As the Mile High City, Denver, Colorado is known for its altitude and its location on the edge of the Rocky Mountains. Car rentals in Denver allow you to explore the city's thriving downtown, as well as the many mountain towns located within a few hours' drive of Colorado's capital.
Exploring the Rocky Mountains
Although the surroundings seem sprawling and flat when flights to Denver arrive, a 23-mile drive past the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge quickly changes things. Whether you're at the airport or downtown, it's easy to access cheap car rentals in Denver. Head west towards Golden, Colorado, and you'll find yourself surrounded by some of the state's finest parks, including North Table Mountain Park, South Table Mountain Park, Mount Galbraith Park, and Apex Park. Golden also boasts Colorado's most fascinating geology museum, which is a great place to visit when the weather is not cooperating.
Continue to drive your luxury rental to the west and you'll encounter the lovely city of Idaho Springs, which is also nestled in the Rocky Mountains. During your time in Idaho Springs, you'll definitely want to take advantage of Clear Creek -- one of the area's best rafting and kayaking spots. Breakfast is clearly the most important meal of the day in Idaho Springs, so if you arrive early, prepare for your outdoor adventure with a hearty plate of eggs and bacon.
Mile High Adventures
There's never a lack of excitement in and around the Mile High City, and when you have a rental car in Denver, it's all easy to access. For the ultimate Mile High drive, head towards the Mount Evans Scenic Byway, which climbs over 7,000 feet over the course of 28 miles. Browse Travelocity's extensive list of flights to and hotels in Denver; you can choose from over 400 airlines and 510,000 hotels worldwide! Select accommodations close to the action and get ready for a memorable, action-packed vacation.