Currency

US dollars ($)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than $100

  • Campgrounds and summer hostels: $10–45
  • Self-catering, food trucks, markets: $7–15
  • Ski-town shuttles: free
  • Backcountry hiking and skiing: free

Midrange: $100–250

  • Winter hostels: $85–100
  • Summer hotel rooms: $100–150
  • Meals in local restaurants: $15–25
  • Car rental: $30

Top End: More than $250

  • Winter hotel rooms: $250–1200
  • Meals in upscale restaurants: $25–100
  • Ski-lift ticket: $100–190
  • SUV rental: $60

Bargaining

Bargaining is not typical in Colorado. The only time you might hear haggling is at fairs, farmers markets or flea markets; if it does happen, the exchange is low-key and polite.

Money

ATMs are widely available. Credit and debit cards are accepted by most businesses.

Exchange Rates

AustraliaA$1$0.79
CanadaC$1$0.79
Eurozone€1$1.18
Japan¥100$0.91
MexicoMXN10$0.57
New ZealandNZ$1$0.73
UK£1$1.29

For current exchange rates, see www.xe.com.

Tipping

Generally, tipping is expected in restaurants and bars, and anytime a service has been provided. Specifically:

  • Bars $1 per drink
  • Guides 15–20% of the cost of the tour
  • Luggage Attendants $1–2 per suitcase
  • Restaurants 15–20% of the bill
  • Spas 20% of the treatment
  • Taxis 10–15% of the fare