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Rocky Mountain Zipline Adventure

Rocky Mountain Zipline Adventure
USD 105.00
Enjoy the fresh Colorado air and admire the views of the Rocky Mountains as you fly through trees and over meadows on a zipline! Ride on some of Colorado’s longest zipline tracks on a course that spans more than 6,000 feet (1,828 m). Enjoy scenic hikes between the ziplines. This Rocky Mountain zipline adventure is perfect for those seeking an adrenaline-filled outdoor experience!

History and Whiskey Tour in Denver

History and Whiskey Tour in Denver
2 hours 30 minutes
USD 35.00
Tour includes one hour of Denver's history. The other half of the tour includes a behind-the-scenes tour of Mile High Spirits along with a whiskey, spirits, cocktails tasting.

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Denver Airport (DEN) Car Rental

Welcome to the car rental Denver Airport information page with information on Denver Airport car rental options, including which side do you drive on, transmission types, local Denver driving stress, licences, and more. You may also compare your Denver Airport car rental options and search for the best available Denver car rental rates in the search box below.

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Denver Airport Car Rental Desk Locations

Denver Airport car hire options include most major car rental agencies.

Desks for Denver Airport rental cars may be found at level 5 of the terminal building.

Denver Airport Car Rental Companies

Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty

Denver Driving Information

Driving is on the right side of the road.

All Denver Airport rental cars are automatic transmission.

Your local drivers' licence is required.

An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language (you may inquire when you pick up your car).

Denver Driving Stress Level: 4/10

Getting around by car is easy outside of the peak rush hour periods (07:00 - 09:00 and 16:00 - 18:00), when there is congestion on major roads such as the I-25, I-70 and US36 to Boulder.


There are a couple of major toll roads in the Denver area to be aware of, and they can help you avoid some serious rush hour traffic on I-70 and I-25:

  • E-470 connects the airport to the southeast, east, northeast and northwest suburbs, C-470 at its southern terminus, and the Northwest Parkway at its northern terminus, leading to Boulder. E-470 is a "cashless" toll road - there are no longer any toll plazas and no way to pay tolls except via an in-car device or a billing service. If renting a car, check to see if the rental car agency provides for proper billing; otherwise, you may be subject to billed tolls and hefty service charges. Tolls are USD 2-4 and without an in-car device, service charges can run to USD 25 or more. 
  • Northwest Parkway connects to the north end of E-470 leading to north, northeast and northwest suburbs, and Boulder. Also accessible from I-25. Tolls are up to USD 3 each, and booths accept only cash. There's no attendant between 22:00 - 06:00, so pay attention to the signs; though some booths still accept exact change, others require you to pay online or by mail.


Denver Airport Car Rental Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com has a mixed recommendation on a Denver Airport car rental

A car is not necessary for visits limited to Downtown Denver, as everything is within walking distance or accessible by public transport. On the other hand, if you plan to go outside of downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods, a Denver Airport rental car is the most convenient form of transportation.

 DEN Denver Airport Car Rental Shuttle

Most of the contracted Denver Airport car rental companies provide a courtesy shuttle service to their facilities and have service counters located in Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5 of DIA Airport.

Car Rental Shuttle Tipping Recommendation: Tipping optional, USD 1-2

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Last Updated: 12 May 2016