I have a plan to attend conference at the University of Denver in March. I am also interested in getting around some attractive sites in Denver and nearby cities by using public transport or rental car.

How easy with public transport is it to get around Denver? and How easy is it to drive in Denver?

Thank you in advance.


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    I live in Denver and use public transit, but without knowing which "attractive sites" youre interested in I can't easily make a recommendation. But I'll write up a general answer once I get off this airplane... – Roddy of the Frozen Peas Dec 30 '18 at 23:01
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    OK well never mind, if the question gets reopened I'll finish my answer then. TLDR is that public transit is very easy to use, accessible, and on time -- especially in comparison with cities like Baltimore. Bit more on the pricy side. None of this is opinion based since, well, prices are numbers and you don't get a discount cus you think it's pricy. ;) – Roddy of the Frozen Peas Dec 31 '18 at 7:24
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    Also there's a light rail stop at the University of Denver, so if you're staying in central downtown or the suburbs, you just get yourself a rail pass. You can currently buy a day pass from the machines at the light rail stops -- you'll need a regional pass if you're going from DU to central downtown since that's three fare zones -- and a full fare will cost you $10. – Roddy of the Frozen Peas Dec 31 '18 at 7:27
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    There is a commuter train from the airport to Union Station in central downtown; it runs every 15 minutes. From Union Station you can catch the bus rapid transit to Boulder -- runs every 15 minutes as well during the day, I think a little less often on weekends. During the work week there's a twice-daily bus rapid transit connection between Colorado Springs and Denver (direct connection, no stops; if the schedule doesn't align consider driving or flying.) – Roddy of the Frozen Peas Dec 31 '18 at 7:29
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    Golden, CO, where the Coors factory is (they have a free tour with free samples) is connected to Denver either by the light rail -- catch the W from Union Station, you'll need a regional fare -- or take the 16L bus from Civic Center (across from the capital.) The bus will cost less, currently $2.25 (local fare), and possibly be faster, but it does go down a rather sketchy stretch of Colfax Avenue. I don't recommend riding it after dark. – Roddy of the Frozen Peas Dec 31 '18 at 7:31