Getting Around Denver

Denver was founded on the flat rangelands adjacent to the Rocky Mountains, allowing it to be built on a wonderful grid. As you learn the various aspects associated with this grid, you'll find yourself navigating our city like a native! Call our relocation center and schedule an appointment for a complimentary map orientation. We'll share great insider secrets!

Major highways include I-25, north and south; I-70, east and west; I-225, which connects I-25 and I-70 and services the eastern suburbs; and C-470, the outer loop around the city. (East of I-25 this becomes E-470, a toll-way.)

Public transportation is primarily by bus and is operated by RTD, the Regional Transportation District. RTD also offers light-rail service in limited areas of the city.

Winter conditions may require a few adjustments:

  • Slow down and give extra space between you and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Listen to the area traffic reports for delays on your normal commute route.
  • Change to snow tires during the winter months for extra traction. Studded snow tires are also available and provide added traction and security.
  • Make sure to have your vehicle serviced for winter and don't forget the antifreeze!

Four-wheel drive is not necessary for Colorado commuters. Most front wheel drive vehicles do just fine on our winter roadways. Commute times are relatively short, leaving plenty of time for family, friends and leisure activities. By the way…don't forget to buckle up - it's the law!

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