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Colorado Guide

Spread out across the southern region of the magnificent Rocky Mountains and the Colorado Plateau, Colorado is famous for its superb natural high-country beauty as well as for its numerous ski resorts. Its vibrant capital is Denver, the ‘Mile-high City’, and it’s home to historic frontier towns such as Dunango, Pueblo and Fort Collins, all accessible with car hire in Colorado.

Hiring a Vehicle

Given that travelling by car is almost mandatory here due to the state’s varied topography and remote areas, it’s no surprise that the major international vehicle rental firms have pick-up points in the state’s airports and in all of the larger towns and cities. The choice includes Hertz, Avis, National, Budget and Enterprise and UK visitors looking for the best deal should compare car hire rates well before their travel date.

Transport Options

Denver International Airport is the aviation hub and is the fifteenth-busiest airport on the planet, with regular flights to London and Frankfurt as well as a comprehensive array of domestic routes. Interstate 25 runs north to south, linking Denver with Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Pueblo and Interstate 70 links the capital with the mountain regions and their isolated communities.

Car Hire Driving Tips in Colorado

Interstate highway driving is generally safe and fast, but less-than-experienced drivers will need to take care when negotiating mountain roads and roads in remote districts, especially if they’re visiting during the winter months. A general rule for speed limits in the state is ‘reasonable and prudent’ – taking into account the changing weather and geographic conditions – and speed limits are clearly posted on all roads. Slower rather than faster on rural and mountain roads is the best idea.

Not to be Missed!

To get the best from this spectacular state, car rental in Colorado is the way to go. The main attractions are the state’s glorious scenery, seen at its best in the Rocky Mountains National Park and the canyon and mesa country in the northwestern region. For ancient, mysterious Anasazi Indian cave settlements and spooky, silent ‘ghost’ mining towns in the mountains, head for the southwest of the state.

Weather & Tourist Seasons

Due to its topography, Colorado’s climate is complex and variable, with the eastern region the best for sunshine, little rain and summer highs of around 35˚C. However, the eastern area is in Tornado Alley and is infamous for the deadliness of its tornadoes. Elsewhere, winter lows of -10˚C at altitude ensure snow and, generally, weather in the remainder of the state is totally unpredictable, including spectacular thunderstorms, floods, droughts and massive hailstorms.

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    25 - 70 km/h
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    90 - 130 km/h
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

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