Visitor Parking Information

MINES is a pay to park campus. Parking Services enforces the parking policy from 7am– 5pm, Monday through Friday, including holidays and semester breaks; other violations are enforced by Public Safety officers 24/7.

Planning a Visit

Visitor parking is indicated in purple on the Campus Parking Map Visitors can park in visitor spaces or regular spaces in any Blue or Yellow lot. Pay-by-cell or pay station options are available for visitors to purchase a daily parking permit for the duration of their visit. Daily parking rates for Visitor and Blue lots are $10.00 per day before 2:00 pm and $5.00 per day after 2:00 pm; rates for Yellow lots are $1.50/hr or $8.00/day.


Mines offers ParkMobile as a pay-by-cell option for all visitors. Go to or download the ParkMobile application on your mobile phone. You will be prompted to create an account and add your vehicle information. Then you will need to enter the four digit zone number for the lot you parked in. The zone numbers are located on the yellow and black ParkMobile signs in each lot. At any time, if your visit is unexpectedly extended, you can extend the amount of time needed to continue parking in the lot. For assistance, please contact the Parking Department at (303) 273-3100.

Pay Stations

Pay station locations are indicated by orange dots on the Campus Parking Map.  Our pay stations accept cash (no pennies) and cards, but they do not give change. Using a pay station in a Blue lot will allow you to park in any Blue lot, campus street. Paying for parking at a pay station in a Yellow lot will allow you to park in any Yellow lot or Mines Park residential area. Printing a pay station receipt is optional and display of the receipt is not required as parking is enforced via license plate software. Report pay station errors to the Parking Department at (303) 273-3100. Campus parking maps are available at all of the pay stations to help guide you around campus.


General Information



Daily, Yellow, and Blue permits are not valid in faculty and staff Reserved lots, indicated in red on the campus parking map. Parking in fire lanes, no-parking or loading zones, service spaces, or handicap spaces (without a valid handicap placard) is strictly prohibited.


The City of Golden enforces a city permit requirement in the residential areas surrounding campus. Parking by anyone other than residents of these communities will be ticketed by the City of Golden. These areas are shown on the campus map as those outside the gray highlighted campus boundaries.


Bus parking is available at the north end of Lot Q, in the northwest quadrant of campus. This area is designated exclusively for buses, which are not required to purchase a permit if parked in this area.

For easier access in and out of campus, buses should pick up and drop off along 17th Street, on the south side of the Student Recreation Center, or on the west side of Maple Street in front of McNeil Hall (1400 Maple Street).


ADA accessible parking is available in various locations across campus as indicated on the campus parking map. In order to park in any marked ADA space, a valid ADA placard or license plate, and a valid Mines permit are required.


Contact Us

Parking Services
McNeil Hall
1400 Maple Street, Ste 127
Golden, CO 80401


7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Parking Office