By Car -- Greeley is located at the crossroads of U.S. 34 (east-west) and U.S. 85 (north-south), midway between Denver and Cheyenne, Wyoming -- both of which are more directly reached by U.S. 85 than by I-25. U.S. 34 heads west 17 miles to I-25, beyond which are Loveland and Rocky Mountain National Park. To the east, U.S. 34 connects Greeley to Fort Morgan via I-76, 37 miles away.
By Airport Shuttle -- Visitors who fly into Denver International Airport can travel on to Greeley with the Rocky Mountain Shuttle Company (tel. 888/444-3580 or 970/356-3366; www.rockymountainshuttlecompany.com), with one-way rates of $31 per person.
Contact the Greeley Convention & Visitors Bureau, 902 7th Ave., Greeley, CO 80631 (tel. 800/449-3866 or 970/352-3567; www.greeleycvb.com).
Greeley is laid out on a standard grid and is an easy city to navigate -- provided you don't get confused by the numbered streets (which run east-west) and numbered avenues (which run north-south). It helps to know which is which when you're standing at the corner of 10th Street and 10th Avenue. Eighth Avenue (U.S. 85) is the main north-south street through downtown. Ninth Street is U.S. 34 Business, jogging into 10th Street west of 23rd Avenue. The U.S. 34 Bypass joins U.S. 85 in a cloverleaf just south of town.
The city bus system, called simply The Bus (tel. 970/350-9287; www.greeleygov.com), provides in-town transportation. For a taxi, call Shamrock Yellow Cab (tel. 970/686-5555).
The hospital, North Colorado Medical Center, is at 1801 16th St. (tel. 970/352-4121), just west of downtown. The post office is at 925 11th Ave. Contact the U.S. Postal Service (tel. 800/275-8777; www.usps.com) for hours and locations of other area post offices.
Special Events -- Colorado Farm Show, late January; the UNC Jazz Festival, April; Semana Latina and Cinco de Mayo, late April and early May; Greeley Stampede, late June and early July; Weld County Fair, early August; Potato Day celebrates Greeley's heritage, early September; Festival of Trees, early December.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.