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Colorado car rentals

Driver's age: 26-65
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Cheap car hire in Colorado

People mover$180/day
Full-size SUV$191/day
Intermediate SUV$97/day
Compact SUV$100/day
Standard SUV$177/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Colorado

  • To hire a vehicle in Colorado, drivers are required to provide a valid driving licence bearing their name and a photograph. Some car hire companies might require a current passport that bears the hirer’s photograph. Foreign drivers must present a current driving licence from their home country. It should be written in English, else, they must obtain an International Driver's Permit. It’s important to note that the more widely accepted forms of payment are debit and credit cards, with cash generally only being accepted when settling any balances.
  • All merging vehicles must give way to the flow of traffic, so refrain from cutting into the road if doing so will slow down traffic. Drivers in Colorado often find themselves ascending steep mountain roads in their explorations. In any case, a vehicle travelling downhill on a steep mountain pass must yield to a vehicle travelling uphill. It is illegal to drive while distracted in Colorado; therefore, you should only use your phone if it’s a hands-free device. Drivers must yield to pedestrians at all times. Additionally, be sure to observe set speed limits in different areas: residential areas are set at 30 mph (48 km/h), business districts at 25 mph (40 km/h), narrow mountain routes at 20 mph (32 km/h) and interstates at 65-75 mph (104-120 km/h).
  • In Colorado, unless otherwise stated by a sign at the intersection, motorists are only allowed to turn left on a red light onto a one-way street after coming to a complete stop. Legally, you are required to adhere to the “three-second rule”, which states that you should allow a distance equivalent to three seconds between your automobile and the vehicle in front. All passengers must be buckled up at all times, and children under eight must be comfortably restrained in an authorised car seat, suitable for their weight and height. Driving while intoxicated in Colorado is punishable by law and the blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is 0.05%.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Colorado for $81 or less
  • Book your rental car in Colorado at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Colorado are around 89% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Colorado are around 52% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Colorado

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Colorado?

    On average a car hire in Colorado costs $152 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Colorado?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Colorado.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Colorado?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hertz ($80/day), Dollar ($91/day) and Alamo ($177/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in Colorado?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Colorado are Alamo (8.5, 305 reviews), Sixt (7.7, 765 reviews), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.4, 503 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Colorado?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Colorado?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Colorado are Denver (96% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Colorado) and Aspen (4%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Colorado?

    On average a car hire in Colorado costs $637 per week ($91 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Colorado?

    On average a car hire in Colorado costs $2,729 per month ($91 per day).

  • Should I hire a car in Colorado?

    Hiring a car in Colorado will make it easier for you to take a memorable road trip across Colorado's verdant woods, snow-capped mountains and vast deserts. With a car, you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable experience, thanks to major attractions like Denver and Colorado Springs; not forgetting other top attractions like the Vail Ski Resort, Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods. A hired ride will also help you save time while sightseeing, especially during winter, since you won’t have to walk in the snow or cold weather.

  • What is driving like in Colorado?

    Visitors from all over the world visit Colorado to take in its breathtaking beauty. However, such breathtaking views often bring with them some potentially dangerous driving conditions, such as slippery ice spots and poor visibility, particularly during winter. Prepare accordingly by choosing a solid and reliable 4WD equipped with appropriate winterisation tools. While every season comes with its own share of challenges, always hire a vehicle suited to your needs. As you cruise through Colorado, you’ll likely pass through some of its busiest major highways, including the Colorado E-470 (which has tolls), I-70, I-25 and I-225. Avoid travelling on these highways during rush hour, which is considered to be in the early morning and late evening. It’s very easy to find parking for your hired car in Colorado, given the numerous metered spaces and garages available.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Colorado?

    To hire a vehicle in Colorado, you must be at least 21 years old. You can choose from a collection of economy and compact vehicles, minivans, luxury models and SUVs, among others. Most car hire companies charge a young driver fee to drivers under the age of 25.

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Colorado

    38 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Colorado

    30 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Colorado

    21 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Colorado

    20 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Colorado

    11 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in Colorado

    6 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Colorado

    6 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Colorado

    5 Locations

  • free2move

    Free2Move car hire locations in Colorado

    5 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Colorado

    4 Locations

  • silvercar

    Silvercar car hire locations in Colorado

    4 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Colorado

    4 Locations

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