50 amp available for RVs
  • RV Dump Station
  • RV & Boat Storage
  • Gravel pads and driveways

Description:
A family-run, full-service campground that is very convenient to Summit County and Grand County. It offers a wide range of recreation including ATVing, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting and summer adventures.

Amenities:

  • WiFi Internet Access
  • Propane
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Playground
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Tents welcome
  • Limited Cell Phone Coverage

Directions:
Located on the east side of Kremmling, 1 mile east of the junction of Hwy 9 and Hwy 40.

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Tiger Run Resort

Location: Tiger Run Resort is located in Breckenridge, CO 31 miles east of Vail, Colorado

Open Year Round

RV Sites Details:

  • 30/50 amp Electric Service
  • Water Hook Up
  • Sewer Service
  • Level concrete pad to park your RV on
  • Sites can accommodate larger RV camping vehicles up to 70 ft. in length
  • Variety of different types of sites based on RV size
  • Each site has a grassy area
  • Heated water risers

Description:
Tiger Run Resort is a secure, convenient RV park located between Frisco and Breckenridge that offers lots of services and amenities with lots of room to roam.

Amenities:

  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Cable Television Service
  • Picnic Tables
  • Recreation center featuring a swimming pool, hot tub, a video game room and a lounge.
  • Reservations are Required
  • Free Wi-Fi service
  • Dog park

Directions:
Take exit #203 for CO-9 S toward Frisco/Breckenridge and go 0.2 miles. At the traffic circle, take the 4th exit onto CO-9 South and go 6.4 miles till you reach 85 Revette Dr

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Comments RV in the mountains

What’s your favorite RV park in Vail, Colorado? Do you like 5-star amenities or Boondoggling? What’s your favorite aspect of RVing? Please tell us your stories and adventures of RVing, we would love to hear them. Thanks for reading.


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12 Comments

  • Jim

    WOW!! You guys have some fantastic RV parks available. I found your article extremely interesting. I live in Australia, and am coming to the United States for an extended tour.  I will be spending 5  months next year travelling across the US, mostly in a huge RV. I am planning my route and since reading your article and checking out your ThinkVail website have decided that this area must go on the list.  Since I am travelling in a big rig my options are more limited but I am really interested in Tiger Run in Breckenridge and Glenwood Canyon Resort.  From these two parks I should be able to cover a lot of ground. Thanks for the tips I really enjoyed your website. 

    • ThinkVail

      Thanks for your kind comments about the Best RV parks in Vail article and about ThinkVail.com as a whole, we really appreciate your kind words.  Have fun while you’re in the area! A 5-month extended tour of the US sounds like an Epic trip, I wish I were going along with you!

  • Henry

    We are planning on spending a few days at the Wolcott Campground. My girlfriend and I love to climb and we have heard about this campground with some cool Boulders that are perfect for bouldering and practicing your technique.  I think this would be great for the girlfriend as she is still “learning the ropes” so to speak. We have a small pop up trailer that is perfect for this kind of adventure.

    • ThinkVail

      Hi Henry, so happy you enjoyed this post about the Best RV parks in Vail, CO and you are in for a treat.  Wolcott boasts a lot of great climbing from the Wolcott boulders to some amazing climbing on the hills and cliffs that surround the campground.  Check in with local rock climbing shop Alpine Quest Sports they will have tons of info on local climbing and if you need any gear they are a great resource.  

  • Tom

    Vail is on my list of places to go snowboarding. I was wondering if staying in a rented RV in the winter is advisable.  What RV park in Vail would you recommend for someone who has never been to the area before, with snowboarding in mind? It doesn’t necessarily need to be really near the ski resorts, as we would want to hike some backcountry areas too.

    • ThinkVail

      Hi Tom thank you for reading and commenting on the Best RV parks in Vail, CO article. It is definitely harder to travel by RV in Vail, in the winter.  First of all, the snow, ice and steep terrain can make. for a very scary drive.  Also most parks are closed in the winter but a couple are available year round including the River Dance RV Park in Gypsum, CO and 4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott, CO, Glenwood Canyon Resort and Tiger Resort in Breckenridge.  All of these parks are reasonably close to the local ski areas and if you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle you should be able to easily drive and have a great day snowboarding at Breckenridge Ski Area, Vail Ski Area, Beaver Creek Ski Area, Arrowhead Ski Area and even Ski Sunlight and Aspen Mountain. Lastly if your planning on spending a day at Vail you might want to check out the post Best Ski Runs on Vail Mountain. Have fun and enjoy all the world-class snowboarding in the area.

  • Trevor M

    Great article about the Best RV Parks in Vail, CO.  I am planning a trip that includes spending a few days in Vail and Aspen. This article will be so helpful.  I am looking into staying at the Glenwood Canyon Resort. This looks like a great park with a lot to do and a lot of amenities. I will be traveling with my family, including kids and the dog, so comfort and convenience is very important. I think this would be a great base camp for both Vail and Aspen as it seems like it is equidistant to both areas.  Thanks for the helpful info I will calling to make reservations as soon as possible.

    • ThinkVail

      Hi Trevor I am so happy that  the post Best RV Parks in Vail, CO was helpful. Yes you can’t go wrong with Glenwood Canyon Resort they have a great location!  The RV Park has an onsite restaurant- No Name Bar & Grill. It is situated on the 16-mile Glenwood Canyon Recreational Trail that follows the Colorado River! Read the article Bike Paths of Vail, CO for more information on this super fun activity. It is also only minutes from all the activities and of restaurants Glenwood Springs but it feels like a million miles away. Another amenity is it’s close proximity to Hanging Lake Hiking Trail, the most hiked trail in all of Colorado.  Have fun while your here and enjoy all the adventures

  • Harry

    This is exactly what I was looking for! I am taking my entire family for an RV road trip to Veil in a couple of weeks and I know nothing about the area. Within your article, I spotted a couple of RV parks that we could stay for a while and they also have some seats available for us.  If I were you, I would also include some screenshots of the location of each park on a map… This would make our lives so much easier 🙂

    Thanks a lot!

    • ThinkVail

      Hi Harry I am glad you were able to find some RV Parks in Vail, CO that will suit your needs during the time when you and your family come to visit.  For more information about each campground just click on the name of the park and it links to the RV Parks website with more details, location description and MAPS.  So hopefully you will find everything you need right in the article.  Good luck and have fun while you are in the area.

  • Gillian

    Great article about RV parks in the Vail area, we escape to Vail, Breckenridge or Aspen from Denver 

    every summer but I had never heard about Sylvan Lake in Eagle, CO until I read your post. I am loving Sylvan Lake state park and now intend to spend a week there next summer. It looks like a great area for hiking, fishing and paddle boarding, all activities my family enjoys.  I am going to do some more research for next year, thanks so much for the information.

    • ThinkVail

      Hi Gillian I am glad you enjoyed the article about the best RV parks in Vail, Colorado. You will LOVE Sylvan Lake, it is one of my favorite places. Just keep in mind that Sylvan lake has no hook ups like water or electricity, it is rustic and more like camping so you may want to check out the article Best RV Accessories for Adventure it has lots of cool gear and innovative products to make RV “boondocking” more fun and convenient.

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