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 one of the five downtown parking garages shown on the map; the Regent lot at the University of Colorado-Boulder; or New Vista High School. Then hop on the shuttle. See the map below for shuttle stops and parking. When you're downtown, look for this parking symbol to indicate garages that are free on the weekend.
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, the 5 parking garages marked on the map below are free on weekends. Their signage will include this symbol: . See the route map.
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.
Did you know you can get to other popular trailheads via buses from Boulder? Ride for free (or nearly free) and avoid parking hassles.
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The Park-to-Park shuttle is taking extra steps to keep you safe and help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.