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Getting to Boulder:

Three means of getting to the conference hotel (the St Julien) in Boulder are by renting a car and driving, taking the Boulder SuperShuttle, or taking the public bus service (RTD). Below is information on each.

Rental Car
If you will be renting a car at DIA and driving to the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder, there is a toll route. Use this link for a map that has links for three routes you can take. Use either route 1 (E-470 N, about 47 minutes, $9 toll) or route 2 (US 36-W, about 52 minutes, no toll). In either case, you will enter Boulder by coming south on US-36, whichturns into 28th Street once inside Boulder. It is hard to get lost in Boulder because the mountains are always to the west. 28th street is a major North-South street to the east of the St. Julien. Take 28th Street to Canyon Blvd., take a left (west, toward the mountains) on Canyon Blvd. Continue west on Canyon Blvd. to 9th Street, take a right on 9th Street, then take your first right on Walnut Street. The hotel entrance will be on your right.

Boulder Shuttle
Another way to get to the St. Julien Hotel is by the Boulder Supershuttle. This service will pick you up at DIA and take you to the St Julien Hotel, and take you from the hotel back to the Airport.If you have any questions regarding fares, destinations, service areas, confirmations or any other reservation specific questions, email reservations@supershuttle.net or call 800.BLUE.VAN (800.258.3826).

Town Car
Contact the St. Julien Concierge Desk to set up a town car to pick up hotel guests. The cost is $120 including gratuity each way, with the advantage being that the trip takes 45 minutes instead of the hour and a half (estimated time of Supershuttle).

Taxi
The cost of a taxi is about $100.00 not including gratuity.

RTD Bus
A third way to get between DIA and Boulder is by bus (RTD). Here is the RTD schedule between DIA and Boulder. (Note the pickup locations at DIA.) The "West Bound" link on this website shows the final destination in Boulder at the RTD bus terminal at the intersection of 14th Street and Walnut. This is very close to the St. Julien. If you walk five blocks west on Walnut Street, you are at the St. Julien.


Dining:

See this Wall Street Journal article reviewing several outstanding Boulder restaurants. Boulder was recently named 'Foodiest Town in America' by Bon Appetit.

Salt, The Kitchen, and the Black Cat are all within an easy walk of the St Julien. Frasca is a slightly longer walk, about 8 blocks.

Recommended Restaurants:

Salt
1047 Pearl St.
303-444-7258

The Kitchen
1039 Pearl St.
303-544-5973

Black Cat
1964 13th St.
303-444-9110

Frasca
1738 Pearl St.
303-442-6966

Jax Fish House
928 Pearl St.
303-441-1811

 

Attractions and Fun Stuff:


Boulder

Here is a great website for Boulder attractions.

Outside of Boulder

If you have a day or two to spend in the area, here are some popular tourist spots:

Peak to Peak Highway from Blackhawk (about 35 minutes from Boulder) to Estes Park. It is easy to spend a day shopping in Estes Park.

Red Rocks: Home of the famous outdoor amphitheater.


Rocky Mountain National Park

Another beautiful drive is from Boulder, through Estes Park, to Rocky Mountain National Park. And when you get there, boy is it beautiful... with some fantastic hikes.
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Summit County

Summit County is the mountain playground for people from Denver and you can do any possible outdoor activity there in spectacular settings.... hike, bike, sail, horseback ride, golf, etc.

This is due east from Denver on I-70. It's about 1 hour and 40 minutes from Boulder. Spend the day either in the charming towns (Frisco old west, Breckenridge more victorian old west).

If you can spend time in this area, there are fabulous hikes -- especially for those who like wildflowers.

One of our favorites is Shrine Mountain Pass. Go from Summit County west on I-70 to Vail Pass, get off and drive on dirt road to Shrine Mountain. Hike (about 2 hours, not too strenuous) to incredible overlook of shrine mountain, spectacular wildflowers that time of year. It is critical to get an early start in the morning. In that part of the state, mornings are always crystal clear blue sky days and afternoons are prone to early thundershowers.

Denver

If you are interested in more civilized stuff rather than all outdoorsy, in Denver itself, the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science are both quite good.

 

Activities


If you'd like to do something on your own either before or after the conference, here are some ideas:


For Families

Do you have young children? Here are some great activity suggestions:

Butterfly Pavilion

Rafting for families:

http://www.inaraft.com/arkansas-river-browns-day-lower.php
http://www.raftecho.com/rafting-for-families


White Water Rafting

If you’ve never been white water rafting, it’s a real kick!

Pete McGraw has the inside scoop on where to go, and what rafting company to use. He recommends Echo Canyon/Four Corners Rafting. Echo Canyon is the biggest raft outfitter in Colorado. They raft different parts and levels of the Arkansas River, so they have a variety of options for different group needs. Levels 2/3 like Browns Canyon and Big Horn Sheep are more family friendly, but higher Level 4 like Royal Gorge and Numbers are also available. (Higher numbers are rougher waters!)

Several of us have done Browns Canyon and it is beautiful. It’s probably about a 2.5 hour drive from Boulder, but it is a scenic drive.

If you are interested, here is the contact info:
Echo Canyon River Expeditions/ Four Corners Rafting
45000 US Highway 50 West
Canon City, CO 81212
800.748.2953
www.raftecho.com or
www.fourcornersrafting.com

Bike Trails

Boulder is one of the most bike-friendly communities there is. There is road and off-road biking for all skill levels. For more information on bike rentals and alternate routes: www.getboulder.com/sports/sports_bicycle.html

Hiking

You say you want to go hiking? We have you covered there too as Boulder has fantastic trails! Check out this website.


Gambling

Yep, we have that too in Blackhawk and historic Central City, about an hour away.

City Life

If you prefer what a city has to offer, of course Denver is only 30 miles away.

Boulder

If you want to just hang in Boulder, there are a bunch of things to do here too, both for families during the conference, and for pre and post conference fun!
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