Garden of the Gods-Colorado Springs,Royal Gorge-??,Great Sand Dunes Nat.Monument--Pueblo,Rockey Mountain Nat. Park--Estees,Mount Evans(highest paved road in USA). Just SO many things to see there,maybe the person from CO will pipe in?Have fun love the mountains!!
We stayed at riverview last year.It is a little older park but is still nice.Mostly cottonwood trees in the campground,if they affect anyones allergies.Its a blast walking around the park looking at the various carvings.It has good access to head up the canyon to Estes Park and Rky Mtn National park.Trip back to Loveland is short,they have a Wal-Mart and a K-mart and grocery store to take care of most of your needs.There were rock shops and beads shops on the drive up the canyon.Don't miss the Dam store its cute and has a little observation deck.Your a little over an hour from Denver,If you wanted to tour some of the sites here.Elitchs,Ocean Journey,Childrens Museum,and Coors field are all together on the Platte river.Estes Park has a lot of interesting little shops as well.At 5100" in elevation it gives you a break from the high stuff you may travel through,(Trailridge Road elevation is just over 12,000 feet).One note my brother went last year and they were having the law-enforcement motorcycle rally and it got a little loud in the evening when they all came back from their rides.The riders were respectful but you might want to ask the folks at the campground if they have anything special going on.This is not a destination resort campground by any means but a place to stay and tour the area.