This page has travel-information for the

2017 Annual Meeting of the
American Scientific Affiliation


Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St, Golden, CO 80401


July 28-31, 2017
Come early, stay late!
ield trips starting Friday morning
and going through Tuesday afternoon

This year the meeting's theme is:
Exploring New Heights for Science and Stewardship

ASA's web site has a Promotional SlideShow. Online Registration and a full brochure are now available.

This page has information about traveling to the meeting by CarPlane, or Train, as well as ways to Share Rides!

There's also info on options for lodging and meals.

Some sections of this travel page are marked Coming Soon. Information will be added to those sections as it becomes available. For reference, travel pages from previous meetings (2008-2016) are available here.

You may contact Sharon Carlson,, with questions.

View of Golden from foothills

Guggenheim Hall on School of Mines campus
Guggenheim Hall,
School of Mines 

When you arrive on the CSM campus...

Your first stop can be ASA Meeting Registration in Maple Hall (Thursday) or the Student Center (Friday).  If you've signed on for a lodging and/or meal package, room keys and meal cards can be picked up at Lodging Registration in Maple Hall.

Here is an interactive, printable map of CSM showing the locations of:

  • Green Call-n-Ride bus drop off
  • Meeting Registration in the Student Center
  • Recommended On-Campus Parking*
  • Lodging Registration in Maple Hall
  • Meals in Maple Hall
  • Devotions (Coming Soon)
  • Plenaries (Coming Soon)
  • Other talks (Coming Soon)
  • Banquet (Coming Soon)
  • Lodging Checkout (Coming Soon) 

* CSM is a Pay-to-Park campus. Visitor parking is authorized in General (blue) or Commuter (yellow) parking lots/spaces. For information on parking passes and special parking considerations, please see page 8 of the full brochure.

Please refer to the 2017 ASA Meeting Schedule (Coming Soon) for the “what, when, and where.”

More useful maps:

The website of Colorado School of Mines (sitemap) and Wikipedia have more information about the college, including its history and research programs.

The entire state of Colorado is in the Mountain Time Zone. Within the state, weather can vary greatly from location to location, day to day, and even hour to hour. In the summer, cool mornings and afternoon thunderstorms are common. You can check weather forecasts for Denver at Weather Underground and The Weather Channel.

Traveling to the 2017 Annual Conference

Tip: Want to save money and help the environment? Share a ride! 

by CAR

From Denver and Points East:

  1. Drive west on I-70.
  2. Take exit 262 for US 40 West / West Colfax Ave toward US 6.
  3. Drive 1.1 miles, then turn right onto US 6 West.
  4. Drive 2.5 miles, then turn right on 19th Street.

From the intersection of US 6 West and 19th Street:

  1. Go 500 feet, then turn left onto Elm Street and immediately turn left again into a commuter parking lot.
  2. If that lot is full, continue on Elm Street 500 feet, then turn right on 18th Street and immediately turn right again into a general parking lot.
  3. If that lot is full, drive back out Elm Street, turn left on 19th Street, drive 1000 feet, turn left on Illinois Street, then turn left into Lot E (general parking).

From Utah and Points West:Inset Map showing Exit 260 cloverleaf

  1. Drive east on I-70.
  2. Take exit 260 toward US 6 West / 6th Ave. Drive through the cloverleaf (see inset map) and follow signs for US 6 West / 6th Ave. Merge onto US 6 West.
  3. Drive 1.7 miles, then turn right on 19th Street.
  4. Follow directions given above for "From the intersection of US 6 West and 19th Street".

From New Mexico and Points South:

  1. Drive north on I-25.
  2. Take exit 194 to merge onto CO 470 West toward Grand Junction.
  3. Drive 27.2 miles, then keep left and follow signs toward US 6 West / 6th Ave / Boulder. Merge onto US 6 West.
  4. Drive 1.7 miles, then turn right on 19th Street.
  5. Follow directions given above for "From the intersection of US 6 West and 19th Street".

From Wyoming and Points North:

  1. Drive south on I-25.
  2. Take exit 216 to merge into I-76 West toward Grand Junction.
  3. Drive 5.5 miles, then merge onto I-70 West.
  4. Follow directions given above for "From Denver and Points East".


When you land at Denver International Airport, you can either rent a car or take the train to get to Golden. (Shuttle service from DIA to Golden is also available but not recommended, as the train is nearly as fast for a fraction of the cost.)


All passenger trains arrive in Denver at Union Station. Follow instructions for "To take the train to Golden", Step 2, above.


Save money, help others, and conserve our environment by using our Ride Sharing Forum Threads as soon as possible for the 2017 ASA Annual Meeting:

Read the first post (by C. Rusbult) for an overview, look at messages already posted, then (if you want) post your information or request.

Please do this as soon as possible, as many attendees are already making their travel plans!

Lodging Options

On-campus lodging is available; see page 7 of the full brochure. On-campus lodging affords great opportunities for social interaction, as described by C. Rusbult here

If you prefer off-campus lodging, several local hotels are offering discounted rates during the ASA Annual Meeting. Listed in order of travel distance from campus:

Meals Options

ASA Meeting meal packages are available for those staying on-campus or off-campus; see pages 7-8 of the full brochure. Taking your meals at the ASA Meeting affords great opportunities for social interaction, as described by C. Rusbult here

Travel Pages from Previous ASA Annual Meetings