“The distance is nothing when one has a motive.”

Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center , 6700 North Gaylord Rockies Boulevard, Aurora CO 80019

It is easy to reach the fascinating and beautiful Denver area by air, bus, train, or car.

Denver International Airport, the largest in North America, serves 25 airlines offering nonstop service to over 200 destinations. The airport is conveniently located 8.5 miles from the Gaylord in Aurora, a suburb to the east of downtown Denver. The hotel does not provide a shuttle service from the airport, but taxi/Uber/Lyft service is quick and relatively inexpensive.

By Air: Denver International Airport (conveniently located 8.5 miles from the Gaylord).

By Bus and Train: There are three ways to get from Denver Union Station to Aurora by train, bus, or taxi.

By Car: Overnight parking fees at the hotel are currently $22 for self-parking, and $39 for valet parking.


“The weather was remarkably fine…”

The biggest surprise for visitors to the Denver area is the climate. The arid conditions bring only 8 to 15 inches of annual precipitation and locals wake up to more than 300 days of sunshine a year. That’s more annual hours of sun than Miami and San Diego! Fall is a beautiful time to visit Denver as it has one of the longest periods of fall colors of any city in the country due to five different climate zones within a two-hour drive of downtown. Pick your elevation and you can find yourself at the height of fall colors from mid-September to mid-November. In early November, daily high temperatures average 58° F, with daily low temperatures rarely falling below 30°F and with typically very little precipitation.

General Guidance Regarding Altitude

Many people don’t notice the difference between the altitude in Denver and that in their home region when going about normal activities. For some, though, it can be physically challenging, especially when visiting higher-altitude areas, such as Rocky Mountain National Park and Pikes Peak. Enjoying these stunning locations can be an exhilarating experience as long as you take steps to ensure your safety and comfort.

Here are some tips for visitors to high altitude: