Car rental services at DEN airport
The Denver airport is quite far from the city center, so choosing a rental car is beneficial to quickly reach your next destination. Also, to explore all of Denver's attractions in the city or further afield, renting a car might be a good idea.
In fact, Golden Gate Canyon State Park is located about 30 miles from Denver, as are many parks and preserves dotted around the surrounding areas, and discovering them becomes much easier with a car.
If you are going to drive to the Rocky Mountains, consider renting a 4X4 car in Denver.
Be very careful with wildlife, since wild animals are common in the mountains and you should also prepare for snow at any time of the year, although especially between the months of October to April.
If you go to the mountains, always fill up fuel at every gas station you find to keep the tank full. Please note that uphill traffic has the right of way at all times. The maximum speed limit for mountain roads is 30 mph unless otherwise posted. Use only planned detours to stop.
Depending on the number of people, an SUV or a van is a good option. But if you are only going to visit the city and the surroundings and you are not a large family, a compact car should be a better option, since you can easily park it anywhere.
In the city, always check the posted speed limit. Traffic cameras may be installed at many intersections. Anyway, driving in the city, between 25 and 30 mph is usually the allowed speed and 40 mph on mountain roads. On rural interstate highways, up to 75 mph is generally allowed.
CAUTION: In winter, drivers should always adapt their speed to road conditions and slow down if necessary.
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Car rental companies
On-site you can find the following car rental companies:
- Alamo Rent A Car - (877) 222-9075
- Avis Rent A Car - (303) 342-5500
- Budget Rent A Car - (303) 342-9001
- Dollar Rent A Car - (303) 317-0598
- Enterprise Rent A Car - (800) 261-7331
- Fox Rent A Car - (800) 225-4369
- Hertz Rent A Car - (800) 654-3131
- National Rent A Car - (877) 222-9058
- Payless Rent A Car - (303) 342-9444
- Sixt Rent A Car - (888) 749-8227
- Thrifty Car Rental - (800) 367-2277
Shuttles pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, Island 4, outside doors 505-513 (east side) and 504-512 (west side).