Accessible Parking and Transportation

ADA Parking

ADA accessible parking is available in various locations across campus. In addition to an ADA placard or license plate, persons with disabilities may park in any marked ADA space on campus while displaying a current campus parking permit issued by Parking Services or from a parking meter.

Parking spaces reserved for persons with disabilities are clearly marked and restricted at all times. Only vehicles with state-issued disability license plates or placards may park in these spaces. Other unofficial permits or decals will not be recognized. Temporary disability parking permits are not issued through Mines. In addition to disability license plates or placard, any valid Mines parking permit will allow parking in any disabled space on campus, regardless of location.

Visit the Mines Parking page for more information

ADA Parking Locations

Arthur Lakes Library

1400 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401

Visitors with ADA placards or license plates can use their Mines permit to park in any designated ADA accessible parking space on campus. The Library’s ramp entrance is accessible from the parking lot of Guggenheim Hall (the neighboring building to the south) via Maple St.

Contact Arthur Lakes Library Front desk at 303-273-3698 |

Mines Museum of Earth Sciences

1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401

There are six visitor parking spots and two ADA accessible parking spots outside of the main museum entrance (the south side of the GRL building). You must pay to park in these spaces by using the electronic kiosk near the Museum entrance. Additional visitor and ADA accessible  parking spots are located one block north of the Museum at 12th St. in the “L” lot near Marv Kay Stadium.

Contact the Museum of Earth Sciences at (303) 273-3815 or email at

Colorado School of Mines Ore Cart Shuttle service

Accessible Building Entrances

Mines facilities has provided a map of accessible building entrances [PDF]. Please contact Facilities if you have any questions about building entrances, elevators, or other physical accessibility on campus.

Campus Shuttle

The Ore Cart is a free transit shuttle connecting the Colorado School of Mines campus, downtown Golden and beyond. Operated as a partnership between Mines, the City of Golden and West Line Corridor Collaborative, the Ore Cart is free for all riders, ADA accessible and designed to complement and expand access to existing transit options in the Golden area, including the RTD 16 bus and W and G train lines.

More information about Ore Cart and a link to download the app are available at the City of Golden Ore Cart page.