Denver International Airport (DIA) is the 5th busiest airport in the United States, serviced by 14 airlines, with nonstop flights to/from more than 160 U.S. cities and 19 international cities. DIA is located 23 miles northeast of downtown Denver. Ground transportation options between the airport and downtown include RTD SkyRide Public Bus, Commercial Shuttle/SuperShuttle, and taxi service. Costs range from $11 to $55 one-way. Additional information is available at www.flydenver.com.
Colorado is bordered by seven other states and is roughly 340 miles from the center of the contiguous United States. With 25 Scenic and Historic Byways, it’s hard not to find an enjoyable road to travel in Colorado (for example, “The Million-Dollar Highway”: www.roadtripamerica.com/places/million.htm). Wander off the major north-south (I-25) and east-west (I-70) thoroughfares to see the real Colorado and geologic points of interest along the way.
Greyhound provides service to and from Denver. The downtown Greyhound station is located at Arapahoe and 19th Street, about eight blocks from the Colorado Convention Center and three blocks from the free 16th Street Shuttle. For more information, go to www.greyhound.com.
Experience one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America—the California Zephyr! The Zephyr runs daily between Chicago and San Francisco with a stop in Denver. The train station is located in downtown Denver at the intersection of 21st and Wewatta Streets. Learn more at www.amtrak.com and www.denverunionstation.org. The California Zephyr also has an onboard Trails & Rails program operating between Denver and Grand Junction, Colorado.
The 15th step on the west side of the Colorado State Capitol is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level – one mile high. The carving in the steps is actually the wrong spot. The correct mile high spot is two steps higher and indicated by a brass marker. Photo by David Falconer. Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Once you arrive …
See Getting Around in Denver.