Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Millenium Harvest House (www.millenniumhotels.com/Boulder).  There will be shuttle service between the hotel and the meeting location in the morning and evening each day.  Please make your reservations with the hotel directly.  The room blocks will be released on 7 MARCH 2014; rooms must reserved before this date to guarantee pricing.  Reference UCAR/NCAR PDES when booking by phone, or use Group Code 1404UCARCO when booking online.  (Note: Please use "Group Code" rather than "Promo Code" from the pull-down list on the website.)

Single and double rate: $111/night plus tax; superior rooms available for an additional $30/night that offer views of the mountains and/or gardens and include complimentary high-speed internet.  The hotel has a 24-hour cancellation policy.
Phone: 800.545.6285

Ground Transportation

Travel to Boulder via DIA

Participants will fly into Denver International Airport.

DIA to Boulder

The closest airport to Boulder is Denver International Airport (DIA). Participants may travel to Boulder by rental car or by shuttle. The easiest and least expensive way to get from the Denver Airport to your lodging is the Super Shuttle. The Super Shuttle counter is on Level 5 in the main terminal (diagonal to the Hertz Rental Car counter). Shuttles operate daily every 15-30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and then as needed. Super Shuttle serves all Boulder hotels. A reservation is not required for departure from the airport, but you can make a reservation online in advance if you wish at http://www.supershuttle.com/. Use the discount code NCAR1 to obtain a $5 discount (each way). A public bus is available for $20 roundtrip, but requires a transfer within Boulder to get to the hotel. For groups of 2 or more traveling at the same time, you might consider a rental car, typically available at the airport for $20-40/day (arrange in advance).

Transportation in Boulder

Shuttle service will be provided each morning and evening between the Millennium hotel and the meeting venue.

Local Information


Boulder is nestled in the foothills, where the rolling plains meet the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Centrally located near Denver, Denver International Airport, Eldora Ski Resort and Rocky Mountain National Park. Downtown Denver is just 35 minutes away.  A few hours from many of Colorado's world-famous ski resorts, making Boulder the ideal Colorado destination.


5,430 feet (Denver is 5,280 feet)


Four distinct seasons and over 300 sunny days a year.

Average temperature highs/lows:

  • Spring (March-May) — 63/35 F
  • Summer (June-August) — 83/55 F
  • Fall (September-October — 72/45 F
  • Winter (November-February) — 45/23 F



Boulder's time zone in June is Mountain Time (MT).


PDEs 2014 Science Workshop will be held at Mesa Lab, NCAR

This location has two buildings: our flagship Mesa Lab (ML) and the Fleishmann Building (FB); FB is located to the north of the parking lot (on the left when driving in).

Mesa Lab Address:
1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80305

Phone: 303-497-1000

Directions and additional information