Denver attracts millions of visitors with its craft breweries, mountain views, and professional sports teams. Whether you’re bringing your Little League team to see the Broncos in action or going to Red Rocks with a big group of friends, Shofur can help. We offer charter buses and minibuses throughout Colorado and the Western U.S.. Just give us a call at 1-800-436-8719 to book your group transportation to the Mile High City.
If you want to explore the heart of Denver, you have a range of options. The Regional Transportation District (RTD) provides light rail and bus service throughout the city, and Denver is known for its bike trails and bikeshare program called B-cycle. But these services are concentrated in Denver proper, so if you want to explore the mountains around the city, you’ll have to get a bit more creative with your transportation. Here are some of your options:
RTD light rail and bus service: Public transportation in Denver is affordable and eco-friendly, but its service area is limited, and you’ll have to work with the buses’ or trains’ schedule instead of creating your own.
Taxis and rideshares: Taxis or rideshares do run on your schedule, and they’re a great option for small groups. Since most rideshares and taxis can’t accommodate more than 6 people, though, you’ll have to book several if you’re traveling with a large group, which can quickly become inconvenient.
Biking: Denver locals love bicycles, and the city contains a good number of designated bike paths. If you didn’t pack a bike, you can take advantage of B-cycle, the citywide bikeshare program. But biking isn’t great for traveling long distances, and if you or people in your group have disabilities, biking may not even be an option.
Shofur charter buses: A charter bus isn’t as inexpensive as public transportation or bicycling, but it lets your group travel anywhere in Colorado while enjoying air-conditioning and reclining seats. A bus also keeps everyone together in a single vehicle.
Comparing Denver Group Transportation
RTD Public Transportation
Personal, professional driver
On-board climate controls
Tailored to your schedule
One vehicle for your entire group
Weddings in Denver
With its mountain views and abundance of delicious food and beer, Denver provides a beautiful setting for weddings. But if you have out-of-town guests coming in for the celebration, they may get overwhelmed trying to figure out where to park in the Santa Fe Arts District or how to get from Denver International Airport to the ceremony.
Shofur would love to help. We can provide a shuttle bus to take your guests from the hotel to the ceremony and reception, and we’ll be everyone’s DD at the end of the night. Your guests can stretch their legs in their plush seats and savor the air-conditioning or heat while a professional driver handles Denver’s traffic.
Here are a few popular Denver wedding destinations that Shofur can help you reach:
Originally built in the early 1900s, this building in the Santa Fe Arts District has cement floors and exposed rafters that give it a turn-of-the-century industrial feel. The expansive windows let in plenty of light for your ceremony and there’s parking right across the street, though your bus can also drop you off and return later.
Address: 200 N. Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80223
Phone: (303) 534-5403
Another beautiful building from the early 1900s, the Grant-Humphreys Mansion was commissioned by James Benton Grant, the third governor of Colorado. Architects Boal and Harnois opted for a Neoclassical style, and the huge columns and elaborate staircase make this the perfect place for hyper-elegant weddings.
Address: 770 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 894-2505
If you and your partner favor a more contemporary style, try the Space Gallery, an art venue with a steel staircase and giant garage-style door. You might also find paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and prints on display during your ceremony or reception. This space is accessible for guests with mobility concerns but has limited parking, so your group will definitely need to rely on either rideshares or an ADA-accessible shuttle bus.
Address: 400 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (720) 904-1088
Denver Field Trips
Exciting locations like the Denver Zoo and the Children’s Museum of Denver make the Mile High City an ideal place for field trips. But if you’re traveling from Golden, Littleton, or a city even farther away, you’ll need to consider how you’ll get to Denver’s attractions.
Although school buses are affordable, they often have limited legroom and lack air-conditioning. So if you’re taking a longer trip, consider a charter bus to keep your students or after-school group comfortable on the way to the Children’s Museum or senior night at Elitch Gardens. You can even request TVs with DVD players so no one gets bored during the drive.
Here are a few popular field trip destinations where you can take your group:
Children’s Museum of Denver
Let your kids pretend to be firefighters, play in the Adventure Forest, learn about energy and water, and paint in the Art Studio at the Children’s Museum of Denver. This accessible, interactive museum welcomes children with disabilities and can accommodate group visits with advance reservations, making it a popular destination for elementary school classes, scouting troops, and after-school clubs.
Address: 2121 Children's Museum Drive, Denver, CO 80211
Phone: (303) 433-7444
You can sign your class up for educational programs like Animal Academy, Ed-Venture Treks, and Zoo Assemblies or just lead them on a teacher-guided tour at the Denver Zoo. This 80-acre refuge provides a home for lions, Asian elephants, bald eagles and black rhinos and offers many free parking lots for your bus.
Address: 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205
Phone: (720) 337-1400
Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park
Alright, so Elitch Gardens isn’t exactly an educational destination (unless you’re studying the physics of roller coasters!) But it’s still a great place to celebrate graduation with your seniors or to honor your school band for crushing their fundraising goals. This theme park offers discounts for groups and has thrilling coasters like Boomerang and Mind Eraser as well as family-friendly rides like a Ferris wheel and a carousel.
Address: 2000 Elitch Cir, Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (303) 595-4386
Roller coaster at Elitch Gardens
College Tours in Denver
Denver provides a home for several universities, including the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Denver (those are two different schools!) You’ll also find some of Colorado’s most prestigious colleges a short drive away. The Colorado School of Mines lies only 30 minutes outside the city, and the University of Colorado-Boulder lies about 40 minutes from downtown.
You can use public transportation to reach schools outside Denver, but it can take two or three times longer than driving a car would. And if you’re with high school students, you may not want to let them drive themselves or each other. Renting a charter bus offers one easy solution. Let a professional driver navigate Denver’s interstates while your students use the free WiFi to research the schools they may want to attend.
Here are a few Denver universities you can visit on your college tour:
University of Colorado Denver
Address: 1201 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (303) 315-5969
University of Denver
Address: 2199 S University Blvd, Denver, CO 80208
Phone: (303) 871-2000
Colorado School of Mines
Address: 1500 Illinois St, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (303) 273-3000
University of Colorado Boulder
Address: 1085 18th St, Boulder, CO 80309
Phone: (303) 492-8300
Building on University of Denver campus
Corporate Events in Denver
If you’re attending a conference or meeting in Denver, you and your coworkers can hop on a minibus to get from the Denver International Airport to your hotel without the stress of searching for rideshares or renting a car. You can also request a charter bus with free WiFi and power outlets so you can check email and complete assignments on your way to the Colorado Convention Center or another conference hotel.
Here are some of the most-visited conference venues in Denver:
Colorado Convention Center
One of the largest convention centers in the U.S., the Colorado Convention Center?spans more than 2 million square feet and houses events from tradeshows to educational conferences to concerts. It also hosts the Great American Beer Fest every fall, which is worth a visit whether you work for a brewery or just want to treat your coworkers to an evening out.
Address: 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 228-8000
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Located close to the Colorado Convention Center, the Sheraton is another popular Denver event venue thanks to its 52 rooms with more than 130,000 square feet of space. Although parking is available, it’s pricey, so you may want to ask your charter bus driver to drop you off and find parking in a less expensive location.
Address: 1550 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 893-3333
Sporting Events in Denver
As Colorado’s capital and its biggest city, Denver is a popular destination for youth sports tournaments. If you’re bringing your basketball team or cheerleading squad into town, rent a charter bus so you’ll have plenty of space for your equipment and all of your athletes. You can also request flat-screen TVs and DVD players so you won’t have to deal with bored kids during the drive.
Denver also has an impressive number of professional sports teams. You can cheer on the Rockies at Coors Field or catch the Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. More of a basketball or hockey person? Head to the Pepsi Center to see the Nuggets or the Avalanche in action. Although all of these stadiums have parking, you can save your group a lot of walking by renting a minibus to drop you off near the entrance.
Here are all the places you can find Denver’s pro sports teams:
Home of the Colorado Rockies (MLB)
Address: 2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205
Phone: (303) 292-0200
Empower Field at Mile High
Home of the Denver Broncos (NFL) and Denver Outlaws (MLL)
Address: 1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (720) 258-3000
Home of the Denver Nuggets (NBA), Colorado Avalanche (NHL), and Colorado Mammoth (NLL)
Address: 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (303) 405-1100
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Home of the Colorado Rapids (MLS) and Denver Barbarians (USA Rugby)
Address: 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022
Phone: (303) 727-3500
Group Trips to Red Rocks
It’s hard to name a more iconic Denver destination than Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. It’s not just a beautiful place to hike and see the stunning rock structures that give the park its name–it’s also one of the U.S.’s most talked-about music venues. If you love live music, you can’t miss the chance to sit in the naturally occurring amphitheatre and gaze at the mountains beyond the rocks while music drifts around you.
Although Red Rocks is typically regarded as one of Denver’s most popular attractions, the park technically lies in Morrison, about 30 minutes from the center of the city. You can save your group the stress of trying to find the park by asking your charter bus driver to drop you off and return to pick you up at the end of the concert.?
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Address: 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465
Phone: (720) 865-2494
Charter Bus from Denver to Black Hawk
Although Denver offers more than enough attractions to keep most groups entertained, it doesn’t offer casinos. If you want to gamble, you’ll need to drive about an hour to Black Hawk. Much of the journey from Denver to Black Hawk passes through state parks and undeveloped land, so you can take in beautiful views when you gaze out the bus’s window.
Once your group arrives in Black Hawk, you can spend the day at casinos like the Monarch, Lady Luck and Golden Gates. Your charter bus driver can pick you up when you’re done exploring the casinos and serve as your DD to get you back to Denver safely.
Charter Bus from Denver to Las Vegas
Speaking of casinos—if you’re planning to roadtrip across the Western half of the U.S., Shofur can help you get from Denver to Las Vegas. You’ll definitely want to request TVs and WiFi, since the shortest drive between the two cities still takes about 12 hours.
You can also opt for the longer route that winds through New Mexico. Take a break from your journey and stroll through the shopping districts of cool Southwestern cities like Santa Fe and?Albuquerque. And once you reach Vegas, remember that there are plenty of places to explore other than casinos. Go to a concert or live show, ride amusement park rides, or even go hiking just outside the city before you head back to Denver or continue on to California.
Our Favorite Group-Friendly Destinations around Denver
Still looking for a few more places to take your tour group or wedding guests within Denver? Check out our list of popular Denver hotspots below, and create an itinerary before you call Shofur to book your charter bus. Whether you want to go for a stroll through a breathtaking garden or visit Buffalo Bill’s gravesite, your driver can help you get there.
Check out these hotspots in Denver:
Denver Art Museum (DAM)
Great for: field trips, tour groups, senior citizen groups
When you visit the Denver Art Museum, you’ll probably notice the striking, modern exterior first. Once you get inside, you’ll be entranced by contemporary multimedia exhibitions sharing space with sculptures from 12th-century Japan and paintings from 16th-century England. The combination of an extensive and diverse art collection, group discounts and accessibility features make this museum a must-visit for almost any group.
Bus tip: The art museum lies in the Golden Triangle neighborhood, which can be a difficult place to park. If you take a minibus, it can probably park in the museum’s parking garage. Full-size charter buses will need to drop you off outside the museum entrance and park elsewhere.
Address: 100 W 14th Ave Parkway, Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (720) 865-5000
Denver Botanic Gardens
Great for: field trips, tour groups, weddings
Spanning 24 acres in the heart of the city, the Denver Botanic Gardens offers 50 gardens, including 18 gardens dedicated to native plants of the American West and gardens showcasing Japanese, Chinese, and South African plants. Children can explore the Mordecai Children’s Garden and the Science Pyramid, and the garden also serves as a popular venue for weddings, fundraisers, and celebrations.
Bus tip: Shuttle buses and vans are permitted on the top level of the garden’s parking garage, but full-size buses are not. You’ll need to ask your driver to drop you off and return to pick you up.
Address: 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206
Phone: (720) 865-3500
Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave
Great for: field trips, tour groups
Learn the story of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, from his time as a Pony Express rider to his career as an army scout, buffalo hunter, and showman. After you explore the museum, take your group to his grave to pay respects while gazing at the Rocky Mountains in the distance.
Bus tip: The museum does lie up a mountain, so you may want to opt for a minibus if this is your destination. You won’t have to worry about parking, however, as there’s usually space near the museum.
Whether you’re headed to Denver to sip craft beer, hike in the mountains, or catch a pro sports team in action, Shofur can help. We’ll find the right charter bus or minibus to take your group safely to every destination on your itinerary. Call us at 1-800-436-8719 to start planning your trip to the Mile High City today.