Getting to COMET

General Information:

The COMET facility is located in an office park off of 47th Street in northeast Boulder. The address is 3450 Mitchell Lane, Boulder, Colorado 80301.

To Get to Boulder from the Airport via the Shuttle:n
The Boulder SuperShuttle provides hourly shuttle service between Denver International Airport (DIA) and Boulder. The Shuttle follows an hourly schedule, leaving DIA 10 minutes past each hour, every hour, and takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes each way. Reservations are not required nor made for service from DIA only. However, you will need to purchase a ticket from the Boulder SuperShuttle booth at the airport before boarding. Reservations need to be made for your return trip to DIA, and we will assist you with that.

The cost of the Boulder SuperShuttle from DIA to the Homewood Suites (and for a return trip from the Homewood Suites to DIA) is $25 each way. If you depart from COMET to DIA on your return trip, the cost of the Shuttle is $28. The SuperShuttle phone number is 1 303 227-0000 for information on transport from the Boulder area only .

To Get to The Homewood Suites from DIA:
(via E-470 Tollway & Northwest Parkway; the fastest route)
When leaving DIA, you will see an entrance ramp to get onto the E-470 Toll Road. Three (3) tolls are collected (2 @ $2.25 each and one $3.00) on E-470 for a total of $7.50 each way.

When leaving the DIA complex, Take Exit 6B heading north on the E-470 toll road and drive approximately 18.5 miles. When Colorado E-470 becomes Northwest Parkway, go approximately 9.5 miles to 96th Street. Take US-36 West about 6.3 miles to the CO-157 N ramp. This is called Foothills Parkway. Drive 1.3 miles to Baseline Road, turn left, immediately get into left turn lane, to turn left into The Meadows shopping center at the first light. At the first stop sign, turn left (you'll see a green sign for the hotel), and follow the road around the outer parking lot, which takes you to the entrance of the Homewood Suites, located behind Michael's and Blockbuster.
For detailed maps, see
DIA Map to Boulder or DIA Area Routes Map

(via Interstate 70, Interstate 270 & US-36)
Take Pena Blvd to I-70 West, to I-270 West, to US-36 Boulder exit NW, to Foothills Parkway exit, then left on Baseline, left into Meadows Shopping Center, left at stop sign. See details above.

To Get to and from Class:
COMET vehicles will be available for the students. These are primarily to be used for carpooling to and from COMET. These vehicles are not for personal use; they are for group transportation. Please refer to the COMET Van Usage Policy. If you have any questions, please call COMET classroom administrative support at (303) 497-8470.

To Get to COMET from the Homewood Suites Hotel:
To get to COMET, you need to take a left onto Foothills Parkway from Baseline, and head north approximately 3 miles to Valmont. Turn right (east) on Valmont, and immediately get into the left turn lane at the light. Turn left onto 47th Street, and follow it for a couple of blocks. Mitchell Lane is on your right, and is the last street before the railroad tracks. Turn right on Mitchell Lane. The first building on your right (with pinkish windows) is 3300 Mitchell Lane. Follow Mitchell Lane until it runs out and you are facing three NCAR buildings at 3450 Mitchell Lane. The COMET Offices are located in Building 3; however, the COMET Classroom is in Building 2 (the center one), Room 1024. You may park in the Visitor Parking lot in front of Building 2. Enter Building 2 and ask the receptionist to direct you to Room 1024.

To Get to COMET from Highway 36:
To get to COMET you need to exit onto Foothills Parkway, and head north approximately 3 miles to Valmont. Turn right (east) on Valmont, and immediately get into the left turn lane. Turn left onto 47th Street and follow it for a couple of blocks. Mitchell Lane is on your right, and is the last street before the railroad tracks. Turn right on Mitchell Lane. The first building on your right (with pinkish windows) is 3300 Mitchell Lane. Follow Mitchell Lane until it runs out and you are facing three NCAR buildings at 3450 Mitchell Lane. The COMET Offices are located in Building 3; however, the COMET Classroom is in Building 2 (the center one), Room 1024. You may park in the Visitor Parking lot in front of Building 2. Enter Building 2 and ask the receptionist to direct you to Room 1024.

Updated March 2010