Bustang Offers Weekend Service to RMNP Park & Ride

June 2, 2023  |  Park & Ride
CDOT's Bustang to Estes Route is back and offers service to RMNP's Bear Lake Road Corridor! Image courtesy NPS

Bustang is once again providing seasonal transportation service to RMNP's Park & Ride Transit Hub on Saturdays and Sundays through October 1, 2023. At Park & Ride, Bustang riders can transfer to the park's free Bear Lake or Moraine Park Shuttles to reach destinations like Moraine Park and Bear Lake. There will also be service available on the following holiday Mondays: June 19, July 3, and September 4. All Bustang Riders coming to Rocky Mountain National Park are required to have a Bustang ticket (your timed entry permit is included in the purchase of your Bustang ticket) and a park entrance pass.

Park entrance passes can be purchased online at https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/74291.

  • One Bustang rider should select the 1-Day Individual Pass for $15.
  • If there are 2 or more Bustang riders in a group, choose the 1-Day Vehicle Pass for $30. This will cover all members of your party. Be prepared to show your park pass to a park ranger upon arrival.
  • Passengers who already have an annual or lifetime park entrance pass should bring their annual or lifetime (Annual/Senior/Access/Military/4th Grade) park entrance pass and their photo ID with them.

    Riders can board the Bustang in Denver at Union Station and at any of the stops along U.S. Hwy 36 in Westminster, Broomfield, Boulder, and Lyons. For route schedules and to make a Bustang reservation, visit https://ridebustang.com/estes-park/schedules/.

    Please take note of the drop off and pick up times at the Park & Ride and plan your trip into RMNP via Bustang accordingly.

    All Bustang riders coming to Rocky Mountain National Park should be prepared to spend their day outside. There are no stores or food services available within the park at the Park & Ride. Bustang riders are advised to bring full water bottles, food for the day, footwear and comfortable clothing for hiking (including a jacket and rain gear, sun protection/sunscreen and a hat).