Watkins travel guide

Watkins Tourism | Watkins Guide

You're Going to Love Watkins

Watkins is a must-see destination in Colorado, United States.

When to visit Watkins

Watkins in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Watkins in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Watkins


When flying to Watkins, you’ll arrive at Denver Airport (DEN), which is located 14 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Watkins from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 25h 40m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Watkins. The train journey from Watkins to Gunnison takes 4h 45m and costs around $76 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Lincoln, expect to pay about $133 for a 8h 01m trip.


Another option to get to Watkins is to pick up a car hire from Denver, which is about 32 km from Watkins. You’ll find branches of Budget and Dollar, among others, in Denver.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Watkins, including Greyhound, FlixBus and Amtrak. From Colorado Springs, the bus ride to Watkins takes 137 km and will cost you around $66. From Gunnison, the ticket costs about $138 for a journey of 459 km.

Airports near Watkins

Airlines serving Watkins

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,060 reviews)
Air France
Good (838 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
Good (4,028 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in popular areas of Watkins

Most booked hotels in Watkins

Woolley's Classic Suites Denver Airport
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Hyatt Regency Aurora - Denver Conference Center
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
DoubleTree by Hilton Denver - Aurora
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Econo Lodge Denver International Airport
Good (6.4, Good reviews)
HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof Denver - Airport/Aurora
Mediocre (3.4, Mediocre reviews)

Hiring a car in Watkins

Expect to pay $1.86 per litre in Watkins (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.26 and $29.68. The most frequently booked car type in Watkins is Full-size (Chevrolet Tahoe or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Ford Fiesta or similar) is, on average, 85% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.