NTLA Travel & Hotels
Most NLTA activities will take place in downtown, Denver, CO 80204- Specific location TBA.
How to Get to the NTLA
Driving to the NLTA: From DIA follow Peña Boulevard (10 miles) to I-70, and exit on to I-70 West. Follow I-70 West to I-25 South Towards CO Springs (Exit 274-Keep Left at exit). Take exit 212B for Speer Boulevard North (1.7 miles) Turn left on Speer Boulevard. Turn Left on Arapahoe St (1.1 miles). Then Turn Left on Speer and take your first right on Lawrence Street.
City Parking: Parking in downtown Denver can be challenging, so please allow enough time to find parking and walk to the NLTA location. Near the building there is $1/hr on-street meter parking for 2 hours or there is a nearby parking garage at the Denver Performing Arts Complex - Parking Garage (1055 13th St, Denver, CO 80204). It is off of Arapahoe between 13th and 14th Street. Parking rates vary depending on length of time from $8.00 to $20.00 and is always subject to change. This parking lot offers early bird parking for $9 if you arrive by 7:30am and leave before 6 pm. There are other lots on Speer Boulevard within walking distance (prices vary).
Campus Parking: Less expensive parking is available on the University of Colorado Denver campus (also known as the Auraria Campus). Click here for the Auraria parking map- you can locate the Lawrence Street Center in the top right hand corner.
The closest parking areas are Tivoli Parking Garage, 7th Street Garage, Spruce, and Holly (prices vary). There are also meters on campus for $2.00 an hour. Please note when classes are in sessions some lots may be filled. Walking times can be between 5-10 minutes depending on where you park. For directions to specific lots, put these addresses into your GPS:
• Tivoli Garage: 890 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204
• 7th Street Garage: 777 Lawrence Way, Denver, CO 80204
• Spruce Parking Lot: 1400 9th Street, Denver, CO 80204
If you are planning to bike, there are racks around the building.
Flying & Ground Transportation to the NLTA: Denver International Airport (DIA) is the primary airport for arriving in Denver. Click here for information on ground transportation from DIA, including the A-line train to Union Station.
Driving time between DIA and Downtown Denver is approximately 40-60 minutes depending on traffic or 25 miles. A taxi ride may cost between $50-60. Click here for more information about taxis from the airport. The RTD A-line train costs approximately $9 per trip.
Denver has a free bus, the Mall Ride, that travels down the 16th Street Mall (Pedestrian Shopping District). You can take the mall ride from near Union Station-16th Street & Wynkoop to 16th & Lawrence (about a 7 minute ride) and walk to 1380 Lawrence Street (about a 5 min walk). You can also take the mall ride to the hotels reserved for the NLTA (see list below). For more information about the mall ride: http://www.rtd-denver.com/FREEMallRide.shtml
The NLTA will be arranging for a limited number of special-arrangement hotel rooms with nearby accommodations. Check back in January for hotel options and booking information.