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National Wind Technology Center & Local Information

This page provides information for travelers visiting the National Wind Technology Center.


There is no public transportation to the National Wind Technology Center.

Please note that the NWTC is not located at the main NREL facility in Golden, Colorado; it is approximately 25 miles north of Golden.

Visit the Denver International Airport site to find:

  • Car rental agencies
  • Shuttle services, and
  • Ground transportation options, including shuttles, taxicabs, and limousines.


See a list of lodging for hotels and bed and breakfasts within 15-20 miles driving distance of the National Wind Technology Center.

Local Information

High Altitude Tips

Before traveling to NREL, please remember that the lab is located at a high altitude with varying weather conditions and plan accordingly. See high altitude tips on VISIT Denver, the travel and visitor website.