Mile High Gliding is on the NORTH side of the Boulder Municipal Airport. You cannot access the gliderport from the SOUTH side of the airport where the airplanes are.

From the South (Denver).
US Hwy 36 (Boulder Tpk) to Boulder, continuing N (no exits) on 28th St. to Diagonal Hwy N (CO-119) at far end of town (4 lights), near Safeway (L) & Rite-Aid (R). Turn R (E) on Diagonal (away from Mountains and Iris Ave.), continue 1-1/2 mi to just after bridge over curve. R (E) on Independence, across RR tracks, 3/4 mi to last structures and aircraft.
[Or, from Highways: US Hwy 36 (Boulder Tpk) to Foothills Pkwy (CO-157, 1st Boulder exit, "CU Stadium", stay L). Across town 4-1/2 mi to exit R back to Boulder on CO-119 S just after bridge over curve. First L (across from Sinclair) onto Independence Rd., across RR tracks and continue E 3/4 mi.]

From the North (Ft. Collins).
I-25 (Valley Hwy) S to exit W on CO-119 S (Diagonal Hwy, exit #240) towards Longmont. 17 mi. to stoplight at Jay Rd., just N of the City. E on Jay 3/4 mi to 57th St.. S 3/4 mile to sharp R curve onto Independence Rd.. W 1/2 mi.

5534 Independence Road
Boulder, Colorado 80301

The Mile High Gliding office is a silver colored Airstream trailer (one of two, the one furthest East). There are signs and banners on the fences. Park in the large frontage space just East of the office.

Unlike a lot of soaring centers in the boondocks, MHG is virtually "in town" in a sizeable City that hosts a State University, and that is renowned for its scenery, hiking, history, and facilities. Here are some advantages:

There are B&Bs, motels, and full-service hotels within a few miles, such as:

Twin Lakes Inn *, 2.5 mi. NE, just off 63rd St. [ 1 ]
Holiday Inn Express, 4.3 mi. NW, at US 36 N and Lee Hill Rd. [ 2 ]
Residence Inn by Marriott, 2.5 mi. SW, at Foothills Pkwy & Valmont St. [ 3 ]
Millennium Harvest House *, 4.5 mi SW, on 28th next to CU campus. [ 4 ]

* Ask for special Mile High Gliding rate

For more, see our full hotel list.

Rental Car: Most national franchises have return outlets in Boulder.

Airport/Resort Shuttle:Companies with desks at DIA go to/from Boulder, home to the University of Colorado, Govt. Labs (NIST, NCAR), hiking, etc.

City Bus:The city is served by the RTD bus system ($1.75 local fare) and the airport can be reached via the 205 ("Heatherwood") bus: Outgoing, stop at 47th & Iris (bus shelter just after curving under Foothills Pkwy overpass), walk another 1/8 mi. NE to Independence Rd., turn R and walk E across RR tracks and 3/4 mi. to MHG; Returning, you will need to walk an extra 3/4 mi. to the other side of the Foothills Pkwy ramp and cross to bus stops on the N side of Iris. The 205 bus stops at the main Boulder bus terminal at 14th & Walnut.

Inter-City and Airport Bus:At the Walnut St. Station in Boulder, connections can be made to the B bus to/from Denver ($2.00 transfer, $4.00 full fare) and the AB SkyRide bus to/from DIA ($8.00 transfer, $11.00 full fare). The trip from DIA to 47th & Iris by bus (AB + 205) takes 1-1/2 hr.

Train and Long-distance Bus Lines: The main Denver RTD bus terminal, at 16th & Market, is just a few blocks from the Amtrak train terminal (17th & Wynkoop) and the Greyhound bus terminal (19th & Curtis).

Taxicab:Companies in Denver include Yellow Cab - "just call 7": 303-777-7777, and Metro Taxi - "just call 3": 303-333-3333. Yellow Cab operates in Boulder as well. Try one of their contractors direct, Keith's Taxi, (303)641-7829 -- he knows the way to the gliderport.

Food & Drink
Boulder is home to many restaurants and bars, with ethnic and vegetarian cuisine. As befits a college town with big student, "hippie", and "yuppie" populations, the choices range from downright cheap ("the Hill", malls) to decidedly opulent (Pearl St. Mall). Favorites nearest MHG include:

Vic's Espresso, (1.5 mi.) W at Albertson's Ctr., 30th & Iris. Coffee shop.
Cheers Chinese Restaurant, (1.5 mi.) W at Albertson's Ctr., 30th & Iris.
Murphy's Bar & Grill, (2.5 mi.) W at NW corner of 28th & Iris. Sports Bar. [ 5 ]
Thunderbird BBQ, (3.5 mi.) SW, at NW corner of 28th & Valmont. Ribs to burgers.

We would not presume to list half of what the Boulder area offers besides soaring. For that windy day, though, some close-by places to spend time are:

- The Bookworm used books, (2.5 mi.) SW on 28th, between Iris & Valmont
- Mann 6 Movie theaters, (3.0 mi.) SW at 30th & Pearl.
- Flatirons Public Golf Course, (4.0 mi.) S at 55th & Arapahoe.

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