Parking on campus and walking to JILA

Guests will park in lot 327 (C4CParking Garage) each day. View Google Maps for getting to 2010 Willard Loop Dr, C4C Parking Garage and walking from C4C Parking Garage to JILA.

Walking from Parking to JILA

Event locations

JILA X317 & X325: Building map type in JILA select floor 3

Getting Here

It is best to fly into Denver International Airport (DIA), which is located approximately 45 minutes away from Boulder. To get to Boulder from DIA, take the RTD AB or ABA bus, which costs $9.00 one-way. (Please note that if paying on the bus, you will need to have the exact amount; change is not provided.) The bus leaves once an hour, roughly 20 to 30 mins after the hour, from the Transit Center accessed from the south exit on level 5 (look for the large American flag). Exit the terminal through the sliding glass doors and take the escalator located in the center of the plaza down to level 1. For further details, click here. For information on bus schedules, check the RTD booth or online here. To view the schedule to Boulder, select the "View skyRide schedules—lettered routes, e.g. AB/ABA” link. RTD buses run many routes, so it is important that you take the AB or ABA route. The bus makes a few stops on the way to Boulder and then has quite a few stops within Boulder.

Other modes of transportation between DIA and Boulder include:

  • Supershuttle (phone: 303-227-0000 or website) which provides door-to-door service and also leaves DIA hourly.
  • Green Ride Boulder Shuttle. View schedules here. They will leave DIA 30-35 minutes after the hour. Please go to Level 5 (Main Level), Island 5, Outside Door 504. This is on the West side of the Terminal. The shuttle will deliver you directly to your hotel or the Physics building.
  • Driving: Maps from Airport to Parking and to JILA
    Please note: The northerly route is a faster tollway. Current one-way tolls are $13.45. You can check this website for information. Enter "Pena Boulevard Exchange/Denver International Airport" for starting point and "NWP / I-25 Interchange" for ending point. The southerly route uses free roadways and includes stoplights and suburban driving.


  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder: Click on link for CU rates starting at $174.
    • Address: 2601 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80302
    • Phone: 303-443-2600
  • Hilton Garden Inn Boulder: Click on link for CU rates starting at $164.
    • Address: 2701 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302
    • Phone: 303-443-2200

Full list of CU Boulder suggestions: To book with one of our preferred hotels, you can book on the hotel's CU website (if a link is provided) or call the hotel directly.  If you call to make a reservation directly with any of the preferred hotels, make sure to mention "the University of Colorado special rate".