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Denver and Colorado

Colorado is a state full of friendly people living in the many cities and towns in and near the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Denver is situated at the foot of those great mountains and, at an elevatin of 5,280 feet (1 mile), enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Colorado is the perfect place for active people who enjoy outdoor recreation such as hiking and camping, or most famously, skiing and snowboarding. See the ELC Photo Album for pictures of Colorado as seen through the camera of ELC students.  Click HERE to see an ELC student Newsletter about activities in the area. 

Travel Information

Students enjoying colorado Denver International Airport (DIA) is about one hour northeast of the University of Denver. You can find complete information about transportation from the Airport to the city of Denver in the ground transportation area near the Baggage Claim. For more information, please visit the DIA official web site at

There are several ways to get from the airport to the DU campus:

  • Bus - The "RTD Skyride" costs $7 to $11 (have exact amount in cash) one-way from the airport to the University of Denver. Take the bus from the ground transportation area to the Market Street Station (17th & Market) in downtown Denver, then transfer to bus #0 and finally take bus #21 at the light rail station on Broadway and I-25 to DU campus. For more information please visit the RTD web site
  • Shuttle Service - ABC Shuttle Services operates from the ground transportation area at the airport and can take you to the DU area. The shuttle runs every 20-30 minutes from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. and costs $20 per person one-way. Call 1-877-795-6078 or 1-303-696-9559 from the Baggage Claim Area to arrange for pickup. Boarding is on the 5th level, Island 3. Look for the red, white and blue logo on gray vans. For more information, please visit the ABC Shuttle web site.
  • Taxi - Taxi rides from DIA are expensive - around $50. You can get a taxi in the ground transportation area at DIA, or you can call one of the following numbers:
    Metro taxi: 303-333-3333
    Yellow Cab: 303-777-7777
    Zone Cab: 303-444-8888