A Travel Price Comparison for Colorado Denver vs. Pueblo for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Denver or Pueblo?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Denver or Pueblo, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Denver or Pueblo?


The capital of Colorado, Denver is commonly referred to as "The Mile-High City" because it is at an elevation of 5,280 feet (1,600 meters) above sea level. It also sits where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, giving a beautiful backdrop for this metropolitan city. The city is the largest in the Rocky Mountains with a population of more than 600,000 and nearly 3 million in the metropolitan area. Denver is a cosmopolitan city with cowboy roots. It's cultural scene is thriving, and the outdoor recreation in the area is superb. Denver is a rapidly growing city but with change comes challenges. Urban sprawl is a problem and the city's infrastructure has reached its limits. Still, efforts are in place to maintain the character and personality that Denver is known for.


Pueblo is a surprisingly large community in the state of Colorado that has a population of more than 100,000. Many travelers pass through this area if they're heading into the mountain area from the southeast. It's sits along Interstate Highway 25 and is only forty five miles from Colorado Springs. There's a regional airport in the area as well. In town there is a bus service run by the City Of Pueblo Transit. Rides cost $1.00, but it is highly recommended that you have your own vehicle when visiting town.

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Which place is cheaper, Pueblo or Denver?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Denver is $218, while the average daily cost in Pueblo is $284. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Denver and Pueblo in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Denver $87
    Pueblo $276
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Denver $174
    Pueblo $552
Compare Hotels in Denver and Pueblo

Looking for a hotel in Denver or Pueblo? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Denver

Hotels in Pueblo

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Denver Hotel Prices and Pueblo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Denver $101
    Pueblo -

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Denver

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Denver:

  • Denver hotel or address to Denver Airport (DEN) - Departure Private Transfer: $50
  • Denver Airport BJC to Winter Park Ski Resort Arrival Transfer: $92
  • Private Transfer from Denver Airport DEN to Denver in Business Car: $107
  • Denver Airport (DEN) to Glenwood Springs - Arrival Transfer: $119
  • Denver Airport (DEN) to Glenwood Springs - Round-Trip Transfer: $119
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Denver International Airport: $125
  • Denver Airport (DEN) to Winter Park - Arrival Private Transfer: $130
  • Departure Private Transfer: Denver to Denver Airport DEN in Luxury SUV: $135
  • Departure Private Transfer: Denver to Denver Airport DEN in Luxury Van: $135
  • Private Transfer from Denver Airport DEN to Denver in Luxury Van: $135
  • Round trip transfer in Private Car from-to Denver Int. Airport (DEN) to Downtown: $144
  • Denver Airport to Breckenridge/Keystone/Copper - Arrival Transfer: $195

Is it cheaper to fly into Denver or Pueblo?

Prices for flights to both Pueblo and Denver change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Denver $42
    Pueblo $7.64
Typical Food Prices in Denver

Some typical examples of dining costs in Denver are as follows:

  • Sushi Dinner (for 2)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Denver

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Denver.

  • RiNo Arts District Food Tour: $79
  • Downtown Denver Food Tour: $79
  • Arts District Walking Food Tour: $79
  • Mystery Puzzle Food Tour in Golden, CO: $80
  • The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show - Denver, CO: $86

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Denver $52
    Pueblo -

Tours and Activities in Denver

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Denver are as follows:

  • Discover A Walking Tour of Denver's Top Sights: $5.00
  • Denver’s Downtown: Past and Present In-App Audio Tour (ENG): $9.00
  • Unique Scavenger Hunt Experience in Denver by Operation City Quest: $10
  • Scavenger Hunt Adventure on Your Phone: $10
  • Denver Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $13
  • Molly Brown House Museum Self-Guided Tour & Entry: $14
  • Denver Botanic Gardens General Admission Ticket: $16
  • General Admission to Denver Botanic Gardens Ticket: $16
  • Colorado Rockies Baseball Game Ticket at Coors Field: $16
  • History and Architecture Walking Tours: $20
  • Haunted Tour with Ghost Hunting Gear: $20
  • Unique Scavenger Hunt Experience in Aurora by Zombie Scavengers: $20

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Denver $5.31
    Pueblo -

Sample the Local Flavors in Denver

Also in Denver, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Terrors Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl: $35
  • Vintner's Personalized Wine Tasting Experience: $60
  • Wine Tasting with Cheese, Charcuterie, and Dessert : $74
  • Denver Pedicab Brewery Tour: $130

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Denver and Pueblo, we can see that Pueblo is more expensive. And not only is Denver much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Denver would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Denver and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Pueblo would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Pueblo than you might in Denver.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Denver Expensive? and Is Pueblo Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Denver or Pueblo?

Denver has a larger population, and is about 5 times larger than the population of Pueblo. When comparing the sizes of Denver and Pueblo, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.