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Aurora is much more than a neighbor to Denver. The city is also a gateway to the Rocky Mountains, a trendy eating and drinking destination, and a scenic place to relax without the bustle of central Denver. Rent a car through Orbitz to explore Aurora, traveling at your own relaxed pace, and you’ll be treated to some spectacular sights. Drive into the Rocky Mountain Arsenal to spot bald eagles, bison, coyotes, deer and more, just moments away from central Aurora. Golf courses, sleek shopping malls, and walking trails along shaded creeks further add to the appeal of this mountain getaway.
Use your rental car in Aurora to explore the mountain-bound cities that sit at the feet of the Rocky Mountains, which run like a spine through Colorado. Here are three big destinations to visit in your rental car.
Colorado’s capital is just moments away from Aurora, and contains a wealth of cultural, artistic and scenic attractions. Before you drive off into the mountain peaks, take some time to visit the city’s botanic gardens and zoo, or stop by the celebrated art museum. The downtown district of LoDo is particularly cool, home to Victorian-era shopping streets and an array of popular restaurants.
Journey time: Around 30 minutes
Distance: Approximately 10 miles
Adventure awaits in the city of Boulder, one of the main skiing and snowboarding hubs of the western US. This is your gateway to the slopes of Eldora Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge and more. Come here in summer to hike through Eldorado Canyon, or to follow the Royal Arch Trail. It’s also where you’ll find the campus for the University of Colorado.
Journey time: Around one hour
Distance: Approximately 50 miles
The landscape changes as you drive south from Aurora to Colorado Springs. The Rocky Mountains are still the stunning backdrop to your trip, but hints of the desert creep into the scenery. Explore the Garden of the Gods to see red rocks jutting up into the sky, surrounded by woodlands and backed by snowy peaks. It’s an unusual, enchanting combination. Hike up Pike’s Peak for a taste of the Rockies.
Journey time: Around 1 hour 10 minutes
Distance: Approximately 70 miles