#5. Greeley CO
Greeley is named for Horace Greeley, who popularized the phrase “Go West, young man.” And that’s exactly what you’ll want to do here, venturing into nearby Rocky Mountain National Park or Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest, or maybe north east to Pawnee National Grassland.
As one of the warmest places in Colorado, Greeley maximizes your comfort in your van, so you can stay and figure out which of the city’s 40+ small city parks you prefer. If you want a change from coffee, Cranford’s Tea Tavern is a great spot if you want to get some work in, and yes, it also has a full bar, in case you don’t.