Travel Tips

The Conference will convene at the Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado, located approximately two hours outside Denver, between Winter Park and  Rocky Mountain National Park (GPS Coordinates: +39° 59′ 35.18″, -105° 55′ 38.52″). Situated on more than 5,000 acres, the property’s majestic Rocky Mountain views and year-round recreational opportunities make this an extraordinary retreat. The ranch’s on-site summer activities include horseback riding, hiking, biking, canoeing, a zip line and a variety of family programs, plus easy access to nearby fishing, boating and rafting.

The easement on Snow Mountain Ranch’s backcountry safeguards habitat for a variety of wildlife species, including the federally-threatened and state-endangered Canada lynx and the state-sensitive Northern goshawk.  The protected land also establishes the foundation for the next generation of healthy forests in an area devastated by beetle damage, while maintaining the water quality of Pole Creek, a source of water for Snow Mountain Ranch, the town of Granby and the region.  Preserving this land allows Snow Mountain Ranch to continue its long-standing tradition of providing year-round access to more than 50 miles of world-class hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding and biking trails.


Airport and Shuttle Service

Denver International Airport
9500 Pena Boulevard
Denver, Colorado USA  80249-6340
General Information +1 (303) 342-2000

YMCA of the Rockies – Snow Mountain Ranch is located approximately 112 miles (approx. 2.5 hr. drive) from the Denver International Airport.

Shuttle Service from Denver International Airport

Shuttle Service from Denver International Airport (DIA)

Denver Airport Shuttle and Limousine
Telephone: +1-303.773.3385
Reservations must be made at least 1 week in advance
Cost:  $290 One-way

Best Ride Airport Shuttles
Contact:  Haash
Reservations must be made at least 1 week in advance.
Cost: $140 round trip

 Home James
Online Reservations
Tel: +1 800-359-7503
Rate: $70 one-way, or $140 round trip.

Home James offers once-daily shuttle service to Snow Mountain Ranch, departing DIA each day 1:00 p.m.  and once-daily return shuttle service to DIA, departing Snow Mountain Ranch each day at 9:15 a.m.

 Travel by Train

Amtrak has a daily stop in Granby, Colorado with its California Zephyr train, traveling between Chicago and Emeryville (near San Francisco).  This ride — especially between Denver and Salt Lake City — is described as “one of Amtrak’s most beautiful and definitely worth including on anyone’s bucket list.”

Travel by Car

The Colorado Department of Transportation is undergoing a large-scale highway project that will affect Interstate 70 (the main highway from Denver towards Granby). Large traffic backups are anticipated at all times throughout the summer. Information about Colorado road conditions can be found online or by calling +1 877-315-7623.