SOAR 2021 Travel

The 2021 Spin Off Autumn Retreat (SOAR) will be here before we know it.  
We can’t wait to see you! All event classes and meals will take place at Colorado Chautauqua, 900 Baseline Drive, Boulder, CO 80302. Please arrive before 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 23, for Thursday evening dinner and Friday classes. Plan your departure any time on Tuesday, September 28; there are no SOAR events scheduled for Tuesday, September 28.

Classes will be held from Friday, September 24, through Monday, September 27. Meals included in the SOAR program begin Thursday, September 23 for dinner and conclude with the Monday, September 27 dinner.   Here are some details to help as you plan your arrival.

Arriving by Air
The nearest airport to Colorado Chautauqua is Denver International Airport (DEN), located at 8500 Peña Boulevard just outside Denver. The cost for flights and ground transportation is not included in the cost of the SOAR program and you are responsible for booking your flight and ground transportation.  

Ground transportation options from the airport to Boulder include rental car services, the GreenRide Shuttle, and Uber/Lyft; taxis are also available.  

Denver International Airport’s main terminal is undergoing renovations, so some locations and exits may change. Be on the lookout for any detour or updated information at the airport.

Airport Shuttle
A sustainable and cost-effective transport to Boulder is available via the GreenRide Shuttle. We have a web portal available for you to directly book GreenRide Shuttle with a special SOAR rate.


The GreenRide Shuttle currently picks up on the Eastside of the Denver terminal at door 517. Please proceed to level B near southwest baggage carousel #5. A reservation through the portal is required is order to receive the SOAR rate. If you unexpectedly miss your scheduled shuttle departure due to a late flight arrival, your reservation will automatically transfer to the next available shuttle.  

Again, there is some current airport construction, so the location of pick-up is subject to change.  

Rental Cars
To access the rental cars, take a shuttle to the rental car lot. Shuttles pick up and drop off from DEN Jeppesen Terminal Level 5, Island 4, outside doors 505-513 (east side) and 504-512 (west side). Parking is available at Colorado Chautauqua at no cost. Please provide the administration office at Chautauqua with your rental car make, model, and license plate details. 

Ride Sharing
Ride Sharing Apps like Lyft and Uber offer pickup and drop-off transportation service for passengers at Denver International Airport. The cost for a one-way ride between DEN and Colorado Chautauqua in Boulder is approximately $55-$65.

Ride App Pickup Location - Level 5, Island 5: 
Passengers who have requested rides through the Lyft and Uber apps should follow signs for ground transportation then exit the terminal through doors 506-510 (west side) and 507-511 (east side) on Level 5 near baggage claim and proceed to Island 5 to meet your driver.  

Customers using a ride app service may only be picked up in the designated area of Level 5.  

Ride App Drop-Off Location - Level 5, Curbside:
Passengers arriving at the airport via a ride app service will be dropped off at their specified airline location on Level 5, east and west.  

Customers using a ride app service may only be dropped off at this location on Level 5.  

Helpful Tips
- Wait to request your ride until after you’ve claimed your luggage at baggage claim or have arrived on Level 5.
- Rides may only be requested through the mobile apps.
- Before you get into a ride app vehicle, make sure the license plate, car make and model, and driver name match what is in the app.  

Taxis are readily available and provide service to the Denver metro area and surrounding counties. They are, however, not as cost-effective as the shuttles. Check with your taxi company of choice (or with your driver at the airport) for more information on fares and destinations served.  

The estimated Boulder (Zone C) flat-rate charge (one-way fare, airport access fee already included) is $89.

Lodging Information
SOAR will assign you to lodging in a historic cottage or lodge at Colorado Chautauqua just prior to the event, for the duration of your stay (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) according to the room type you purchased. Only the ticketed guest may occupy a shared/shared or private/shared room.  

All lodging has access to a kitchen. Common areas and kitchens may be shared with other participants, as well as bathrooms and sleeping rooms (depending on your ticket type). Please be aware that because it is a historic venue, Chautauqua is not ADA-compliant; please reach out to Michaela Kimbrough at about any mobility concerns so that we can do our best to accommodate you.

All meals are also included during the event and will be provided at Colorado Chautauqua. This includes meals Thursday evening through Monday evening.

Incidentals and other costs will be at your own expense.  

Upon arrival at Chautauqua, you will check in with the admissions office and receive your lodging assignment, map, and parking (if needed) information.  

Please let us know if you have additional questions. We are very excited to welcome you to Colorado and the Spin Off Autumn Retreat.  

Thank you,  
The SOAR Team  

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