Buckley AFB (Mississippi Ave Gate)
1086 – 1094 S Vail St
Aurora, CO 80011

Phone 720-847-9011
Phone (DSN) 312-847-9011
Fax 720-847-6697
Fax (DSN) 312-847-6697

Buckley AFB 6th Ave Gate: Mon – Fri 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat – Sun 5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Buckley AFB Mississippi Ave Gate (Open 24/7)

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Directions to Buckley AFB

From the Airport

Buckley Air Force Base is located in Aurora, Colo., in Arapahoe County. You can reach the base via Interstate 225, Exit 9 for 6th Avenue/CO-30. Go east on 6th Avenue. You'll arrive at Buckley AFB on the right after 2.8 miles.

The Buckley AFB Visitor Center is open between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mon -Fri. closed on weekends, holidays and family days. The visitor center is located at the Sixth Avenue Gate (open Mon - Fri 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m; open Sat-Sun 5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). The Mississippi Avenue Gate is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Telluride Gate is closed until further notice. Any trucks or vans with company logos (such as moving vans) must be searched at the Mississippi gate.

If you are searching for directions via online map sites or GPS, use the address 18500 East Sixth Avenue, Aurora, CO  80011.

From I-70 West

If you are traveling on I-70 west, exit south onto Airport Blvd, which will change to Buckley Rd exit # 285. Go south past Colfax Ave. until reaching 6th Ave. approximately 2 1/2 miles. Turn left (east) onto 6th Ave. Go approximately 1 mile to the main gate entrance of Buckley AFB.

From I-70 East

If you are traveling on I-70 east exit south onto I-225 exit # 283 then follow the directions below for I-225.

From I-225

If you are traveling on I-225, take the 6th Ave exit # 9. Travel east on 6th Ave. Proceed east, approximately 2 1/2 miles, crossing Chambers Road and Buckley Rd to the main gate entrance of Buckley AFB.

From I-25 North

If you are traveling on I-25 north, take the I-225 exit at exit # 200, then follow the directions for I-225.

From I-25 South

If you are traveling on I-25 south, take the I-70 exit at exit # 214, then follow the directions for I-70.

Traveling by Bus

If you arrive in Denver by greyhound bus, either get the schedule of the RTD buses at the terminal, or walk three blocks to the RTD terminal on Market St., or take a taxi.

Installation Access

On 1 June 2011, the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) officially came online. All Active Duty Military, Civilians, Active Guard/Reserve, Retirees and Dependents are required to register.

The locations and times are as follows:

Visitor Center: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon - Fri. Closed on weekends, holidays, and family days.

Bldg #606/MPF: Mon, Wed and Fri 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Tues & Thurs 12: p.m. - 4:00 p.m., and 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month - 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. closed weekends, holidays and family days.

Alternate ID card Locations:

Air National Guard – 140 ANG

18860 E. Breckenridge Ave, Hanger 801, Rm N224, Buckley AFB, CO


Hours: Tues-Fri (8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)

UTA Weekends: Sat (8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) & Sun (8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)

NAVOPS Spt Ctr – Navy Reserve Center

7 North Snowmass St, Bldg 1301


Hours: Mon-Fri (9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

For more information please contact the Visitor Center staff at 720-847-9380.

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