Transportation, lodging, dining and things to do
For out-of-town guests, Colorado School of Mines is accessible via Denver International Airport, approximately 40 miles east of campus. There are several ground transportation options available.
Directions to Colorado School of Mines from Denver International Airport
Merge onto I-70 West. Take exit 265 toward Golden/Central City. Take the Washington Ave exit. Turn left onto Washington Ave. Turn right onto 18th Street and follow the signs for parking. Allow approximately one hour driving time from the airport to Colorado School of Mines. If traffic is light, the drive will take less time.
Directions to Colorado School of Mines from Interstates
From the north, take I-25 South to Exit 216B to merge onto I-76 West toward Grand Junction. This will then merge into I-70 West. Take Exit 265 toward Golden/Central City. Take the Washington Ave exit. Turn left onto Washinton Ave. Turn right onto 18th Street and follow the signs for parking.
From the south, take I-25 North to Exit 209B for 6th Avenue toward US 6 W/Lakewood. Merge onto 6th Avenue Freeway. Turn right on 19th Street and follow the signs for parking.
The Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association partners with several area hotels to guarantee a discounted hotel rate. For a complete list of partner hotels view the Alumni Association website.
Check out the Campus Bookstore and have a cup of coffee at Starbucks in the Ben Parker Student Center and visit our world-famous Geology Museum in the General Research Laboratory (GRL) which is also the first stop on the Bob Weimer Mines Geology Trail.
Hours during Commencement
Starbucks (Ben Parker Student Center) 7:30am – 3:00pm
Blaster Brew (Brown Hall) 7:30am – 1:30pm