Visitor Information

Visitor Information


In preparation for your visit, please take a look at our campus map.

There are a number of parking lots across campus. The most convenient one to the Starzer Welcome Center (1812 Illinois St. Golden, CO 80401), home of undergraduate admissions, is our Visitor Lot, located at 1020 19th St. Golden, CO 80401. Please park in any lot with “Pay Station” Locations. We will provide a parking code in your event confirmation email so you can park for free.

If you are attending a weekend event, all on-campus parking is free.


From the Denver International Airport (DIA)

It takes around 45 minutes to an hour depending on traffic to drive between Colorado School of Mines and DIA. From DIA, take Peña Boulevard (10 miles) south to I-70 west. Follow I-70 west (18 miles) and take exit 265 for CO-58 west. Follow CO-58 west to Washington Avenue (4 miles). Turn right on 19th Street and continue to Illinois Street and turn right. Then take your first left on 18th Street and park in parking lot E.

From Denver

Take 6th Avenue and head west into Golden. Turn right onto 19th Street and then left onto Illinois Street. Take your first left onto 18th Street and park in Lot E.

From Boulder

Take Highway 9 into Golden (turns into 6th Avenue East). Turn left onto 19th Street. Turn left onto Illinois Street and then take your first left onto 18th Street and park in Lot E.


Car Rentals

Super Shuttle

Light Rail

  • Take the University of Colorado A Line to Union Station. From there, take the W line to Jeffco Government Center in Golden.


Table Mountain Inn

Golden Hotel

Pansy’s Parlor Bed and Breakfast

The Dove Inn Bed and Breakfast

Clear Creek RV Park

Nearby Accommodations

Hampton Inn (special Mines rate found here)

Comfort Suites

La Quinta Inns & Suites

Marriott Denver West

Courtyard Marriot

Candlewood Suites

Days Inn


Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum  (check out the Moon Rock and other fascinating displays!)

Miners Alley Playhouse

City of Golden Events


Within walking distance from campus:

Bridgewater Grill

Woody’s Wood-Fire Pizza

Sherpa House Restaurant


Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar 

Table Mountain Inn Cantina

Old Capitol Grill


Cafe 13

Windy Saddle Cafe

Cheese Ranch

On campus:

Mines Market (Elm Hall)

The Periodic Table – Starbucks, Habaneros, Wow Cafe, Elements  (Student Center)

Subway/Jamba Juice (Recreation Center)

Einstein Brothers Bagels (CTLM)

Blaster’s Brew (Brown Building)

Office of Admissions
Starzer Welcome Center
1812 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401

Office of Admissions