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What is the best way to get to USAFA from the Denver Airport?

LFWB dadLFWB dad Registered User Posts: 1,685 Senior Member
Any thoughts?
Post edited by LFWB dad on

Replies to: What is the best way to get to USAFA from the Denver Airport?

  • penQuinzpenQuinz Registered User Posts: 184 Junior Member
    I was told the drive is like an hour or so long. I might be mistakened, however.
  • RTBdadRTBdad Registered User Posts: 274 Junior Member
    Rule number 1: Driving in Denver is never fun. However, if you're from DC, Denver may seem like paradise.
    Rule number 2: Do not go into downtown Denver. There is a lot of construction there. I am assuming you are renting a car. Go south from the airport, then cut over west to get onto I25. You can probably find the names and numbers of the loops on any Denver map (and I am not looking at one right now.) Just remember that I25 is Colorado's main street.
    Once you're on I25 the rest is a piece of cake. It's about a 40 minute drive to USAFA. There are two entrances. You are required to take the north entrance unless you have a military ID. Fortunately, coming from Denver, you WANT to take the north entrance. Signs there will take you to the visitors center, or the check-in for orientation, or the check-in for Summer Seminar, or the parking lot for in-processing for class of 2011 (whichever applies in your case.) Lots of luck! It's not really a bad drive by urban standards and the scenery is amazing.
  • ds52262ds52262 Registered User Posts: 1,018 Member

    A shuttle to and from DIA...ride will take about an hour give or take.
  • ds52262ds52262 Registered User Posts: 1,018 Member
    it stops at the Academy Hotel (Orientation). cost 50.00
  • Guy4ChristGuy4Christ Registered User Posts: 594 Member
    I would reccomend the Academy Hotel or Drury Inn...both offer shuttle services.
  • RTBdadRTBdad Registered User Posts: 274 Junior Member
    A good deal on a car rental might be cheaper than the shuttle and would give you more freedom. I'm assuming that you are coming as a family. We stayed at the Drury last year and it was OK, but the management seemed a little lax. A few too many problems with maintenance, although everyone was quite courteous. There are a number of equally nice hotels in the area that are cheaper. Several of them within easy walking distance of the USAFA shuttle stops.
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