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Car Hire Denver Mini Guide

Car Hire in Denver, Colorado


Denver, the "Mile-High City", is a bustling urban hub set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Renting a car in Denver offers the freedom to explore both its metropolitan delights and the rugged beauty that lies just beyond its borders.

Benefits of Hiring a Car in Denver:

Proximity to the Airport: Denver International Airport, commonly referred to as DIA, is about 25 miles northeast of downtown Denver. With a hired car, the journey between the airport and downtown typically takes around 30-40 minutes via the Pena Boulevard.

Tolls: While Denver itself doesn't have toll roads, there are some in the surrounding areas. The E-470 toll road is one of the most commonly used, especially when accessing the airport. Most rental agencies offer toll transponders for an additional fee, which allows for seamless travel.

Road Conditions: Denver's roads are generally in good condition. However, during winter, the city can experience snowfall, so it's advisable to check the weather and road conditions if traveling during this period. If planning mountain trips, ensure your rental car is equipped with snow tires or chains.

Traffic: Like any major city, Denver can have busy traffic, especially during rush hours. The I-25 and I-70 can get particularly congested. Always allocate some extra travel time during peak hours.

Best Types of Cars to Hire in Denver

Denver's climate varies considerably between seasons:  Winter (November to February): Snowfall is common, and roads can be icy, especially in mountainous areas. If you're visiting during this time and plan to go to the mountains, an all-wheel-drive SUV with good ground clearance and equipped with snow tires or chains is recommended.

Spring (March to May): This period sees a mix of rain and snow. Roads can still be slippery, especially in early spring. An SUV or crossover would be suitable.

Summer (June to August): Weather is warm and mostly dry. Any vehicle type would typically suffice, though convertibles can offer a delightful experience.

Fall (September to October): Mild and dry, this is another season where almost any car type will do. However, early snowfalls can occur in late October, so always check the forecast if planning mountain excursions.

Recommended Attractions and Routes:

Red Rocks Amphitheatre: Located just 15 miles west of Denver, this iconic concert venue also offers hiking opportunities and breathtaking views.

Denver Botanic Gardens: A short drive from downtown, this lush oasis showcases a variety of plants and themed gardens.

Rocky Mountain National Park: About a 1.5-hour drive from Denver, this national treasure offers stunning landscapes, hiking trails, and abundant wildlife. Take the US-36 W for a scenic journey.

Drive to Colorado Springs: Heading south on I-25 will take you to Colorado Springs in about an hour. En route, don't miss the Garden of the Gods, a public park with spectacular red rock formations.

Boulder and the Flatirons: A mere 30-minute drive via US-36 W, Boulder offers a vibrant downtown, beautiful parks, and access to the mesmerizing Flatirons.

Denver's strategic location bridges urban sophistication with nature's grandeur. With a rental car at your disposal, you're at liberty to design a trip that captures the essence of the American West, from cityscapes to mountain peaks.

Current Rental Rates in Denver

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 48.40 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 338.80 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Jeep Compass

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.97 EUR/day
Jeep Compass

7 Days rental at 342.83 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 49.53 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 346.77 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |

Tesla Model Y

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 61.03 EUR/day
Tesla Model Y

7 Days rental at 427.24 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Tesla Model 3

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 53.38 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3

7 Days rental at 373.68 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Denver: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Denver is known as the mile high city because it is located exactly one mile above sea level.
  • With its strong agricultural background Denver is known as the Queen City of the Plains.
  • Denver is the largest city within a radius of 800 kilometres.
  • The soap opera Dynasty was based in Denver and portrayed the boom in oil and energy that took place in the city during the 1970s and 80s.
  • Signs that say ‘No Double Turn’ in Denver mean that only cars on the outside lanes, and not the centre lanes, may turn.

Best car rental companies in Denver

No.2: HERTZ,
based on 2674 reviews
20 min (average wait time)
No.1: AVIS,
based on 2335 reviews
17 min (average wait time)

Denver car hire information

  • 8.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Hertz US Corporate
  • € 338.80
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 48.40
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 5
    Most Popular Type:
  • 2
    Most popular model:
    Nissan Pathfinder
  • 25
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Denver

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