Summer Term 2022 Travel Information
Arrival: Students should plan to arrive at either Denver International Airport or the High Mountain Institute on Sunday, June 26, 2022.
Families dropping off their student at HMI should plan to arrive sometime between 12pm and 5pm (the buses from the airport will likely arrive between 3 and 5pm). You should have no trouble finding us by entering “High Mountain Institute” into your GPS, or using our address:
531 County Rd 5A
We will meet students who arrive by plane at Denver International Airport (DEN). We will be meeting flights that are scheduled to arrive between 10 am and 2 pm only on Sunday, June 26. At 2 PM, we will load the HMI buses and depart for Leadville.
The Denver International Airport consists of three separate concourses and the main terminal. All concourses are serviced by an easy-access, underground rail system that takes passengers from their arriving concourse to the terminal. The train is free and departs every 2 minutes. The train trip from the furthest concourse (Concourse C) to the terminal takes approximately 5 minutes.
When you get off the plane, follow signs to the train that will take you to the Main Terminal and Baggage Claim. Exit the train at the terminal, and take the escalator up one flight to the atrium of the terminal. This is the Ground Transportation and Baggage Claim level. HMI Summer Term Faculty members will be waiting for you in the center of the Great Hall with signs and wearing HMI clothing. From there, we will check you in and help you gather your baggage (please meet us before looking for your luggage). Once the final flights arrive, we will board our shuttles for the 2 ½ hour drive to the HMI campus.
If you cannot arrive at Denver International between 10 am and 2 pm, you may need to arrange for ground transportation to HMI. (Please contact HMI for more information).
Important Information to Have with You
You will want to carry a cell phone and a few telephone numbers with you on the day you travel:
High Mountain Institute office: 719-486-8200 (press 0 to get the faculty on duty)
Denver International Airport Information: 303-342-2000
If you are having trouble finding the HMI faculty at the airport, please call the High Mountain Institute office first before trying anything else.
Departure: You should plan to depart the High Mountain Institute on Friday, July 29.
At the end of the Summer Term, we celebrate our accomplishments with closing ceremonies in the evening and a series of events that are geared toward the students. These ceremonies will be held during the afternoon and evening of Thursday, July 28. If you plan to drive or be picked up by your parents, you will want to leave in the early morning on July 29 because the bus to the airport leaves by 7 am. You are welcome to be on campus until 10 am on this day.
We will deliver students to the Denver International Airport on Friday, July 29. Return flights should be scheduled to depart Denver no earlier than 11:30 AM and no later than 4 PM. If this is not possible, please call to discuss.