Now easier than ever to get from Denver International Airport (DEN) to downtown Denver with the opening of the new Denver airport train line. $10.50 will provide travelers access to the A Line, to get from the airport to Denver Union Station.
The A Line opened in April 2016 and is the heart of downtown, which is the city’s new transportation hub and “living room,” thanks to its plush surroundings. From Union Station, travelers can access additional local and regional transportation service, such as a light rail, regional and local buses, Amtrak rail service, taxis and the free 16th Street Mall shuttle (MallRide) and free downtown MetroRide buses that provides access to most downtown hotels. The new Denver airport rail has six (6) stops between the airport and Denver Union Station. The ride takes approximately 37 minutes.
Regional Transportation District (RTD)
Public transit for metropolitan Denver/Boulder. One-Day and Five-Day Passes are available for unlimited travel for bus and light rail service in the Denver metro area. Passes can be purchased individually or at a discount for large groups. Please visit the website for more information at www.rtd-denver.com.
Services from Uber and Lyft are available in the Mile High City.
16th Street MallRide
MallRide, a free hybrid vehicle, scoots up and down the 16-block tree-lined retail core of downtown Denver, also home to hotels, restaurants, office buildings, residences and public spaces. Hop on at any intersection on 16th Street between Civic Center Station at Broadway near the Colorado State Capital and Union Station on the west end.
Taxi cabs offer a flat rate from the airport to downtown Denver of $55.15 (rate includes airport access fee).
- Freedom Cab: +1 303 444 4444
- Metro Taxi: +1 303 333 3333
- Union Taxi: +1 303 922 2222
- Yellow Cab: +1 303 777 7777
Colorado Convention Center from Denver International Airport
Go North on Terminal Return towards Pena Boulevard. Take Pena Boulevard to I-70 West. Continue on I-70 West to I-25 South, and take Speer Boulevard South (Exit 212B). Turn left at Stout Street. From Stout Street, turn right on 14th Street and proceed to the facility entrances located on 14th Street between Stout and California Street. The entrance to our parking garage is located on northbound Speer Boulevard between Stout Street and Champa.
From Boulder or Northern Colorado
Take the US-36 East ramp towards Denver. Take I-25 South/I-76West/US- 87 South ramp towards Denver. Merge onto I-25 South/US-87 South ramp. Take I-25 South and exit on Speer Boulevard South (Exit 212B). From Speer Boulevard South, turn left at Stout Street. From Stout Street, turn right on 14th Street and proceed to the facility entrances located on 14th Street between Stout and California Street.
From Southern Colorado or the Denver Tech Center
Take I-25 North. Take the US-40/Colfax Avenue East exit (Exit 210A). Merge onto Colfax Avenue going East. Merge into the left-hand lane. Turn left at Kalamath Street. Kalamath Street becomes Stout Street as it crosses over Speer Boulevard. From Stout Street, turn right on 14th Street and proceed to the facility entrances located on 14th Street between Stout and California Street.
From West Metro Denver
Take I-70 East. Merge onto I-25 South. Take I-25 South to Speer Boulevard South (Exit 212B). Take Speer Boulevard South and turn left at Stout Street. From Stout Street, turn right on 14th Street and proceed to the facility entrances located on 14th Street between Stout and California Street.
Welcome to Denver!
Denver boasts one of the largest, most exciting, and walkable downtowns in America. Within a mile radius, downtown Denver has three major sports stadiums, the nation’s second-largest performing arts center, three colleges with 30,000 students, an assortment of art and history museums, a mint that produces 10 billion coins a year, a river offering white water rafting, a $140 million theme and water park, a $100 million aquarium, and an exciting variety of restaurants.
Exploring the City
While in Denver for URTeC 2023, take some time to enjoy the sights. With activities for everyone, there’s plenty to see and do while you’re in town. Visit www.denver.org for more information. Below are some of the exciting places you can visit during your stay.
- Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater
- Denver Union Station
- Coors Brewery Tour
- 16th Street Mall
- U.S. Mint
- Colorado Railroad Museum
- Denver Zoo
The Colorado Convention Center is conveniently located in vibrant downtown Denver. It is within walking distance of some of the city’s most popular attractions. Whether you spend time leisurely shopping at the 16th Street Mall, dining at one of the many high-quality restaurants, visiting inspiring museums, or enjoying a Colorado Rockies game, there is something for everybody in downtown Denver.
Denver Museum of Science and Nature
From stunning prehistoric fossils to an exploration of outer space, The Denver Museum of Nature & Science amazes visitors with realistic visions of the past, present, and future. The Gates Planetarium is one of the most sophisticated planetariums in the country, giving visitors unparalleled insight into the workings of the cosmos, and the Phipps IMAX Theater features brilliantly filmed IMAX entertainment.
Denver was founded at Confluence Park as a gold mining camp in 1858. Today, the river park is the heart of Denver’s 850-mile bike trail network and is surrounded by attractions. Ride the Platte River Trolley to the Downtown Aquarium to see stingrays and sharks and The Children’s Museum of Denver, with dozens of interactive “playscapes” for younger kids. Eat and drink in the nearby neighborhoods of Riverfront, LoHi, and Highlands
In summer, Denver enjoys low humidity, which makes for warm sunny days and cool but comfortable evenings. The average daily temperatures range from lows of 55 to highs of 85 degrees Fahrenheit in July. The mild weather is due in part to the city’s altitude: 5,280 feet above sea level—or exactly a “mile high.”