The amazing state of Colorado boasts 26 ski resorts, more than 100 vineyards, and over 120 craft breweries (more per capita than any other state). This is in addition to the numerous National Parks, State Parks, Historic Landmarks, etc. While visiting the Centennial State in their fifth wheel trailer, visitors can see the world’s tallest flat top mountain, Grand Mesa. Colorado’s Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous US highway. The state also lays claim to: the highest sand dunes in the US, the highest paved road in North America (road to Mt. Evans off of I-70), the highest auto tunnel in the world (Dwight Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel), the highest incorporated city in the US (Leadville), 54 14,000-ft. mountain peaks (more than any other state in the nation), the oldest wooden merry-go-round in the US (Kit Carson County Carousel), one of the highest suspension bridges in the world (over Royal Gorge), and the world’s largest natural hot springs pool. Some RVing travel enthusiasts may think that the list has been completed at this point. They would be wrong. The list was simply too long to include in full. Colorado is a road trip smorgasbord.
The extreme length of the list of things to do and see in Colorado actually makes planning a fifth wheel trailer road trip through the state more difficult than anything else. There’s simply so much to do and see that RVers will have a terrible time limiting themselves to those places and activities that fit into their designated time frame. Due to this specific dilemma it is beneficial to make lists. Travelers considering a recreational vehicle road trip through the state of Colorado should create a list that makes the priorities for the trip clear. Is the purpose of the trip relaxation? Is it excitement? Is it educational? What will be the ultimate goal?
At this point, the RVer can use the prioritized list to do one of two things. They can choose the one “must do” item on the list and then plan the other activities around this central point in the state in order to maximize the number of experiences and activities completed while visiting Colorado. Or the RVer can focus their entire trip only on items that fall at the top of their list. The first option would mean the trip would be more jam packed with activities as well as being well rounded and all inclusive of what the state has to offer. The second option will most likely result in RVers driving their fifth wheel trailer further between activities/destinations and hitting fewer spots during the course of the road trip, but the spots they do hit will be a top priority for them.
This decision could be the most difficult moment during the trip planning for any fifth wheel trailer road trip through Colorado, but RVers shouldn’t despair. Regardless of the planning and priorities involved in the trip, it will be amazing. It’s difficult to visit such an awesome state without being awe inspired. That’s the beauty of nature. When RVers visit an area that has much to boast of that the region came by naturally, the road trip itself typically becomes a series of lovely vistas and wondrous landscapes that makes the drive the most important part of the vacation anyway.