New Boulder Stops and Routes for Summer Recreational Shuttles

This summer, it’s easier than ever to share the ride from Boulder to Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, and local hiking trails in the city of Boulder and Boulder County. It’s more important than ever, too, to avoid driving during the high-ozone season on the Front Range. Choose an option below to get to your favorite destinations all summer long.

  1. The Colorado Department of Transportation has added a new Bustang stop at Boulder Junction Depot Square Station (Gate S3 on Pearl Parkway). The bus runs weekends and holidays through Labor Day. Bustang buses leave Boulder Junction at 8:05 am and 9:05 am, returning at 4:55 pm and 5:55 pm. For just $15 round trip, Bustang to Estes transports riders from Denver Union Station through Westminster, Broomfield, Boulder, and Lyons in style and comfort. With amenities including WiFi, charging ports, ample storage and bathrooms on board, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic drive. Bikes are welcome, too!
  2. The City of Boulder has re-routed the Park-to-Park Shuttle to travel along Broadway, providing frequent and free service between downtown Boulder and Chautauqua Park. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes between 8 am and 8 pm on weekends through Labor Day. The shuttles feature bike racks, and leashed dogs can ride, too. See the map below for route details.
  3. Boulder County manages two free summer recreational shuttles: the Eldo Shuttle to Eldorado Canyon State Park and the Hessie Trailhead Shuttle in Nederland. The Eldo Shuttle runs every 20 minutes on weekends and holidays through Labor Day, with stops in Boulder, Superior, and trailheads along Eldorado Springs Drive (State Highway 170). The Hessie Shuttle runs between Nederland High School and the Hessie Trailhead every 15 minutes on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through Labor Day. Bike racks are available, and leashed dogs are welcome!

Leave the driving to someone else and help improve our summer air quality by taking transit to the mountains and local trailheads! Find more information about each of these options by clicking on the map image below.

Map of the Boulder Hiker Shuttles by the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau

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