Service runs weekends and summer holidays Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, Sept. 4

Service runs weekends and summer holidays Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, Sept. 4

On Saturday, May 27, the City of Boulder begins service for the free Park-to-Park shuttle service to/from Chautauqua Park from two free satellite parking lots and downtown Boulder. The shuttle is a convenient, fast and stress-free way to access Chautauqua while reducing vehicular impacts to the site and surrounding neighborhood.

Details of the 2023 shuttle program, which runs every weekend and on summer holidays (Memorial Day May 29, Juneteenth June 19, Independence Day July 4, and Labor Day Sept. 4) from Saturday, May 27 through Monday, Sept. 4, include:

  • Free Park-to-Park shuttle service from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free parking is available at two satellite parking lots: New Vista High School parking lot* at 700 20th St. (*except for Saturday, May 27 when this lot is unavailable due to New Vista graduation), and the CU Regent parking lot at 1050 Regent Dr. Look for the bus stop signs with the Park-to-Park shuttle sign along the route. Additionally, parking is free on weekends and holidays at the five downtown City of Boulder parking garages.
  • Shuttle ambassadors to provide customer service support to visitors.
  • Paid parking ($2.50 per hour, unlimited time) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on summer weekends and summer holidays along the Chautauqua Park green parking areas, on Baseline Road near the park, at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage lot and in the neighborhood north of Chautauqua Park. Parking revenue helps pay for the free shuttle.
  • Free accessible parking is available in Chautauqua Park around the Chautauqua Park green parking area.
  • Shuttles feature bike racks. Dogs, strollers, and hiking gear are also welcome aboard.

The Park-to-Park shuttle service is part of the Chautauqua Access Management Plan (CAMP). With Chautauqua Park being one of Boulder’s most in-demand destinations, CAMP seeks to better manage access to the park while minimizing impacts to the neighborhood and the area’s natural and cultural resources. The shuttle is supported by Visit Boulder, the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau.

There are several shuttle services also available for other popular outdoor area destinations. The Eldo Shuttle, operated by Boulder County in partnership with the City of Boulder, and Colorado Parks & Wildlife, provides free shuttle service to Eldorado Canyon State Park and the city’s Marshall Mesa, Doudy Draw and South Mesa trailheads. The Eldo Shuttle runs from Saturday, May 27 to Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2023. Learn more about the Eldo Shuttle, including schedule and pick up spots.

The free shuttle to the Hessie trailhead outside of Nederland is operated by Boulder County, and runs Fridays through Sundays, May 26 through Oct. 8. The schedule and more information is available at:

The Bustang, operated by the Colorado Department of Transportation, provides shuttle service between Boulder and Estes Park / Rocky Mountain National Park weekends and select holidays from May 27 to Oct. 1, 2023, for $7.50 (adults) or $2.50 (children ages 2-12) each way. Visit the Bustang to Estes Park webpage for details about routes, schedules, and payment options.

For real-time shuttle service information, download the Transit app. For more information about the City of Boulder Park-to-Park program, visit