Traveling to Outward Bound

1:30 PM Mountain Time

Denver International Airport (DIA) Baggage Claim –10 Terminal West Jeppesen (Main) Terminal, Level 5

Meeting Time: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM MT

We will have a table set up against the windows across from baggage claim 10. We will be in between door 516 and the clear plus station. 

If you are flying in, take the train to baggage claim by following the signs. After you get off the train you will take an escalator/elevator to the baggage claim area. Follow the signs to baggage claim 10 in terminal west. 

If you are being dropped off in-person, please plan to arrive at 10:30 AM. DIA is a big airport, so make sure to leave yourself plenty of time for foot travel and parking. 

Before departing, we will do a roll call to ensure all participants have arrived. Parents will only be notified if a student does not arrive as expected.

If you encounter problems with your travel plans that will delay your arrival to Denver, we can help troubleshoot solutions to get you to course start.

Call us at 720.381.6589 and continue to follow the directions for a travel emergency on a Colorado course. If you are leaving a voicemail, please leave your name, course number, and call-back number.

Traveling Home

Course End:

After breakfast, a van will transport participants back to Denver International Airport (DIA). Students 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 strongly encourage all students to bring cash or a card for purchasing food or paying a bag fee. We cannot guarantee that students 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 10 between 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. This is the only location students can be picked up from.

Important Information


Airfare, related travel costs, and non-refundable tuition payments are expensive. Insurance to protect your trip and course is not required but strongly encouraged. We recommend insuring these costs from the third-party provider InsureMyTrip. This program has coverage options that include your travel costs and the non-refundable tuition costs. For more information and to receive a free quote, click here.

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.


If your student is 14 years old or younger, some airlines require you to purchase an unaccompanied minor ticket. This will cost an additional $200-$300 fee. This ticket will provide an authorized airline employee to supervise your student during the flight. Upon arrival, students will be picked up, and later dropped off, at the gate by a COBS employee chaperone. Parents of older students may also opt into this service.

When booking the ticket, please provide the airline with parent/guardian contact information as a placeholder for the chaperone. Within one week of course start, your Course Advisor will email you the name and contact information of the COBS employee chaperone. At that time, you can update your airline.

We cannot ensure this support without advance notice. We want to help make course start and course end travel as seamless as possible for students and families. Please inform us if your child is designated as an unaccompanied minor. Please note that our staff may need to pick up multiple students on the same day and may not be at the gate at the exact arrival time. Please allow at least 20 minutes after arrival for staff to arrive at the gate.

For more information on travel to course start please read “Attending Outward Bound”.



If you arrive before, or stay after your course dates, several hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport.