Transportation and Maps
Transportation to, in and around Denver
Because there is so much information that travelers need about DIA,
Denver International Airport has its own page; please click this link:
DIA is the largest airport in the United States and the second largest in the world. The artistic design of the terminal is reflective of the Rocky Mountains that rise up from the prairie, just west of the airport. There are art displays all throughout the airport, some are permanent and some are passing exhibits.
Luckily, the "blue demon horse", as some have called the blue Mustang sculpture that stands
in the foreground of the airports' entrance, is a temporary exhibit. It is true that the head of the horse fell on its creator, ending his life.
DIA runs partially on a solar energy field near the terminal, that saves the environment about five
million pounds of carbon emissions every year. It's green inside the structure, as well; recycling is an active effort that DIA supports. There is free wi-fi in the airport, and there are several restaurants, coffee shops, stores, and kiosks from which to use the internet or charge electronic devices.
The terminal is twenty-five miles from the heart of downtown Denver, and public transportation is currently only available by bus, although construction is underway for the Fastracks train system that will connect DIA to the city. There is an underground rail system at DIA that carries passengers betwee Concourses B and C and the terminal. Most of the time it runs, but be aware that if it breaks down, there is no other transportation between the terminal and the concourses.
If you are coming to Denver through DIA, Moxie highly recommends that you familiarize yourself with the basic information on the DIA page above, to make your visit easier.
Denver International Airport
Getting Around Denver
Highways and Interstates
Denver is intersected by two major interstates. I-25, which runs north and south through the center of the city, and I-70, which runs east and west, just north of the center of the city.
Highway 36, otherwise known as the Boulder Turnpike, connect Denver and Boulder.
It runs at a diagonal direction; northwest to southeast.
Highway 287, named Hampden on the west and Havana on the east, and runs directly east and west, through the south of Denver.
The public bus and lightrail system in Denver is useful, but can take some time to get around. If you are using public transit, you won’t pay much, but you usually won’t get where you are going very quickly.
1800 21st Street Denver, CO 80202
Union Station is a historic building and as a gateway to Denver, it is a centerpiece of downtown culture and is surrounded by restaurants, clubs, and neighbors Coors Field where the Colorado Rockies play.
Amtrak has several vacation packages available, but Moxie loves to just get on the train and go! Taking a train means that you’ll see places that no car could get to; natural and untouched terrain.
The Denver Amtrak Station has temporarily relocated to 1800 21st Street. Amtrak will return to Union Station at 1701 Wynkoop Street in spring of 2014. For more information on the temporary relocation, click here. For more information or for Amtrak, call 800-872-7245 or the Denver office at (303) 825-2583
Good to Know:
Amtrak is such a relaxing and fun way to travel, it allows time to work, read, or rest as one travels, but it does take longer to get where you are going and Amtrak frequently runs behind schedule. If you aren’t in a hurry to get where you are going and the journey is part of the ambiance of the trip, Moxie suggests this method of travel!
Bicycle sharing program with 400 bikes located throughout the city.
Main: (303) 293-6555
Baggage: (303) 293-6563