Driving Directions

From Denver International Airport

Easiest Route (via toll road):  2 hrs 8 min; 111.05 miles

    • Start out going north on Pena Blvd.
    • Turn slight left toward Terminal West
    • Stay straight to go onto Pena Blvd.
    • Take the E-470 TOLLWAY N exit, EXIT 6B, toward Boulder/Fort Collins
    • Merge onto E-470 N (portions toll; electronic toll collection only) for 17.5  mi.
    • Merge onto I-25 N/US-87 N via Exit 47 toward Ft Collins for 41.2  miles
    • Merge onto CO-14 W/E Mulberry St via EXIT 269B toward Ft Collins for 3.5 mi
    • Turn slight right onto Riverside Ave. (Riverside Ave is 0.3 miles past S Lemay Ave)
    • Riverside Ave. becomes Jefferson St. You are on Riverside/Jefferson for about 1 mi
    • Turn slight right onto N College Ave/US-287 N/CO-14 W. Follow US-287/CO-14 W for 3.4 mi.
    • Turn slight right just past N Shields St to stay on US-287 N for .5 mi
    • Follow US-287/CO-14/La Porte Bypass for 16.6 mi
    • Turn left onto CR-74E/Red Feather Lakes Rd/Jackass Rd/Livermore for another 16.1 mi
    • Turn left onto CR-68C/Boy Scout Rd just past the blue and white sign “Shambhala Mountain Center 5 miles”
    • Follow CR-68C/Boy Scout Road 5 miles (portions unpaved)
    • Turn left at the entrance to Shambahla Mountain Center, 151 Shambhala Way

Note: The average cost of the toll road is $6.00 each way. You will be billed at your driver’s license address, or if using a rental car, the amount will be included in your total rental fees.

Alternate Route (No toll road):  2 hrs 23 min; 121.6 miles

    • Start out going north on Pena Blvd.
    • Turn slight left toward Terminal West
    • Stay straight onto Pena Blvd.
    • Merge onto I-70 W/Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Hwy/US-36 W via the exit on the left, follow for 5.3 mi
    • Merge onto I-270 W/US-36 W via EXIT 279A toward Fort Collins/Boulder for 6.5 mi
    • Merge onto I-25 N/US-87 N via EXIT 0 toward Ft Collins for 52.6 mi
    • Merge onto CO-14 W/Mulberry St via EXIT 269B toward Ft. Collins for 3.5 mi
    • Follow the directions above from Mulberry St to Shambhala Mountain Center

Scenic Route (portions unpaved)

    • Take either route above to I-25 N/US87 N via EXIT 0 (Fort Collins)
    • Follow I-25 N/US87 N toward Fort Collins for 62 miles.
    • Pass the Budweiser Beer Factory and take Owl Canyon Road, Exit 281.
    • Head west toward the mountains for 7.5 mi. Follow road sharply to right just past Weaver Ranch.
    • Continue 1.2 miles and make a left at the “T”
    • Go 3 miles into the mountains to stop sign at US-287. Turn right, go north, for 2.5 mi
    • Turn left onto CR-74E/Red Feather Lakes Rd/Jackass Rd/Livermore and go 16.1 mi
    • Turn left onto CR-68C/Boy Scout Rd just past the “Shambhala Mountain Center 5 miles” sign
    • Go 5 miles on CR-68C/Boy Scout Rd to Shambhala Mountain Center (portions unpaved)

From Boulder

Easiest or Alternate Route

    • From 28th St/US-36 W, go east on the Diagonal Hwy/CO-119 N for 18.8 mi
    • Merge onto I-25 N/US87N via the ramp on the left. Follow I-25 N for 29.3 mi
    • Merge onto CO-14 W/E Mulberry St via EXIT 269B toward Ft Collins for 3.5 mi
    • Follow “Easiest” or “Alternate Route” directions above from Mulberry St to Shambhala Mountain Center

Scenic Route:

    • From 28th St/US-36 W, go east on the Diagonal Hwy/CO-119 N for 18.8 mi
    • Merge onto I-25 N/US87N via the ramp on the left. Follow I-25 N for 41.1 mi
    • Pass the Budweiser Beer Factory and take Owl Canyon Rd, Exit 281, west
    • Follow “Scenic” directions above from Owl Canyon Rd, Exit 281 to Shambhala Mountain Center