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Why rent a car in Fort Collins?

Fort Collins is a green and scenic university city in north Colorado, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The city has a picturesque Old Town area, a thriving arts scene and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. It’s also known for its thriving craft coffee and micro-brewing industries. The city is a great location for visiting nearby destinations by hire car, such as Loveland,Greeley,Denver and Wellington.

How to get to and around Fort Collins?

If you’re arriving via Denver International Airport then it’s a 71-mile drive by rental car to Fort Collins. En route you could take a detour to visit the iconic Rocky Mountain National Park, which has over 350 miles of trails.

What brands are available?

There are various hire car providers to suit your budget and preferences, including Dollar, Alamo and Budgets. Many offer extras like free cancellation, unlimited mileage and zero excess collision cover.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Fort Collins

Known as the cultural capital of north Colorado, Fort Collins is a city with a thriving music scene and a growing cache of craft entrepreneurs, from coffee makers to beer brewers to whisky distillers. The city’s pleasant, scenic streets are filled with bicycle-riding students, cool cafes and historical buildings, and key attractions include Colorado State University’s world-class performing arts centre, the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and the hiking trails of Horsetooth Mountain, a summit at the foothills of the Rockies. The Gardens on Spring Creek is a wonderful outdoor haven to explore.

Denver, capital of Colorado, is a 65-mile drive away. Nicknamed the ‘mile-high city’ due to it being the highest major US city above sea level, Denver was also named ‘Best Place to Live in the USA’ in a 2016 report. Denver has thriving food and arts scenes, eye-catching architecture, and key attractions such as Denver Art Museum, Millennium Bridge, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Mile High Stadium and the Colorado State Capitol building.

For a day out in nature, State Forest State Park is a 79-mile drive from Fort Collins by rental car. It’s a 71,000-acre area of forest, mountain peaks and alpine lakes, and offers hiking and biking trails. If you’re lucky, you might even spot the odd moose.

Tips and tricks for driving in Fort Collins

ue to its stunning mountains ranges, Colorado is breathtaking to explore by hire car. Take extra care on winding and mountainous roads, especially during winter. The US is right-hand drive and remember to keep an eye on your mirror, as drivers don’t always indicate a direction change. Every state has different driving laws, so make sure you familiarise yourself with the Colorado ones before your visit.

Ready to plan your Fort Collins city break?

Feeling inspired to explore Fort Collins and the rest of Colorado? Check out this City Guide and use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel deals and to research the best attractions and activities.

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FAQs for car hire in Fort Collins

What’s the best price car rental in Fort Collins?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £32 in Fort Collins.

What’s the average car rental price in Fort Collins?

On average, car rentals in Fort Collins are £33.

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Fort Collins?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Fort Collins?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.