Traveling to the Air Force Academy

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The Academy is located 55 miles south of Denver and just north of Colorado Springs on Interstate 25. If you travel to the Academy by car, you will find entrances to the Academy clearly marked. If you have active duty or retired military identification you may enter the Academy at either Exit 156 (the North gate) or Exit 150 (the South gate) from Interstate 25. The Academy is open to visitors between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily. If you do NOT have active duty, retired military, or military dependent identification, you MUST enter at Exit 156 from Interstate 25 (the North gate) and MUST provide a valid driver’s license. You may be asked for registration and proof of insurance and your vehicle may be searched before being granted entry.


The Colorado Springs Airport is convenient to the Academy. Taxi and auto rentals are available at the airport. As you depart the airport, go west on Drennan Road to Academy Boulevard; turn right (north) and continue directly to the south entrance of the Academy (approximately 15 miles). From Denver International Airport, go south on Peña Boulevard to I-70; go west to I-225, southwest to I-25, and south to the Academy.


Amtrak serves Denver. Taxi, auto-rental and bus service is available to Colorado Springs.


Greyhound serves Colorado Springs. Taxi and auto rentals are available. There is no city bus service to the Academy.

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