Since 1968, BOSS has operated in one of the most beautiful and remote parts of the USA: the area surrounding the small town of Boulder, Utah. It is here where we begin and end all courses, using the surrounding public lands as our classroom.
Traveling to Boulder, UT
Yes, you read that right… Boulder, Utah. While BOSS has a marketing office in the more popular Boulder, Colorado, it’s the smaller, more remote Boulder in Southcentral Utah that has been our home since 1968. In the rural town of that Boulder (population 240), we operate our field school for all courses.
Getting to BOSS – By Plane
Courses typically start at 12 noon on Sundays and end at 12 noon on Saturdays, although some courses have irregular start/end dates (please check with us). For those flying, the closest and most convenient airport is Salt Lake City, Utah (SLC). Because Salt Lake City is 4 – 5 hours by car from BOSS, we ask that students fly into Salt Lake the day before the course starts — i.e., Saturday — and spend the night in Provo, Utah. BOSS arranges a shuttle from Provo to Boulder on the Sunday morning of your course.
For the return trip, we suggest you fly out of Salt Lake on the Sunday morning — again, the day after the course ends. This leaves you time after the course ends for the 4-hour drive back to Provo, where you’ll have a chance to shower, eat dinner with your coursemates and sleep.
So, if your course were on, say, June 13 – 19, we’d recommend you fly in on June 12th and fly out on June 20th. What times you arrive/depart are up to you, but getting into Salt Lake by 6pm on Saturday and leaving after 10am on Sunday gives you padding on either side of your trip. We don’t recommend you try to fly out on June 19th (same day as your course) as you could miss your flight if your course ended late or there was any trouble getting back to Provo (flat tire, traffic, etc).
Lodging in Provo, Utah
There are a number of hotels and motels in Provo where you can stay, but we recommend the Provo Days Inn at 1675 North 200 West. If you prefer a fancier hotel, the Provo Marriott is also nice. However, if you decide to stay at the Marriott, you’ll need to take a taxi to the Days Inn in order to catch the BOSS shuttle.
Getting from the Airport to Your Hotel
The most inexpensive way (about $5) to get to Provo from the Salt Lake City Airport is via the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) bus system. The trip from the airport to the Day’s Inn requires 2 -3 transfers and can take several hours. Please visit the UTA website for specific route information and schedules.
We believe a better, although more expensive, option is to reserve a ride with Xpress Shuttle Service, a private shuttle company that operates out of the SLC airport. For roughly $30 each way, they will take you from the airport directly to your Provo destination in about 1 hour. For information and reservations, call them at (800) 397-0773. (If you make reservations with Xpress Shuttle, please notify us with your confirmation numbers.)
The BOSS Shuttle
In order to make it easier for students to get from Provo to Boulder, BOSS offers a shuttle service for an additional fee of $145 (round trip). Shuttles depart from the entrance of the Days Inn in Provo at 7:15am on Sunday mornings (please check out and meet in the lobby with your belongings at 7:00am to ensure a timely departure) and arrive in Boulder just before noon, when Orientation starts.
For the return to Provo after a course, the shuttle leaves the BOSS property at roughly 12 noon and arrives at the Days Inn around 5pm.
Getting to BOSS – By Car
Driving to Boulder, Utah is pretty straightforward. Our physical address is:
615 North Highway 12
Boulder, Utah 84716
Be warned: some online map services and car GPS systems don’t think our address exists. Here’s our location in Google Maps, and our address in MapQuest. Our coordinates are Lat: 37.914119° Long: -111.424423°.
As you enter Boulder Town from the north on Highway 12, our driveway entrance is the first right after you cross the cattle guard. If you’re coming from the south on Highway 12, when you pass the Anasazi State Park Museum (on the right), you’ll see a long, drystacked stone wall on the left. The second entrance in the wall leads to BOSS’s property.
We ask that people driving to BOSS arrive no later than 11:30am on Sunday morning, giving you 30 minutes to park, settle in, and prepare for Orientation. Also, at the end of your course, please expect to be tired. We therefore recommend that you spend a night after your course at a hotel in the Boulder, Utah area and not try to attempt a major driving trip right after your course ends.
Additional information will be included in your course application and registration forms, however, if you have any travel questions or concerns not addressed here, please contact us.