Rockies Information

Denver International Airport

  • The Denver International Airport (DEN) is Denver’s primary airport
  • Located 10 minutes’ drive from the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center


Local Attractions

During your stay, you will have the opportunity to discover Denver and Aurora area.

Take advantage of these few days and visit the must-see and must-go to places with your family!!

Local attractions

Visit Aurora


Time Zone

MST (Mountain Standard Time)

Altitude Sickness

Symptoms and Remedies

Denver is called the “Mile High City” for a reason. The city’s elevation is actually about a mile high, and adjusting to that altitude can cause trouble for visitors and new residents to the city. It’s not uncommon for people unused to higher elevation to develop altitude sickness.

Could you be suffering from altitude sickness? If so, what can you do about it? Find out the symptoms of altitude sickness and how to treat it.


What Causes Altitude Sickness?

The higher you go, the lower the oxygen levels get. When you breathe, your brain gets fewer oxygen molecules. If this happens suddenly, without gradually getting used to the rise in altitude, fluid may begin to accumulate in the brain and lungs.

Your susceptibility to altitude sickness may rise depending on your: 

  • Age
  • Weight 
  • Blood pressure

Existing heart or lung conditions can also contribute to the likelihood of developing altitude sickness. How long you stay at high altitude can impact the length of your sickness. The chances of developing altitude sickness are lower if you go to a higher altitude gradually, but this isn’t always possible when you take a plane trip to Denver, for instance. 


Common Symptoms of Altitude Sickness

Symptoms often vary per person, but the most widely experienced side effect of altitude sickness is headaches. Since this is also a common symptom of dehydration, make sure to drink plenty of water if you suspect you have altitude sickness.

Other common side effects include: 

  • Light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Becoming winded when performing light exercise
  • Swollen hands and feet

Visas & International

Entry requirements / Visas

If you will require a Visa to the conference, please have your full Local Embassy Address before you begin your registration. For more information on applying for a Visa to the U.S please click here.

All eligible international travelers who wish to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program must apply for authorization.