Find cheap car rental deals in Longmont, Colorado
Longmont is one of the many cities that follow the base of the Rocky Mountains down through the heart of Colorado. The National Park is just moments away, as are many of the other cities that serve skiers, hikers and adventurers throughout the year. Don’t rush into the mountains, though. Longmont’s downtown area is a relaxed, friendly place with a great selection of independent restaurants in historic buildings.
Rent a car through Orbitz if you’re keen to explore both the city of Longmont and the roads of the spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park, which sits at the edge of the city’s limits.
Follow the roads down the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains and you’ll encounter some of the biggest and best destinations in Colorado. We’ve highlighted three cities to visit in your rental car.
By now, Boulder is almost synonymous with winter sports. It’s one of the main destinations in the US for winter sports enthusiasts, and it’s easy to see why. Quick access to the mountains means that you can stay here while spending your days speeding down the slopes of the Rockies. Don’t miss the city in summer, though, as the hiking opportunities nearby are just as enticing.
Journey time: Around 25 minutes
Distance: Approximately 15 miles
A short distance north of Longmont lies the city of Fort Collins, which offers a 19th-century town center that you can explore in a charmingly rickety old trolley. One of the best reasons to swing by Fort Collins is to see the nearby Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. Hiking trails lead around a picturesque reservoir and up to the top of the peak, where you’ll be treated to spectacular views of the mountain range.
Journey time: Around 45 minutes
Distance: Approximately 30 miles
As befitting a state like Colorado, the capital city of Denver is laid-back, cool and in constant view of the mountains. Outdoor enthusiasts can reach the Rockies in a matter of minutes, but the city center tempts you to stay. Trendy LoDo offers restaurants and shops in Victorian buildings, while the Denver Art Museum hosts a collection of masterpieces in an unusual modernist space.
Journey time: Around 50 minutes
Distance: Approximately 35 miles