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Bustang to Rocky Mountain National Park

Bustang LogoShuttle 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.

Insider Tip

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

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

  • Restrooms
  • WiFi
  • USB/Power Outlets
  • Accessibility
  • Luggage Bays
  • Bike Racks

Woman with hiking sticks walking on a Rocky Mountain National Park trail