Take Transit to the Trails

This summer, enjoy the beauty of Colorado without the hassle of driving! Boulder offers many great ways to hit the trails without having to park a personal vehicle.

Heading to the Hessie Trailhead, Eldorado Springs, or Chautauqua Park? Try the Boulder County recreation shuttles, which run through the summer on weekends and holidays. These shuttles are free, and they stop in several locations throughout Boulder. Pair the Hessie shuttle with RTD’s NB route to Nederland and ride free when the shuttle is running. Find full details here. The Chautauqua Park-to-Park shuttle, operated by Via Mobility Services, offers the perfect way to avoid parking fees at Boulder’s popular mountain park.

The Colorado Department of Transportation’s Bustang transit offers low-cost, high-comfort service to the Estes Park Visitor’s Center and into Rocky Mountain National Park. Buses feature charging outlets, free wi-fi, restrooms, and bike racks. Catch a ride on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from the Table Mesa Park & Ride or Lyons. Find the schedule and buy tickets online here. Catch the Bustang to ride in comfort to other beautiful Colorado destinations, as well, including Salida, Gunnison, Glenwood Springs, and Grand Junction.

Within Boulder, try the SKIP bus to get close to trailheads in the foothills. Whether you want to hike Shanahan Ridge, Enchanted Mesa, Mt. Sanitas, or the Foothills Trail, the SKIP bus can get you there. RTD buses are all equipped with bike racks on the front and can accommodate bikes in the luggage bays on regional routes. Try transit to get to your next bike ride.

Add some steps to your hike, breathe cleaner air, and unburden yourself from having to park at popular recreation spots: take transit! Share your summer transit to trails story by emailing us: info@bouldertc.org.

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