We will describe ways to get from the airport to Fort Collins. There are two possibilities:
You can take a shuttle that runs between DIA and Fort Collins and will deliver to your destination in Fort Collin. The service is
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You should reserve a spot on a shuttle before traveling!
You catch outbound shuttles on level 5 at the appropriate island. The Shuttle typically makes stops near the freeway exits for Longmont and Loveland/Greeley before proceeding to Fort Collins.
In Fort Collins, they may transfer you to a van for local delivery to various spots around town, including to the door of the most popular hotels.
The shuttles take approximately 2-3 hours.
Driving to Fort Collins from DIA involves driving west towards the mountains and then north keeping the mountains on the left. Fort Collins is located off the I25 interstate highway that runs North and South parallel to the Front Range mountains, about 70 miles north of Denver.
The following driving instructions are designed to avoid traffic problems that occur near Denver.
After leaving the airport proper, you will be on a controlled access highway called Pena Boulevard moving in a westerly direction. Shortly after leaving the airport, you will see the signs for the E470 toll road. This toll road circles around Denver. Follow the signs for Fort Collins, which is a "right" turn from Pena Boulevard. You will be heading north west with the mountains on the left side. This toll road goes directly to I25. The toll is automatic, and you do not stop at any toll booths. Upon reaching I25, take the exit for the north direction, which is marked as the way to Fort Collins. This is a "right" turn off the E470 and the mountains will be on your left after reaching the I25. This is a rather dangerous interchange, so please be careful entering the I25.
There are three exits for Fort Collins and you can take any of these. The most convenient exit is the Prospect Road exit, which is the second exit you encounter. (The first exit is for Harmony Road.) Taking the Prospect exit, driving west towards the mountains (which is a left turn onto Prospect). After approximately 5 miles, you will reach the intersection with College Avenue. Continuing straight on Prospect brings you to the south end of campus. Turning right on College brings you along the eastern edge of campus.