PLANNING YOUR TRIP
➜ What's so good about Colorado?
Winter in Colorado is super great for the snowboarding and skiing, building an igloo or going dog-sledding. But it is more than that, we have stunning mountain vistas, cozy pubs and the best beers in America (hint, its not all Bud), and toasty hot springs galore.. Loads of our national parks stay open for winter camping (The bears will be hibernating in Winter, you‘ll be alright).
Summer in Colorado is a party in the USA, as Miley says! We've got canyon river rafting, dude ranch horseback riding, kayaking and all kinds of watersports, zip-lining, camping, ATV tours, hiking trails, fishing... Suns out, guns out, you get the idea!
➜ How should we plan our trip?
You will want to firstly decide wether you want to visit in the wintertime or summertime.
Some campsites or parks may be closed, so in winter it is best to plan ahead and check what is open. The ski-fields are the best place to spend wintertime soaking in a hot tub and shredding the slopes.
Aspen is just a 3.5 hour drive from Denver.
In summer you can drive all the way around Colorado, and a nice route to take is to drive south from Denver to Colorado Springs and see the Garden of the Gods. See the crazy landscape on the way to Pueblo, and take route 50 through Gunnison National Forest to see the Black Canyon, or continue to route 160 to see the Great Sand Dunes and go through the Rio Grande National forest.
Follow route 550 up through more national forests, stopping at Ouray and Delta and take route 70 back to Denver.
➜ How many days do I need to drive around Colorado?
You can do this in about a week! But there are so many monuments and natural wonders to visit it could take you longer, we are happy to show you on a map our favorite places and good routes to get there
➜ Where can I find restrooms and showers?
The best place to get clean is at campsites around Colorado which have modern toilet, showering and bbq facilities, and most of them have a place to throw away trash. They provide drinking water and picnic facilities. Recreation centres in most towns (Swimming pools, sport centres) will also allow you to use the facilities for a small fee. The price varies but you shouldn‘t expect to pay more than $7.
➜ Where can I find information on weather or road hazards while driving in Colorado?
There are many websites dedicated to the weather in Colorado, as the Americans love following storms more than they love following celebrities fresh out of rehab. Our favorite site for the weather is http://www.weather.gov/ and https://alerts.weather.gov/cap/co.php?x=1
http://www.cotrip.org/map.htm is a great website to show you the road conditions and any current delays and warnings.
➜ Where can I park and camp overnight?
National forests and state parks have plenty of campgrounds available with good facilities, and there are many other private campsites around here too.
There are also rest areas every 30-40 miles where truckers stop, and all Walmarts allow sleeping overnight in their parking lots.
But take advantage of the miles and miles of beautiful national parks we have where you can sleep in the wild like a bear. Well... a bear in a campervan.
➜ What is the fuel price in Colorado?
You can check the fuel prices at www.denvergasprices.com
RENTING A KUKU CAMPER
➜ What is needed to rent a Kúkú camper?
You need a valid credit card and a valid drivers license, and you must be over 21 years old to rent with us.
➜ Do I need an international drivers license?
If your driving license is in a language other than English (Latin Characters), you will need an International License.
We need to be able to enter your details into your contract.
Licenses issued in other countries are allowed in Colorado but must be readable.
➜ Can I add an extra driver? What does it cost?
Yes! We don‘t charge for extra drivers. As long as everyone driving is over 21 years old.
➜ What is the minimum / maximum rental period?
Minimum 3 days, Maximum is the rest of your life.
➜ How do I pay?
We accept payment via credit card. You can pay cash on arrival, but we will need to take a 25% deposit first. Let us know in the comment section of your reservation if you‘re paying 25% deposit on the card and cash on arrival.
➜ Is it safe to pay with my credit card through your website?
Yes! Our site is secured by rapidSSL warranty.
➜ Can I change my reservation? Does it cost anything?
You can change it without cost anytime two weeks prior to the pickup date. Simply find the “change reservation” button in your confirmation email and through there you can access our booking system. Once in, you can change dates, extras, insurances etc.
➜ Can I cancel my reservation?
If you wish to cancel before your rental pick-up time, you must send us an email two weeks prior to your pickup time. Once cancelled, we will credit you within approximately 14 business days. Credits will be applied to the same card as you reserved the rental. You will incur a $100 processing fee. If you cancel the reservation within 14 days of your pickup time you will be billed for the full rental.
No-shows are equal to cancellation and are also billed for full rental.
➜ What kind of insurance to you offer?
If you are a US or a Canadian Citizen you can bring your own policy. We recommend that you check with your insurance company about details about your coverage deails before you pick up the Camper Van.
We offer Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) that gets you off the hook for any damage to the Camper Van or theft of the car.
We also offer Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) that will pay for damage you do to others’ vehicles or property. Your coverage will be increased to $1,000,000 for bodily injury. The basic coverage for Coloardo is 25/50/15, in other words $25,000 for bodily injury to each person, $50,000 for all bodily injury, and $15,000 for property damage, each accident. This means that by choosing SLI insurance you are raising the coverage for bodily injury from $50,000 to $1,000,000.
➜ Can I decide on insurances and extra equipment when I arrive?
Yes, Yes, you can skip or add any item; we are flexible like a circus contortionist.
Should I have received a confirmation email? If you have completed the booking process you should receive a confirmation email with your booking number no later than an hour from your booking. If you do not receive a reservation then something has gone wrong and you have to do it again. If it doesn´t work the second time, call us and we'll do it manually.
➜ Do you offer roadside assistance?
It wouldn‘t be very nice if we left you in the forest without help, would it? Of course, if your camper breaks down we offer emergency assistance. Just call us and we will arrange assistance from one of our many capable service providers that we have all around Colorado. In case of any serious emergency or car accident, please call 911.
➜ Are any of your campers Automatic transmission?
Yep, they all are :)
➜ Are the camper vans equipped with winter tires during winter?
Yes all our camper vans are on winter tires during winter.
➜ Does the camper van have a toilet and shower?
No, our campers don’t have a toilet or shower. But don’t worry, there are many gas stations, small shops or restaurants where you can use the bathroom facilities. You can also use them at swimming pools and campgrounds.
➜ What is included in your camper rental rates?
We have a no hidden fee policy. Included in the rental is CDW insurance and additional drivers.
➜ Can I drop the camper off after-hours?
Yes, you can. If you are planning to return the camper at our office, then simply park the camper in front of our office, lock it and put the keys through the hatch on our office door. You can also drop the camper off at the airport after hours, please ask for instructions on where to leave the camper.
➜ Can I pick up a camper after hours?
Sorry but that’s not possible. We only give out campers between 09:00am and 05:00pm throughout the week.
➜ If I reserve the camper to be picked up at the airport, do you bring the camper to the airport?
We'll pick you up at the airport and drive you to our office. At the office you can relax and we will take the time to give you a proper introduction to Colorado.