Located in La Plata County in the southwestern part of Colorado, Durango is one of the state's smaller cities but remains hugely popular as a vacation and resort destination due to its rich history and unique attractions. Stretching out across 13.93 square miles, Durango is home to around 18,000 people.

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This city was founded back in 1880 as a simple mining town for the San Juan area but has changed over time to become a popular resort area. Conveniently located near various national parks and historical sites, as well as featuring fun attractions like historic Main Avenue, the old fashioned Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, the Animas River Valley, the Music in the Mountains festival, and the Animas Museum, Durango has a lot to offer people of all ages.

If you're planning a trip to this beloved old mining town, there are several highly rated campgrounds and RV parks all around. Read on to learn more about the best RV parks in Durango, including addresses, contact details, and overviews of the features and amenities of each park.

- United Campgrounds of Durango - 1322 Animas View Dr, Durango, CO 81301, Phone: 970-247-3853

One of the best rated campgrounds and RV parks in the Durango area, United Campgrounds of Durango is in a good location, mere minutes from the top attractions of the city. One of the best things about this Durango RV park and campground is its low rates; United Campgrounds of Durango charges just $40 for a basic pull-in, water and electric site or only $50 for a full hook-up pull-thru site with 50 amp power.

All sites come with free Wi-Fi access too. The park is actually located right by a trolley stop, offering quick and easy access around the local area, and comes with beautiful mountain views and lots of useful amenities like a laundry room, restrooms, showers, a general store, pet-friendly facilities, lots of shady spots among the trees, a games room, and a heated pool. Guests can also enjoy all sorts of fun activities in the local area like hiking, fishing, and golf. There’s a lot to do around Durango and you can enjoy it all at United Campgrounds of Durango.

- Alpen Rose RV Park - 27847 US-550, Durango, CO 81301, Phone: 970-247-5540

Conveniently located right off US-550, Alpen Rose RV Park is very easy to access and provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes in every direction. It's a wonderful place to feel refreshed and rejuvenated, far from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Very close to lots of Durango's attractions, this is a full-service RV park that opens up from April through to October each year. The RV sites here are very spacious and can cater to most RV models, and the park itself is quiet and cozy, with a friendly feel and professional staff always ready to help out with any problems you encounter or queries you might have.

Alpen Rose RV Park is equipped with high speed Wi-Fi to help you keep up to date with the latest happenings around the world and stay in touch with family and friends, as well as offering a hundred unique RV sites, shady tree-lined ares, free cable TV for everyone, a dog wash station, a convenience store with RV supplies and snacks, a swimming pool, a fishing pond, a picnic pavilion, a daily breakfast cafe with all you can eat offerings, a pet play area, a laundry room, clean restrooms, impeccable showers, and even a pizzeria opening up in the evenings.

- Durango KOA Holiday - 30090 US-160, Durango, CO 81303, Phone: 800-562-0793

Long-time RV travelers and campers should be very familiar with Kampgrounds of America (KOA). KOA has a lot of locations all around the United States, and its Durango KOA Holiday campground and RV park is a great example. Perfectly situated for local attractions, stores, and restaurants, this RV park is open from April through to October and features both RV sites and tent sites, as well as rental cabins. Located at an elevation of 7,000 feet, Durango KOA Holiday offers unbeatable views of the surrounding area and comes with huge RV sites that can cater to RVs up to 100 feet in length.

All sites come with standard utilities as well as cable TV and Wi-Fi, and this RV park is also fully family friendly and dog friendly, even featuring its own dog park to help your furry friend get some exercise. Other on-site amenities include a picnic pavilion, mini golf course, snack bar, propane sales, firewood sales, swimming pool, dessert bar, cafe, and more. As with other KOA RV parks, lots of fun activities and regular events are organized here too like movie nights, game nights, duck races, kids' activities, and more. You'll always have something fun to look forward to at this Durango RV park and campground.