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Security Checkpoints

Bridge Security

Standard

6

min

Open 24/7
Level 6 Directions
  • This checkpoint is dedicated to standard screening travelers. TSA PreCheck is not available at this checkpoint.

South Security

Standard

7

min

PreCheck

4

min

Open 24/7
Level 5 Directions
  • This checkpoint is open at all times (24/7)
  • The primary lanes at this checkpoint are dedicated to standard screening travelers.
  • There are a limited number of TSA PreCheck lanes open from 4 a.m.-8:45 p.m. at the backside of the checkpoint (near Bag Claim 7).
  • PreCheck passengers traveling after 8:45 p.m. can receive expedited screening through the standard lanes at this checkpoint.
  • A CLEAR lane is available at this checkpoint for standard screening. CLEAR customers with TSA PreCheck MUST utilize the lane provided for CLEAR at the West Security 3 checkpoint.
  • There is a Restricted Access lane at this checkpoint accommodating the following passengers:
    • Premium/Premier Access
    • Accessibility and Functional Needs
    • Military
    • Badged Employees

West

Standard

Closed

– –

PreCheck

Closed

– –

4:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Level 6 Directions
    • Standard screening passengers will enter at West Security 1 (located behind the United check-in counters)
    • The following access is available at West security 2 (north of the United ticket counters)
    • TSA PreCheck passengers will enter at West Security 3 (north of the United ticket counters)
    • Travelers who are CLEAR customers with TSA PreCheck will enter at West Security 3 (Please note: CLEAR customers without TSA PreCheck must use South Security.)

The West TSA Checkpoint has new technology, and your screening will be a bit different. Below are some tips for getting through the checkpoint smoothly.

  • Once you enter the checkpoint, you will make your way to one of the available security lanes indicated with a green arrow on the overhead sign
  • You will approach a TSA officer who will check your boarding pass and identification. Optional facial recognition technology is in-use at this checkpoint. The officer will guide you through this process.
  • There are multiple stations where passengers can place their items in bins. Immediately proceed to any open station
  • All items must be placed in a bin for screening including suitcases, backpacks, roller bags and shoes (use multiple bins as needed). Bins will automatically pop-up for use under the conveyor
  • New! Electronics and approved liquids may stay in your carry-on bags, even if you don’t have TSA PreCheck. Remember, the TSA limits for liquids still apply
  • Once your items have been screened and cleared, retrieve your items, leaving the bin on the belt so it can be automatically returned for the next passenger
  • After you have completed screening and collected your belongings, you can make your way down the triple escalator or elevator to catch the train to the gates

Directions

8500 Peña Blvd

Denver, Colorado 80249

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