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Car Rental in Colorado Springs: Home of the Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs is a fairly large city located on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The city is famous for its proximity to world-famous ski resorts like Vail, Aspen, Breckenridge, and Copper Mountain, to name just a few. Colorado Springs is also famous for its military presence, as there is a large Air Force Academy located right in the city. Apart from that, you will also see some impressive geologic formations in the Garden of the Gods. Whatever happens to bring you to Colorado Springs, you will be pleased with all you can find in and around the city.
Best Time to Visit
As far as high season goes, Colorado is world-famous for its skiing in the winter and mountaineering activities in the warmer months. You will see a constant flow of visitors to the area all year round, but nothing quite beats the ski crowd. Winters in Colorado Springs can be quite cold, as the elevation is high and the Rocky Mountains tend to attract a lot of snow. Spring and fall are mild, and summers can be hot during the day. Any time you travel to Colorado Springs, it is important to remember Colorado's motto; "if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes". It is not uncommon to see all four seasons within one day, and that is just one of the reasons that renting a car can make your trip much more enjoyable. You can easily pack all the clothes that you 'might' need throughout the day into the back of the car.
Easy to Get Around
Driving in Colorado Springs is a wonderfully beautiful experience that you will never forget. There is one major freeway that runs north and south through the city. If you go north, you end up in Colorado's largest city, Denver, and going south brings you to Pueblo, and then eventually New Mexico. Of course, hitting highway 285 into the mountains is where you get the chance to see what Colorado is famous for.
Car Rental Prices in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is a fantastic place to rent a car. Not only because the city is close to so many fascinating attractions, but also because you can get a great deal starting from $30 per day.
- Kia Rio (economy class) - $34 per day
- Nissan Note (compact class) - $35 per day
- Toyota Corolla (intermediate class) - $36 per day
- Volkswagen Jetta (standard class) - $37 per day
- Ford Fusion (fullsize class) - $39 per day
The cheapest company to rent from is Hertz, but you will find good deals at the other companies featured here as well.
The Best Way to Rent a Car Cheap in Colorado Springs
The prices quoted above are the cheapest that you will find, booking at the last minute from the airport in high season, when only renting for three or fewer days. Booking a car in Colorado Springs for one week periods will get you an immediate $10 price reduction on your daily rental cost. That means, no matter what time of year you visit colorful Colorado, you will never have to spend more than $26 per day, so long as you consider that rental term.
It is best to pick your car up from the airport for the lowest rental costs. Should you decide to rent from another location, you could see the price of your rental increase by as much as 30%. To be fair, though, not all rental locations throughout the city hike their prices that much. Be sure to use the built-in search tools on our site to compare rates from different locations.
Travel Tips – General Rules
When you are driving in Colorado, there are a few important things to remember:
- License requirements in Colorado state that drivers holding any valid driver's license can drive within the state for up to one year. There is no need to obtain an international driving permit when you rent a car in Colorado, so long as your license is current and valid. You will need to present a valid form of ID, such as a passport, if you are visiting from out of country.
- Colorado is a state with massive mountains, and that means there can always be rough conditions on mountain passes and roads. While the roads are very well maintained, weather conditions and falling rocks have been known to cause problems. Maintaining proper speeds while driving on mountain roads is very important.
- All traffic moves on the right, the right-most lanes are reserved for trucks and slow-moving cars, and the left-most lanes are for passing. It is acceptable in Colorado to drive up to ten miles per hour faster than the posted speed limit while passing on the left.
- Headlights must be turned on in any form of precipitation, 30 minutes before sundown, and 30 minutes after sunrise.