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Denver is the capital and most populous municipality in Colorado. Located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5280 feet or 1609.3 meters) above sea level. Denver is ranked as a Beta-world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network; and with an estimated population of 704,621 in 2017, Denver is the 19th-most populous U.S. city.

Urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure! Visit Denver.org for more information on what to do!

Getting to Denver, CO

Denver International Airport
8500 Pena Blvd.
Denver, CO 80249

Getting around Denver, CO

  • Airport Rail
    It's now easier than ever to get from Denver International Airport (DEN) to downtown Denver, at a cost of $9 each way.
  • Light Rail
    The train travels on 34.8 miles of tracks from the suburbs to the city, making stops at 36 stations along the way.
  • Rideshare
    Services from Uber and Lyft are available in the Mile High City.
  • Bus
    The Regional Transportation District (RTD) bus fleet offers a slew of services. skyRide makes hourly runs to Denver International Airport from 18 free park-n-Rides around the city. Riders pay fares of $7, $9 or $11, depending on location, and drivers assist with luggage. All RTD services, maps, routes, park-n-Rides and fares are detailed on RTD's website.

Why should I stay at the ASME Conference headquarter hotel when I may be able to find a lower one on my own?

Negotiated hotel rates benefit you and ASME. In order to secure meeting rooms space at Snowbird Rest, ASME signs a contract with the host city guaranteeing a specified number of hotel rooms booked by our conference attendees – called a room block. As the number of rooms in the room block increases, costs to ASME decrease, which we are able to pass along to our conference attendees in the form of lower registration prices.

If attendees stay in the host hotel, ASME fulfills its contractual obligation with the Hotel. If attendees stay in other hotels, ASME faces the possibility that its room block will not be met, forcing it to pay severe penalties, which can run into tens of thousands of dollars.