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Directions from DIA

Airport Transportation

A number of different buses and vans operate between Denver International Airport and Boulder. Travel from DIA to Boulder takes between 60-80 minutes, depending on weather and traffic conditions.

Greenride Boulder provides van service for about $28 first person ($20 each add’l in same party) if you arrive or depart from the Green Ride Hub (Meadows Shopping Center, 4800 Baseline Rd between Mohawk and Foothills Parkway, Boulder) and $34-38 one way (to/from hotel or residential address). They can be reached at 303-997-0238. All major credit cards and cash are accepted as payment. Super Shuttle is also a van service that delivers people directly to major Boulder hotels about every hour. A one-way fare costs around $85, depending on the destination. All major credit cards and cash are accepted as payment. Contact Super Shuttle for more information at 800-258-3826.

Sky Ride is a public bus that delivers passengers to the main bus terminal and other stops in downtown Boulder for $9 one way. Buses operate at 20 minutes past the hour, every hour, starting at 4:20 a.m. until 12:50 a.m. Bus drivers accept exact fare in cash only. Contact the Regional Transportation District for more information at 303-299-6000, or visit

Once you arrive at DIA, you can visit the van service or RTD windows in the ground transportation area of the main terminal. If you arrive too late for the above options, take a taxi to Boulder. Taxis charge around $85 for the one-hour trip from DIA, and generally accept all major credit cards and cash. Taxis operate from the West side of the Main Terminal at DIA. You may also be able to access Uber of Lyft from DIA.

Driving Directions

Main Campus // 2130 Arapahoe Ave.

Denver International Airport to Naropa's Main Campus Miles
1. Start going towards the AIRPORT EXIT on PENA BLVD. 9.6
2. Take the I-70 WEST / US-36 WEST RAMP exit. 1.3
3. Merge on I-70 WEST. 4.7
4. Take the I-270 WEST / US-36 RAMP exit. 0.3
5. Merge on I-270 WEST. 5.5
6. Continue on US-36 WEST. 20.9
7. US-36 turns into 28th STREET. Stay in the left lane.
8. Turn left on ARAPAHOE AVE. 0.5
9. Go 7 blocks to 20th STREET and take a left.
10. Go to MARINE and turn left immediately.
11. Enter the Naropa parking lot. There are 3 visitor spots immediately to the right.
12. Park and come to the Admissions Office for a parking pass.

Nalanda Campus // 6287 Arapahoe Ave.

Denver International Airport to Naropa's Nalanda Campus Miles
Follow steps (1) to (6) given above for Directions to the Main Campus.
7. Take the CO-157 NORTH Exit / FOOTHILLS PKWY. 0.4
8. Continue on CO-157 NORTH. 2.0
9. Turn right onto CR-7 / ARAPAHOE AVE. 1.8
10. Turn left onto 63rd ST. 0.1
12. Campus and parking will be on the immediately on the left.

Paramita Campus // 3285 30th St.

Denver International Airport to Naropa's Paramita Campus Miles
Follow steps (1) to (6) given above for Directions to the Main Campus.
7. Take the CO-157 NORTH Exit / FOOTHILLS PKWY. 0.4
8. Continue on CO-157 NORTH. 3.1
9. Turn left on CR-52 / VALMONT RD. 0.1
10. Continue on VALMONT RD. 0.3
11. Turn right on 30th ST. 0.4
12. Campus will be on the left, just past the light at Glenwood.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

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