Sandwiched between Aspen and Glenwood Springs, your options are endless for outdoor activities. Neither location is known for its affordability, so staying at Gateway makes a normally splurge-y destination much more budget-friendly.
Chatfield Lake State Park is a great off-season escape for trailer or RV camping. It’s a particularly good place if you’re a trailer/RV newbie like my family! We chose Chatfield for our first outing because it was easily accessible from 470, had pull-through campsites, and was also close to civilization in case we needed to bail.