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Denver International Airport, or locally referred to as DIA, is the largest airport in the United States and the third-largest airport in the world by surface area, boasting 53 square miles of total area with astonishing architecture and gorgeous mountain views. Denver Airport is located along Peña Boulevard and is approximately 40 minutes away from downtown Denver.
The main terminal of Denver Airport, known as Jeppesen Terminal, has six official floors. The departing passenger drop-off is at level 6 whereas the arriving passenger pick-up is at level 4. DIA is open 24 hours, but the checkpoint hours of operation vary per location. Parking is also open 24 hours as well as the cell-phone waiting lot where drivers wait when picking up a passenger.
There are RV rental depots near Denver International Airport including Apollo at 3280 Chambers Road in Aurora and Road Bear at 7685 Dahlia Street in Commerce City. Most rental companies provide a complimentary transfer to and from the airport so make sure to coordinate your arrival and departure details with your provider.
Denver Meadows RV Park, located in the city of Aurora on North Potomac Street, is a short 16-minute drive from Denver International Airport via Peña Boulevard. This RV campground provides pull-through sites, laundry facilities, showers, restrooms, and more. The campervan rental park boasts of its recreational features such as barbecue areas, pool tables, and table tennis.
Cherry Creek State Park, located in the city of Aurora on South Parker Road, is just around 30 minutes away from Denver Airport. The campground has deluxe full hookups, showers, restrooms, and laundry facilities. Campers can enjoy the state park’s facilities including a swimming beach, fishing areas, picnic areas, horseback riding, hiking trails, volleyball courts and shooting ranges.
Denver East/Strasburg KOA is also a 30-minute drive from DEN via I-70 W and only 50 miles from the base of the Rocky Mountains. They offer pull-through RV sites with 50-amp service. Guests can take advantage of the campground’s amenities including a swimming pool, playground, meeting room, bike rentals, and picnic areas.
Lakeside Amusement Park, located at I-70 and Sheridan Boulevard, is the perfect place for family fun. It is just around 24 minutes away from Denver International Airport. This park features a Kiddie's Playland with lots of rides suited for young children. Lakeside also has other fun attractions such as bumper cars, bumper boats, and spinning rides like the Scrambler and the Spider.
Water World can be found in Federal Heights on North Pecos Street and just a short 30-minute drive from Denver Airport. This water park has numerous attractions suited for all ages including Pirates Plunge, Screamin' Mimi, and Tortuga Run. Of course, food is essential in any theme park and Water World has a great selection of all-time fave American snacks.
Elitch Gardens on Elitch Circle features 63 acres of theme and water park fun. It will only take around 30 minutes to drive here coming from Denver Airport. This park features over 50 rides so it is best to park your RV rental and spend the whole day exploring its attractions. Whether you prefer water rides, thrill rides, or family rides, you can keep the fun rolling at Elitch Gardens.
You need to be at least 25 years old to be able to rent an RV, but there are some companies that accept drivers age 21 to 25.
Most RV rental providers offer free shuttle service from the airport to their depot. If it is not provided, you can take a taxicab or book a ride from a ride app service to get to the depot. Take note that you can only pick up the RV during the provider’s normal business hours.
Return the RV to the same place where you’ve picked it up unless otherwise given a different instruction by your provider. Make sure to return the vehicle within the depot’s hours of operation.
There are several gas stations near Denver Airport where you can refuel your RV including Phillips 66 located at 7680 Peña Boulevard. This gas station is open 24 hours and a short 10-minute drive from the airport.