If you’re a Grand Junction resident and you’re looking for great places to go with your new RV, we’ve got you covered! Check out our list of RV trips near Grand Junction, in order (sort of) of driving distance from Grand Junction.
- Ridgway, Colorado – at only 2 hours away Ridgway is a great stop for RVers! If you’re new to RVing, Ridgway is a great first place to go to test out your camper. The Ridgway State Park is a reservation-only park, but they allow same-day reservations. There are electric hookups at Elk Ridge Campground and Dakota Terraces, and full-hookups at the Pa-Co-Chu-Puk campground. In the spring, summer and fall there are activities like hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and paddleboarding to do. Golfing is available nearby in Montrose and Log Hill Village, and Telluride is only about a half hour away. You can spend days camped at Ridgway with great access to amenities like showers and laundry, while you test out the features of your camper and enjoy the views of the San Juan mountains.
- Moab, Utah – Moab is a bit closer than Ridgway. It will take about an hour and a half to get there from Grand Junction. This is another excellent stop for testing out your camper, BUT you’ll have a harder time finding a campsite with hookups, especially at the last minute. If you want to test your truck camper’s boondocking abilities though, this is the place to go! Jeeping, biking, golfing, and hiking are big here and you’ll find plenty to do, even in the winter. These days Moab seems to have tourists year-round, but you’ll find fewer of them in the winter off season.
- Crested Butte, Colorado – plan in advance to take advantage of great camping in the national forest campgrounds near Crested Butte. Starting six months out you can make reservations and you should! The campgrounds along Hwy 742 (we call it the “Taylor River Road) are filled with tall lodgepole pines and well-spaced sites. Rosy Lane, Lodgepole, One-Mile, and North/South Bank campgrounds will all provide you with a great campsite and scenic views. From here it’s just a short drive over Jack’s Cabin Cutoff to Crested Butte for mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and more, depending on the time of year you go. Plan on about 3 hours of scenic driving time from Grand Junction.
- Carbondale/Redstone, Colorado – about 2 hours away is the lovely area of Carbondale. Close to Snowmass, but becoming popular in its own right, Carbondale is a fun place to spend a weekend. Consider camping at the Crystal River KOA or the Redstone Campground (NO cell service here) and make reservations in advance. In Carbondale you can mountain bike the Price Creek Trails, hike in the basin around Mt. Sopris, fish the Crystal River, take a Jeep Tour towards Crested Butte, or golf at any of the area golf courses. Visit the quaint towns of Redstone and Marble too!
- The Grand Mesa – What’s better than camping close to home and feeling like you’re hundreds of miles away? Find a secluded spot at a primitive campground on the Grand Mesa and enjoy hiking, fishing in one of the many lakes, paddleboarding, mountain biking, or just enjoying the views from the top of the 10,000 ft mesa. Knowing you’re only 45 minutes or so from home means you can hang out most of Sunday too!