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Rocky Mountain National Park car rentals

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Top tips for renting a car in Rocky Mountain National Park

  • Denver International Airport (DEN), primarily serving metropolitan Denver, Colorado, is the suitable destination airport for those flying to Rocky Mountain National Park. Once you have arrived at Denver International Airport, proceed to the car rental providers by taking shuttles from the Jeppesen terminal at Level 5, Island 4. On the eastern side, this location is at doors 505–513. On the western side, the shuttle pick-ups are at doors 504-512. The shuttle buses pick up passengers approximately every 10 minutes. In addition, the rental cars are parked approximately 5–6 minutes on foot from the main terminal.
  • In Rocky Mountain National Park, mornings are especially crowded as visitors throng the park to witness the magnificent sunrises over the summits. Between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 am, hikers and photographers race to capture the first beams of light painting the snow-capped mountains and alpine meadows. The late afternoon, from 3:00 pm. to 6:00 pm, is also an active time as travelers return from their excursions. During these peak hours, traffic on major roads, including Trail Ridge Road and Bear Lake Road, may become sluggish, so plan your trips ahead, arrive early, or explore less-traveled paths.
  • A suitable vehicle for navigating Rocky Mountain National Park's various landscapes and rough terrain is one that has a number of desirable qualities, including being an all-wheel-drive vehicle, which is thus recommended due to the park's challenging terrain, including steep inclines and changing weather. For safety and assurance on the winding mountain roads, an SUV with high ground clearance is a great option. There are plenty of chances for hiking in the region, and an SUV is roomy enough to accommodate passengers and their luggage, including hiking gear.
  • In Rocky Mountain National Park, children aged 1 to 3 and weighing less than 20 lbs should be seated in a rear-facing protective seat in the back. Children younger than 1 and weighing between 20 and 40 lbs should also be in a rear-facing protective seat, while those between ages 1 and 3 have the option of a rear- or forward-facing protective seat. Children aged 4 to 7 should use a forward-facing protective seat or booster. Children aged 1 to 7 and exceeding the seat weight limit of 40+ lbs should also use a forward-facing protective seat or booster. For children aged 8 to 15, booster seats or seat belts are recommended.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Rocky Mountain National Park for C$ 46 or less
  • Book your rental car in Rocky Mountain National Park at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Rocky Mountain National Park are around 18% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Rocky Mountain National Park

  • What is the most popular rental car in Rocky Mountain National Park?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Rocky Mountain National Park?

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

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Rocky Mountain National Park?

    On average a rental car in Rocky Mountain National Park costs C$ 329 per week (C$ 47 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Rocky Mountain National Park?

    On average a rental car in Rocky Mountain National Park costs C$ 1,412 per month (C$ 47 per day).

  • Should I rent a car in Rocky Mountain National Park?

    By renting a car in Rocky Mountain National Park, you can choose your own routes, pause at any scenic viewpoint, and make unscheduled diversions to the region's many attractions, including Bear Lake and Holzwarth Historic Site, ensuring a customized and immersive experience. Moreover, with a rental car, you can access remote areas and trails that may not be served by public transportation, allowing you to escape the throngs and discover serene natural beauty. Moreover, renting a car allows you to establish your own schedule, allowing you to maximize your time and make the most of your excursion.

  • What is driving like in Rocky Mountain National Park?

    Driving within Rocky Mountain National Park is a magnificent and exhilarating experience, as the picturesque roadways meander through imposing mountain ranges, grassy valleys, and tranquil alpine landscapes. The park's roadways are in good condition. However, driving can be difficult due to the high elevations, precipitous inclines, and meandering curves, which require attentiveness. In order to conserve the park's ecosystem and guarantee the protection of both tourists and wildlife, the park enforces severe speed limits. On park roads, the standard speed limit is about 35 mph (56 km/h).

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Rocky Mountain National Park?

    In Rocky Mountain National Park, United States, the minimum age for renting a car is normally 21 years old. However, it is crucial to note that some car rental suppliers have a higher minimum age requirement, generally between 25 and 30, and may charge extra fees to drivers under 25. Furthermore, some rental providers may have restrictions or distinct policies in effect for specific vehicle categories. Before making a reservation, it is always advised to clarify the rental provider's age restrictions and policies.

Car rental locations in Rocky Mountain National Park

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  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Rocky Mountain National Park

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  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Rocky Mountain National Park

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  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Rocky Mountain National Park

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  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Rocky Mountain National Park

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  • silvercar

    Silvercar car rental locations in Rocky Mountain National Park

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  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Rocky Mountain National Park

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  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Budget

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 47/day

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C$ 46/day

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