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You really have three choices. If you're fabulously wealthy (remember, not reimburseable) and enjoy driving long distances in heavy traffic, you can rent a car at any one of the agencies in the main terminal area. Otherwise, you can take the Supershuttle ($25 one-way) or the RTD ($10 one-way, $18 round-trip with a prepaid ticket available in the Airport terminal).
Once you're in Boulder, public transportation is easy and convenient.
You can buy a ticket for the Supershuttle at one of their counters somewhere between the train exit and the baggage claim. The SuperShuttle is a door-to-door service, so you can tell them exactly where you want to go. There is quite a deal if multiple people are going to the same destination: $25 for the first person, $10 for each additional person.
The Golden Buff is not directly on the bus route between the airport and Boulder's city center, so you have to transfer -- but only once. There are several options: my suggestion is to use the Trip Planner available from the RTD home page. All permutations start with catching the AB bus. The worst case scenario is that you wind up in beautiful downtown Boulder at a very nice bus terminal precisely 1.4 miles from your hotel.
The AB line goes between the Airport and Boulder. It picks up passengers and luggage on the WEST side of DIA first, then circles to the EAST side and does the same. If you see it pulling away from the WEST side, sometimes you can actually hustle back through the terminal to the EAST side and still catch them! You pick up the AB on Level 5, Island 5, outside door 506 on the West side; or Level 5, Island 5, outside door 513, on the East side. You pay as you get on the bus -OR- you can buy tickets at the RTD kiosk on the 5th floor of the terminal (the one with the huge water sculpture) and give them to the driver. If you do not have $10 exactly, you will need to get a ticket at the RTD counter. Round-trip tickets are $18 at the RTD counter.
The AB Schedule is different for weekdays/Saturdays/Sundays. The weekend schedule for the AB is pretty much hourly; first bus at 6:15AM, last bus at 11:20PM. They are usually very prompt. The RTD is clean, comfortable, and the driver will handle your bags much like a skycab; you're not fighting with the bags on the bus, they're stored below. Again -- you will need exactly $10 or a prepaid ticket, the driver cannot make change.