Congrats on your new rig! We also live in Colorado and just purchased a new RV. We've taken several small trips to state parks in CO (Cherry Creek, Steamboat Lake, St. Vrain, and Eleven Mile Reservoir) in order to figure things out while relatively close to home. Be sure to camp in ALL ways--full-hook-ups, electric only, and no hook-ups. We've learned a lot in each scenario, things our dealer forgot to mention... And discovered that we didn't receive quite a few owners' manuals for reference. All the best and happy travels to you!