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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 27-October 1, 2023, you can ride the Bustang 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! 

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 $7.50 each way, with discounts available for children, seniors, individuals with disabilities and students.

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 27-October 1, 2023. Also on holidays:
    • Memorial Day (May 29)
    • Juneteenth (June 19)
    • Independence Day (July 3)
    • Labor Day (Sept. 4)
  • Drop location in RMNP is at the RMNP Park & Ride Transit Hub off Bear Lake Road.
  • Pickup at Table Mesa Park-N-Ride (Gate B) in Boulder is at 7:55am and 8:55am. 
  • Return to Table Mesa Park-N-Ride (Gate B) is at 5pm and 6pm.

Onboard Bus Amenities

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


How to Prepare

There are no stores or food services available along the route or within Rocky Mountain National Park, so be sure to pack enough food, water, sunscreen and appropriate gear (warm layers, hiking boots, etc.) for your adventure.