Travel and Accommodations
Travel by Air
Airports: The Denver airport (DEN) is the closest major airport.
The Regional Transportation District SkyRide Bus (Route AB) offers a convenient option to and from the airport for $13 one way. Once you arrive at the airport, head to the 5th floor and exit out of the West Terminal of the airport. You may board the bus with correct change or go to the Regional Transportation District (RTD) counter just south of door 506. The RTD loading area is in Island 5, 5th lane from the airport, between doors 506 and 510 (If you exited an odd numbered door, you are on the wrong side of the airport). You may get off the bus at the Boulder Transit Hub (downtown) or at 16th and Broadway (University of Colorado).
There are several shared van options. It is recommended that you call ahead or reserve a seat online. If you pick a van at the airport, the preferred Boulder shuttle options are: Boulder SuperShuttle, and Green Ride Boulder. Both offer competitive rates, $25-30 one way.You may also utilize a taxi for approximately $90 one way. Taxis are located on both the East and West terminals of the 5th floor.
Travel by Car
From Denver International Airport to the Boulder Quality Inn & Suites - Take Peña Boulevard to exit the airport and merge onto US I-70 W. Continue on I-70 W to exit 279A for Highway 36 W (follow signs for Interstate 270 W/Fort Collins/Boulder). Continue onto Highway 36 W (the Denver-Boulder Turnpike). Highway 36 W becomes 28th Street in Boulder city limits. Exit Left onto Arapahoe from 28th Street (the second light you come to). The Boulder Quality Inn and Suites will be on your left mid-block between 21st and 20th streets.From Denver International Airport to the University of Colorado Dorms - Take Peña Boulevard to exit the airport and merge onto US I-70 W. Continue on I-70 W to exit 279A for highway 36 W (follow signs for Interstate 270 W/Fort Collins/Boulder). Continue onto highway 36 W (the Denver-Boulder Turnpike). Highway 36 W becomes 28th Street in Boulder city limits. Exit Left onto Colorado (the first light you come to. Colorado runs through the center of campus. The University of Colorado Campus is bounded by Arapahoe Avenue to the North, Broadway to the West, 28th Street/ Highway 36 W to the East and Baseline to the South.
Parking on campus? All-day parking permits can be purchased at the University of Colorado Parking Services Building: 1050 Regent Drive. The office is open M-F at 7:45 a.m. Arriving on Sunday? CU has an online map indicating free lots on Sunday (Sewall Dorms are in the upper left-hand portion of the map) There are also some spaces along University Avenue between Broadway and 14th Street that are metered but free on Sunday.
Sewall Dorm Rooms: University of Colorado at Boulder
Dorm registration is now closed.Staying in the dorms? Please consult the Dorm Instructions for Check In (Acrobat (PDF) 246kB Jul8 15)
Dorm accommodations include a linen package (one set of non-fitted sheets and towels), pillow, pillowcase and blanket or bedspread. Housekeeping services are not provided in individual guest rooms. Housekeeping service is provided in restrooms and public areas. Rooms are furnished with extra-long twin beds, a dresser, bookcase, desk and closet. Telephones are not provided in rooms and phone jacks are not active. A microfridge (microwave, refrigerator and freezer) is provided in each room. TV lounges are located in each building. All rooms are non-smoking.
The Earth Educators' Rendezvous has blocks of rooms held at the following local hotels:
Boulder Creek Quality Inn
Millennium Harvest House Boulder
Hyatt Place- Boulder/Pearl Street
While on campus, participants can access internet by connecting to UCB Guest Wireless. You must accept the CU OIT Terms and Conditions to use the service. More information can be found on UCB's Office of Information Technology's website.
The University of Colorado Memorial Center (UMC), offers several lunchtime choices, conveniently located downstairs from the poster hall.
- The Alferd Packer Grill
- Baby Doe's Bakery and Coffee
- Celestial Seasonings
- Domino's Pizza
- Cold Stone Creamery (Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt)
- Panda Express
- Jamba Juice
In addition, there are plenty of off-campus restaurants within walking distance of campus.
The easiest way to orient yourself in town is that the mountains are roughly to your West. You can see the mountains at all times the sun is up in Boulder. The sun sets around 7:30pm in Boulder due to our proximity to the mountains.
Finding your way around campus:
- We encourage you to print out a campus map and bring it with you to the workshop.
- Other helpful maps:
Boulder is located at an elevation of 5,430 feet. While true altitude sickness is rare for visitors, you may experience dry skin/lips, dehydration, or get winded easily. Be sure to drink lots of water and it is recommended you bring a water bottle and chapstick.
Boulder has exceptionally nice weather, with average highs in the 90s and nighttime lows in the 60s. However in July, we typically see very brief rain showers in the afternoons. You should dress in layers.
If you have further questions, please contact Krista Herbstrith at firstname.lastname@example.org