Bustang to Rocky Mountain National Park
Shuttle Service From Boulder
The glory of Rocky Mountain National Park's mountain trails, abundant wildlife and natural wonders that make it a bucket-list destination are now even more accessible from Boulder.
On weekends and holidays, May 28-October 2, 2022, you can ride the Bustang bus from Boulder's Table Mesa Park-N-Ride straight into Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). You must purchase a RMNP pass to ride the shuttle into the national park — but bus riders do not need a timed-entry reservation!
New this year: The Bustang bus will stop at the Estes Park Visitor Center as last year, but will expand service by continuing on into the national park to RMNP's Park & Ride.
Bustang passengers do not need a timed-entry reservation to enter RMNP!
Make a Bus Reservation
You must purchase a ticket from the Colorado Department of Transportation to reserve a seat on Bustang. The price from Boulder is $5 each way.
Purchase a Park Pass for RMNP
A valid RMNP pass is required. Bustang passengers do not need a timed-entry reservation to enter RMNP.
- The shuttle service runs Saturdays and Sundays, May 28-October 2, 2022. Also on Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day.
- Drop location in RMNP is at the RMNP Park & Ride on Bear Lake Road.
- Pickup at Table Mesa Park-N-Ride (Gate B) in Boulder is at 7:45am or 8:45am.
- Return to Table Mesa Park-N-Ride (Gate B) is at 4pm or 6pm.
Onboard Bus Amenities
- USB/Power Outlets
- Luggage Bays
- Bike Racks