Boulder Meeting Transportation
As your meeting attendees make their way into Boulder on Highway 36, cresting the hill known as Davidson Mesa and looking down into the Boulder Valley, you may hear a few gasps. It's a breathtaking view of the city spread out before you, cradled by the red sandstone and pine-dotted foothills and with glimpses of the white-capped Rocky Mountains beyond.
With a little planning, the pleasure of arriving to Boulder can be easily continued as you transport your group around this well laid-out city. Below are some tips for arriving to Boulder and getting around once you're here.
Arriving by Air
Denver International Airport is the closest major airport to Boulder and is located approximately one hour east. For detailed information about Denver International Airport, please visit www.flydenver.com/. Options for getting to and from the airport include:
RTD operates a bus from DIA to Boulder (Route AB) that makes several convenient stops in Boulder. Buses leave approximately every 60 minutes from the airport. The schedule can be found on RTD's website (select route AB). Tickets are paid directly to the driver upon boarding the bus (cash and exact change only). This is a more economical option, with one-way tickets costing $13. RTD has an information booth on the baggage claim level of the Main Terminal. The trip takes approximately 1.5 hours. www.rtd-denver.com
Driving to Boulder from DIA
Take Pena Boulevard and merge onto I-70 west. Take I-70 to I-270 west. Continue onto Highway 36, which will take you to the east side of Boulder. This route is easy, free of tolls and fast during non-peak traffic hours.
Public Transit in Boulder
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) bus system services just about every corner of Boulder. The main downtown bus station, the Boulder Transit Center, is located at 14th and Walnut, with in-town routes serving Boulder and regional routes serving nearby destinations including Denver. For more information, visit www.rtd-denver.com.
Boulder's Community Transit Network (CTN) also provides bus service for Boulder with the easy-to-ride HOP, HOP2, SKIP, JUMP, BOUND, DASH, STAMPEDE and BOLT routes. The HOP's circuit, in particular, is a very useful shuttle-like service for meeting attendees traveling from meetings sites to popular locations including downtown, the Twenty Ninth Street shopping area and the University of Colorado campus. The HOP arrives at clearly marked stops every 7-15 minutes, depending on season and time of day. For more information, visit the City of Boulder's website.