Local Arrangements

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Lodging

CPTSC is proud to partner with the BRAND NEW Spring Hill Suites Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs  for the annual conference!

Use the link below to directly book your accommodations at this lovely new hotel where our Friday and Saturday sessions will happen.

Book your group rate for CPTSC Room Block ($169/night)

The hotel is centrally located to allow easy access to exceptional restaurants, cool bars, hip breweries, and all sorts of cultural experiences.

Airports

Colorado Springs has its own sizeable airport served by most major airlines, including Southwest, United, Delta, and Frontier. Depending upon the attendee’s place of origin, flying into Colorado Springs itself could be cheaper than flying into Denver. The size and proximity of the COS airport certainly makes it desirable for attendees to arrange travel here, if possible. It would eliminate the need for ground transportation from Denver along the nasty I-25 corridor which can be quite troublesome. The airport is about 15 minutes from downtown COS. It is connected by buses, but rental cars or ride sharing services like Uber or Lyft would be the best option to arrive at the conference hotel. Taxis to carry you to our hotel are also available for about $30 one way.

Denver International Airport is a giant airport serving a giant city. It’s located about 30 minutes east of Denver and attendees could certainly find flights into DIA with no trouble. DIA has countless flights from everywhere in the U.S. and most international locations on about every airline possible. On a good day, when traffic isn’t snarled on I-25, DIA is a 90-minute drive from Colorado Springs. DIA is connected to Colorado Springs by multiple shuttles services like Groome Transportation and Denver Airport Transportation. No public transportation option exists between the two cities.

Rental Cars

Rental cars are available at the Colorado Springs airport and at the Denver airport. As a town that grew up in miscellaneous fits and starts, COS is best travelled by car because different small towns have grown into one larger city. The surface streets connect these different areas of the city. COS is easy to navigate with several large roadways connecting all parts of the city in all directions. Traffic normally isn’t bad within town, and everything of interest is about 15 minutes away by car (as the joke goes). An alternative to a rental car within town is UBER/LYFT which operates extensively in COS.

Buses

Colorado Springs has a fair bus system that connects the parts of the city. Fortunately, multiple routes  connect downtown with cool places across the city. While the buses are reliable, they are relatively infrequent for a city this size, and conference attendees looking to move around COS easily would be best served by rental cars.