Service runs weekends and summer holidays through Labor Day, Sept. 2

BOULDER, Colo. – On Saturday, May 25, the City of Boulder begins service for the free Park-to-Park shuttle service to and from Chautauqua Park via several stops around Boulder. The service includes free shuttle parking and is a convenient, fast and stress-free way to access Chautauqua while reducing vehicular impacts to the site and surrounding neighborhood.

What's New

Following an evaluation in 2023, the shuttle will travel on a new route along Broadway instead of 9th Street to provide access from new locations at University Hill, and now features new stops closer to the Chautauqua trailhead and Chautauqua Dining Hall. Changes highlighted for 2024 also will include improved parking signage, a new BCycle e-bike station and Lime e-scooter parking areas along Baseline Road. Shared e-bikes and e-scooters provide more travel choices to more people, supporting managing access to Chautauqua. These devices are not allowed on any trails in Chautauqua Park and use location-based technology to manage operations and parking.

Free Shuttle Details

The 2024 shuttle runs every weekend and on summer holidays May 25 through Sept. 2. Included holidays for 2024 are Memorial Day, Monday, May 27; Juneteenth, Wednesday, June 19; Independence Day, Thursday, July 4; and Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2. Details include:

  • The shuttle runs every 15 minutes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and picks up passengers from 15 bus stops, where signs are marked with the Park-to-Park shuttle. Download the Transit app for real-time service updates.
  • Free shuttle parking includes the five downtown City of Boulder parking garages, where parking is free on weekends and holidays, and at two satellite parking lots: the New Vista High School parking lot (700 20th St.) and the CU Regent parking lot (1050 Regent Drive). Summer construction may impact available parking at downtown garages and lots. Visitors are encouraged to visit the Park-to-Park webpage for updates.
  • Parking revenue helps keep the shuttle service free to the public. The program includes paid parking at $2.50 per hour from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on summer weekends and holidays from May 25 to Sept. 2 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. Download the ParkMobile app or pay at a nearby pay station.
  • City garage parking, satellite lots and shuttles are ADA-accessible for people using wheelchairs. Free handicapped-accessible parking is also available in Chautauqua Park in the Ranger Cottage lot and around the Chautauqua Park green parking area.
  • Shuttles feature bike racks. Dogs, strollers and hiking gear are also welcome aboard.
  • Program ambassadors will be stationed near the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage and adjacent shuttle stops to provide customer service support to visitors.

Learn More

Park-to-Park is part of the city 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 the City of Boulder and Visit Boulder, the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau, and it is operated by Via Mobility Services.

Boulder community members can also access many nearby outdoor destinations via bus or shuttle, including the free Eldo Shuttle to Eldorado Canyon State Park and the city’s Marshall Mesa, Doudy Draw and South Mesa trailheads, the free Hessie Shuttle to the Hessie Trailhead, and the seasonal Bustang to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, which will now stop at the Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station during upcoming 2024 service to Boulder.

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An example of a print Park-to-Park map. Interactive map available on