TRAVEL INFORMATION
Traveling to Outward Bound

MEETING PLACE:
1:30 PM Mountain Time
Denver International Airport (DIA) Baggage Claim –18 Jeppesen (Main) Terminal, Level 5

Course Start:

A Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS) representative will be available at Baggage Claim 18 on baggage claim Level 5, from approximately 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM to meet students. We cannot accommodate picking up or dropping off students from other locations.


COBS representatives will be wearing clothing with the COBS logo and will have a table with a COBS banner. They will ensure everyone has arrived and will be available to answer any last-minute questions. Participants not fully confirmed by their Course Advisor will not be allowed in the van.


Please be ready to go, having eaten and made any necessary phone calls before 1:30 PM. Please send your student with cash or a credit card to use for purchasing food/snacks on travel days. Expect to be in the van for multiple hours. Again, please DO NOT MISS THE VAN. It is extremely difficult to get late participants to the course start. If your flight has been delayed call 720.381.6589 immediately.

Traveling Home

Course End:

Your course will end and the van will transport participants back to Denver International Airport (DIA). You should arrive back to Denver International Airport at approximately 10:00 AM. Outward Bound staff will be available in the airport to assist students until 4:00 PM. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to make a flight departing before 12:30 PM.


For those who are being picked up at DIA, participants can be picked up at Baggage Claim 18 between 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. This is the only location students can be picked up from.

Important Information

TRAVEL PROBLEMS AND EMERGENCY CONTACT:
If you encounter problems with your travel plans that will delay your arrival to Denver, we can help troubleshoot solutions so that you can get to your course start. During office hours, call your course advisor for assistance. After hours, call our 24-hour voice mailbox at 720.381.6589 and follow the prompts for a travel delay on a Colorado program. The mail boxes are checked regularly and you will receive a call back as indicated by the outgoing message. In the event of an emergency (such as a death in the family) where you need to reach a student who is on course call 720.381.6589 and follow the prompts for critical emergency for a student currently on a course. This will route to an on-call cell phone and you will get a prompt return call as indicated by the message.

UNACCOMPANIED MINOR PROVISION:
Some airlines require this provision, while other airlines allow you to elect into this service. This is a service in which the airline will directly chaperone your child and which requires our personnel to pick up your child at the arrival gate. If you use this service, (whether required or electively), we must strictly adhere to specific flight times. For arrivals, flights for Unaccompanied Minors must arrive after 10:00 AM and before 1:00 PM. For departures, flights must depart after 12:30 PM and before 4:00 PM. For more information on travel to course start please read “Attending Outward Bound”.

Accommodation

ACCOMMODATIONS:


If you need to arrive in Denver the day before course start or stay a day after the end of course we recommend that you book at the DoubleTree-Denver Central Park at 4040 Quebec St. This hotel offers a discounted rate for a single room to COBS participants. When booking, please call the hotel directly (303-321-6666) and indicate that you are a COBS student in order to receive the discount.


GETTING TO THE DOUBLETREE- DENVER CENTRAL PARK HOTEL:


From Denver International Airport (DIA)


Airport Train and Shuttle Service

  • You will need cash or credit/debit card for the RTD train each way.
  • Follow the signs directing you to the Transit Center. The Denver Airport Station is located beneath the Westin Hotel. The train leaves every 15-30 minutes with the last train leaving the airport just after 1:00 a.m. You can board the train at the Denver Airport Station which is located beneath the Westin Hotel.
  • Take the train to Central Park Station. Once you have departed DIA on the train call the hotel directly (303-321-6666) to request a shuttle pick-up. The shuttle picks up guests at Central Park Station shuttle pick up area A1.

For more information on the train service from DIA visit: https://www.rtd-denver.com/services/airport

Taxi/Uber/Lyft 

  • All standard taxi/ride services are also available from DIA to the hotel and cost between $20 and $50 one way.

Driving Directions 

  • From I-70 Eastbound, take the Quebec Exit 278, turn right (south) onto Quebec.  The DoubleTree- Denver Central Park is a block down on the left-hand side of the road.  If you want more specific directions from your location, please call the hotel.