AUM 2008 in the Rockies

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View on the drive to Estes Park Long's Peak rises majestically near Colorado Highway 7, one of the scenic routes between Estes Park and Boulder.

Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport
Denver is home to Denver International Airport, a streamlined facility completed in 1995. The airport is a destination for numerous airlines, including American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Northwest, Southwest, and United.
About the airport

plane Airline tickets

You can search for the best airline ticket price online through Sidestep, AARP (if you are a member), Cheaptickets, Expedia, Hotwire, Lowfares, Priceline, Orbitz, Travelocity, and Yahoo.

Here are some sample online fares from various cities to Denver, Colorado. Prices vary, but this list gives a general idea of fares as of January, 2008:

Atlanta: $384
Boston: $323
Charlotte: $293
Chicago: $252
Dallas: $245
Los Angeles: $304
Madison: $223
New York: $305
Phoenix: $163
Sacramento: $349
San Fransisco: $296
San Jose: $178
Seattle: $184

Estes Park Shuttle

Photos of the route between Denver airport and the YMCA

Estes Park Shuttle
Estes Park is approximately a two-hour drive from Denver International Airport. The Estes Park Shuttle offers a comfortable and scenic ride from the airport directly to the YMCA of the Rockies. We advise you to take this shuttle, since there will be no other pickup arrangements and AUM attendees will be responsible for getting themselves to the YMCA of the Rockies.

In June, six shuttles make the trip daily. Cost one-way is $45; round trip is $85. Below is the schedule for summer 2008; please check times directly with the shuttle before you book your plane tickets, as the schedule may change.

Airport to Estes Park —
Departure times:
Estes Park to airport —
Departure times:
8:00 a.m. 5:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

For up-to-date schedule and pricing information, please call Estes Park Shuttle at (970) 586-5151 or see the Web page:

Rental cars Rental cars
Rental car agencies are located on level 5 of the main terminal at Denver International Airport. Car agencies that operate out of the airport are listed at:


Yellow cab Other transportation
For information on ground transportation services (buses, shuttles, limos, taxis) between the airport and the surrounding area, visit the Ground Transportation Information Counter on level 5 of the main airport terminal; call (800) AIR-2Den or (303) 342-4059; or see the Web page:

Driving map to Estes Park

Google map - Estes Park, CO

To get this Google map of the YMCA, Search on "2515 Tunnel Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA". You can zoom out to see different views of the route from Denver to the YMCA.

Directions from Denver airport to YMCA (fastest route):

  • Exit the airport via Pena Blvd.
  • Take #6B/E-470 Tollway NORTH onto E-470 NORTH toward Fort Collins
  • Take exit #47 onto I-25 NORTH toward Fort Collins
  • Exit at #243 toward Lyons/Longmont
  • Turn left on CO-66
  • Follow signs for 36 West (go through the towns of Longmont and Lyons)
  • Turn left on Elkhorn Ave.
  • Turn left on Moraine Ave.
  • Turn right at stop sign (by Big Slide and Doughnut House)
  • Drive straight through the Marys Lake Rd. intersection and stay in the left lane.
  • US-36 becomes CO-66
  • Look for signs -- Estes Park Center entrance on your right-hand side

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