Getting There

Getting to Colorado State University

Conference Center Address:

Lory Student Center
1101 Center Ave Mall
Fort Collins, CO 80521


Engineering Parking Lot
711 Oval Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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Air Travel

If your trip to Pathways involves air travel, the closest major airport is Denver International Airport (DEN). Denver International Airport is served by numerous major international and national airlines, and offers connections to many other U.S. and international hubs.

If you arrive by air transportation, please consider compensating for your carbon footprint. One local resource for carbon offsets is through Trees, Water & People. 

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Public Transit Options from Denver Airport

Train / Bus

For the Train / Bus option, you will follow signs in Denver International Airport to the A-line. Once you purchase your ticket ($5-10), get on the A-line headed toward Union Station and depart the train at Union Station.

From Union Station, you will exit the train terminal onto Wewatta Street, which is where the bus picks up. Purchase your ticket ($10) and board the NORTH line toward Fort Collins and depart at Downtown Transit Center in Fort Collins.

From the transit center, you will purchase your ticket (free at this time) and board the MAX line bus to Laurel Street Station and depart at the Colorado State University Campus. From here, follow signs for the Lory Student Center.

Airport Shuttle (Recommended)

Groome Transportation offers an airport shuttle that will take you from the airport directly to Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center. The ride, which takes about 1 hour, 20 minutes will cost $30-40. You must purchase this option in advance by visiting the Groome Transportation website.

When booking online, choose “FC – CSU Transit Center” and “Denver International Airport” as your destinations.

DEN Airport to Fort Collins by Car

Rental Car

If traveling by rental car, we recommend using a Maps App, such as Google Maps, Apple Maps, etc. The venue address is 1101 Center Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521.

The drive to Fort Collins from Denver takes approximately 1 hour, but depends on traffic. This drive may have tolls, depending on the route you choose in your maps app.


We recommend ridesharing if you are driving from Denver to Fort Collins. Stay tuned for a LinkedIn Group with other conference attendees who are interested in ridesharing.


Taxi cabs and mobile taxi services (Uber/Lyft) are also available, but are fairly expensive ($120-350).

CSU Campus

Once on campus, you can choose to bike, drive, or walk to the conference center. You can find our online campus map here. 


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