Loveland - North Central Colorado

Includes Berthoud, Evans, Greeley

From its origins as a small cluster of farms along the Big Thompson River, Loveland has grown into one of Colorado's most exciting cities, offering plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, rich historic sites along with dining, shopping and evening entertainment activities.

Known as Colorado's "Sweetheart City", Loveland is named after William Austin Hamilton Loveland, a prominent early Coloradoan and the president of the Colorado Central Railroad. In 1877, Mr. Loveland decided to route an expansion of his railroad through the farms clustered along the Big Thompson, prompting the area's excited residents to name the resultant town after him. Loveland grew from there, thanks to its agricultural strength, which later brought a Great Western sugar plant to town.

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Today, the city has so much more to offer than good farming. Outdoor enthusiasts love Loveland's proximity to great fishing, rock climbing, hiking and biking trails. Popular nearby spots include Carter Lake, Boyd Lake State Park and Horsetooth Mountain Park and Reservoir. And Rocky Mountain National Park is just a few miles away, accessible via a scenic drive through the breathtaking Big Thompson Canyon. The canyon, carved by the mighty Big Thompson River, offers scenic views, plenty of wildlife to watch - including big horn sheep and elk - and many stop-offs for activities like hiking and fishing.

For those looking to shop the 38-store factory outlet mall is just west of the junction of Highway 34 and I-25.

Those looking for even more scenic driving can travel the Cache La Poudre Scenic Byway, which wanders through the mountains and forests of northern Colorado. Passing through Roosevelt National Forest, drivers can stop for picnicking, hiking, wildlife watching and fishing opportunities just about anywhere along the 101-mile route.

Closer to town, visitors to Loveland can visit the city's well-preserved historic downtown, which includes the beautiful Rialto Theater Performing Arts Center and the city's history museum. Be sure to stroll through town and check out Loveland's multi-million dollar collection of bronze sculptures.

Loveland is near: Estes Park Area, Fort Collins, & Longmont

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Loveland Featured Businesses

RV America, Inc  link to Colorado vacation
See the Beauty of America with RV America! In the Denver and Loveland-Longmont areas serving your rental, service and buying RV needs. Owned/Operated by Hari Sach who has over 30 years experience.

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DM RV Repair - Mobile Service Inc.  link to Colorado vacation
Servicing Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming since 1999, for all your repair needs. All RVs, Horse, Utility or Boat Trailers. We are an authorized Service Center for RV components and builders.

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Boyd Lake State Park  Colorado vacation make reservations
A modern water sports facility near Loveland with 148 campsites (60 open year-round). The 1,700-acre reservoir offers: boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, swim beach, hiking & biking trails, and hunting.

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DM RV Repair - Mobile Service Inc.  link to Colorado vacation
Servicing Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming since 1999, for all your repair needs. All RVs, Horse, Utility or Boat Trailers. We are an authorized Service Center for RV components and builders.

RV Services, Sales and Information 


Fireside RV Park & Cabins  link to Colorado vacation
Vacation Cabins and RV sites in Loveland, a beautiful setting with views of Devil's Backbone rock at the foot of the Rockies. Cabins have air conditioning, cable TV & non-wood burning fireplaces. Free WI-FI.

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Riverview RV Park & Campground  link to Colorado vacation
>>>FLOOD UPDATE - 2/20/2014: Partially open. Flood damage under repair. Call for details.<<<
Along the pleasant Big Thompson River west of Loveland enroute to Estes Park and tucked under big shade trees, are the sites at Riverview RV Park. OPEN ALL YEAR. Camper Cabins are available for rent.

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RV America, Inc  link to Colorado vacation
See the Beauty of America with RV America! In the Denver and Loveland-Longmont areas serving your rental, service and buying RV needs. Owned/Operated by Hari Sach who has over 30 years experience.

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RV World, LLC -- Sales, Service, Rentals  link to Colorado vacation Link to special offers and discounts icon
Discover the WORLD with the help of an RV. In Fort Collins serving Loveland and northern Colorado. Personalized service to get you on the road faster and easier. Winter rates! Pet friendly rentals.

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RV Sales, Service & Rentals

DM RV Repair - Mobile Service Inc.  link to Colorado vacation
Servicing Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming since 1999, for all your repair needs. All RVs, Horse, Utility or Boat Trailers. We are an authorized Service Center for RV components and builders.

RV Services, Sales and Information 


RV America, Inc  link to Colorado vacation
See the Beauty of America with RV America! In the Denver and Loveland-Longmont areas serving your rental, service and buying RV needs. Owned/Operated by Hari Sach who has over 30 years experience.

RV Services, Sales and Information 


RV World, LLC -- Sales, Service, Rentals  link to Colorado vacation Link to special offers and discounts icon
Discover the WORLD with the help of an RV. In Fort Collins serving Loveland and northern Colorado. Personalized service to get you on the road faster and easier. Winter rates! Pet friendly rentals.

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For more travel information contact:

Loveland Activities and Maps

National Parks and Monuments:
Pawnee National Grasslands

Scenic Byways:
Pawnee Pioneer Trails Scenic Byway


 
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