Headed to the Chautauqua Trailhead to hike among the Flatirons in the summertime? Parking is extremely limited on weekends. We strongly recommend riding the free weekend shuttle to get there stress-free and to avoid parking fees.
The Park-to-Park weekend shuttle runs during summer only. This year, it will begin Saturday, May 29, 2021, and run through Monday, Sept. 6, 2021.
Simply park for free at downtown parking garages, the Regent lot at the University of Colorado-Boulder, or New Vista High School, and then hop on the shuttle. The Park-to-Park map, showing parking garages and shuttle stops, is below.
Where the shuttle picks up downtown: The downtown shuttle stops next to Salt's patio on 11th Street (at Pearl Street). There are also several stops on Walnut Street and another at Spruce and Broadway (see map below). Plus, all the parking garages downtown are free on weekends. See the route map.
The Park-to-Park shuttle is taking extra steps to keep you safe and help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
Paid Parking: Paid parking ($2.50/hr) is very limited (you've been warned!) but is available in designated areas in and around Chautauqua. Download the Parkmobile app or the WaytoPark app to pay, or use the kiosks on Baseline, at the Ranger Cottage and near the Dining Hall to pay using your license plate.
Tip: Use the Parkmobile app to avoid having to touch the parking kiosks.
Lyft Rides: Another option is to take Lyft to/from Chautauqua. Receive $2.50 off (each way) summer Saturdays and Sundays 8am-8pm with promo code: RIDE2HIKE.
Free Lyft rides are available on weekends 6am–8am and 8pm–11pm between New Vista/CU Regent lots and Chautauqua from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Use code: PARK2PARK.