• Bring layers - Mornings and evenings can be chilly while daytime temperatures can feel quite warm.
  • Arrive early - Black Hawk is at least an hour from Denver’s airport, depending on traffic.  Denver can have very congested traffic during rush hour (about 6am – 9am and 3pm to 6pm).  Mountain roads at night can also be intimidating.  Plan on your trip from the airport up the mountain to take a couple hours.
  • Stay hydrated - Low humidity in Colorado keeps the air dry, so you need twice as much water here as you’re used to.
  • Monitor alcohol - Alcoholic drinks pack more of a wallop than at sea level.
  • Watch your physical activity - The effects of exercise are more intense here.
  • Pack for sun - With less water vapor in the air at this altitude there’s 25% less protection from the sun.  Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm and lotions.
  • Enjoy yourself  ​- Don't let anything you hear about the more than mile‐high altitude scare you. The air is just thinner and dryer. In fact, many people with respiratory problems move to Colorado for the benefits of the dry air.  Just follow these simple tips and you will very likely not even notice the difference.

September 6 - 9, 2018

Travel Information

If flying, you'll be flying into the Denver International Airport (DIA).

DIA is located approximately 55 miles east of Black Hawk, unfortunately there are no public transportation options.

For more information about the Denver International Airport, click here:

We recommend renting a car and splitting the costs, Black Hawk is about an hour west of Denver.  If you go through Priceline.com, car costs are minimal.

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Hotel Information

Ameristar - Black Hawk

111 Richman Street​, Black Hawk, CO 80422

Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk is now rated among the nation's elite lodging facilities and earned the prestigious American Automobile Association Four Diamond designation.

Ameristar's 536 luxurious guest rooms, including 64 suites, are comfortable and versatile with oversized bathtubs and panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. Tastefully appointed and furnished, every room contains luxury amenities and features to exceed the most discerning guests' expectations. An on-site Fitness Center, roof-top pool and the 7,000-square-foot ARA Spa will complete your overnight experience.​

Ameristar has offered attendees of the CBR a discounted rate of $109 per night Sunday through Thursday nights and $179 for Friday and Saturday nights (single or double occupancy - For a Thursday - Sunday stay, the average nightly rate is $144 plus tax).  Choose between two Queen or one King bed(s) at registration.  All hotel reservations will be completed by CBR staff.

For more information about our retreat hotel please click here:

Black Hawk, CO

This tiny city is a historic mining settlement founded in 1859 during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. Black Hawk is located adjacent to Central City, another historic settlement in Gregory Gulch.  The two cities form the federally designated Central City/Black Hawk National Historic District. The area flourished during the mining boom of the late 19th century following the construction of mills and a railroad link to Golden.  You can catch a free local shuttle from the hotel to Central City.

For more information about what the Black Hawk area has to offer click here: 

Black Hawk sits at 8537 feet above sea level  (slightly higher than our previous location in Nederland).  Follow these tips to ensure you have the most enjoyable time at altitude:

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