Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
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.
Denver International Airport is the nearest major airport and is only a 45-minute drive from Boulder. Options for getting to and from the airport include:
Green Ride Boulder is a reliable provider, delivering guests directly to many of Boulder's hotels or other locations. Rates, schedules and details are available on the Green Ride website.
You can take the Regional Transportation District (RTD) bus from DIA to Boulder (Route AB). The route makes several convenient stops in Boulder. Buses leave approximately every 60 minutes from the airport. The schedule and route information can be found on RTD's website (select route AB). Tickets are paid directly to the driver upon boarding the bus. You'll need cash and exact fare only, as drivers cannot make change. This is an economical option, with one-way tickets costing $9. 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 takes about an hour during non-peak traffic hours.
Many meeting planners find it's convenient to hold a "walking conference" in Boulder's compact downtown, with conference hotels and great venues in one easily walkable area. Public bike-sharing kiosks, called B-Cycle are located throughout Boulder and make it fun and easy to pedal from station to station at an affordable rate. 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. Attendees can look for the HOP to arrive at marked stops every 7-15 minutes, depending on season and time of day. For more information, visit the City of Boulder's website.
The city's bus system, Regional Transportation District (RTD) can also help attendees travel throughout the entire city and to regional locations and Denver. The downtown bus station at 14th and Walnut is a convenient hub for getting around town, to nearby towns, and to and from the airport via Route AB.