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Eldo Shuttle

The free Eldo Shuttle service has ended for the winter season.

Have you ridden the Eldo Shuttle? Boulder County and Colorado Parks & Wildlife are conducting a survey to evaluate the Eldo Shuttle service.

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Eldo Shuttle Rider Survey

Climber at Eldorado State Park, Eldorado Springs, Colorado.

More Information

Contact Alex Hyde-Wright at or 303-441-4910 for more information.

View or download a map of the route and stops

NEW Eldorado Canyon State Park weekend shuttle now operating

Beginning on Friday, July 3, Boulder County and Colorado Parks & Wildlife is offering shuttle bus service on weekends and holidays this summer and fall to carry passengers from Boulder to Eldorado Canyon State Park, which is a popular hiking, sightseeing, and climbing destination south of Boulder. The shuttle, operated by Via Mobility Services, will help address increased parking and traffic congestion-related impacts in Eldorado Springs and within the state park, which connects to Walker Ranch.

Shuttle Service

The shuttle service runs Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays until Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Holidays with shuttle service include Friday, July 3 and Monday, Sept. 7. The shuttle will run approximately every 20 minutes from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day of service.

Eldo Shuttle Route Map

The shuttle route includes the following stops:

  • Regent Drive & Broadway
    • Shuttle stop and parking in the CU Regent Lot #306, just east of Broadway
  • Broadway & 27th Way
    • Parking available in the RTD Park-n-Ride.
    • Shuttle stops at the RTD stops on Broadway.
  • Broadway & Dartmouth Avenue
    • Parking available in the RTD Park-n-Ride.
    • Shuttle stops at the RTD stops on Broadway.
  • Broadway & Table Mesa Drive
    • Shuttle stops at the RTD stops on Broadway.
  • CO 93 & CO 170
    • Parking available in the dirt lot on the east side of CO 93.
    • Shuttle stops in front of the gas station (no shuttle parking available in the gas station lot).
  • Eldorado Canyon State Park entrance station
    • Shuttle stops in front of the entrance station bathrooms.
    • Exit here to access the Streamside trail.
  • Eldorado Canyon State Park Visitor Center
    • Shuttle stops in front of the visitor center.
    • Exit here for the Fowler, Rattlesnake, or Eldorado Canyon trails and the picnic area.

State Parks Pass

As a special promotion for the first couple weekends of the shuttle service, Boulder County is covering the Eldorado Canyon State Park entry fee for shuttle passengers who do not have an annual pass. After Colorado Parks & Wildlife makes individual day passes available for purchase online, all shuttle passengers will be required to present a valid state parks pass to ride the shuttle into the state park.

Accessible Hiking

  • All shuttles and shuttle stops are ADA accessible.
  • The Eldo Shuttle provides access to the Fowler Trail, a wheelchair accessible trail.

Outdoor Gear and Pets

  • Crashpads and other climbing gear are welcome.
  • Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome.
  • Each shuttle has a bike rack that can hold two bikes.

Elso Shuttle bus rider dog

Take the Bus to the Shuttle!

Rather than driving directly to the state park or one of the shuttle parking lots, visitors are encouraged to take the RTD SKIP, DASH, Flatiron Flyer or any other RTD bus route that stops along Broadway to connect to the Eldo Shuttle.

Parking is extremely limited inside Eldorado Canyon State Park, and there is no public parking nearby outside of the park. When parking inside the state park is full, you will be not be allowed in. Illegal parking could result in fines and/or towed vehicles.

COVID-19 Procedures

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the following policies are in place:

  • If you have recently experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough, or sore throat, please do not ride the shuttle.
  • A mask or face covering is required to ride the shuttle for passengers 11 and older (and strongly recommended for those ages 3-10). Please bring your own mask.
  • To promote social distancing, shuttle capacity is limited to nine passengers or three households, whichever is less.
  • On the shuttle, please sit in the sections labeled and leave at least one row of seats between groups.
  • Shuttles are disinfected once per day, and high touch surfaces are wiped down after each trip.

Contact Us

Community Planning & Permitting (formerly the Land Use Dept.)

Email: Ask a Planner Form
Main: 303-441-3930

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2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Service hours are 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday
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Mailing Address

Community Planning & Permitting
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306