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August 15, 2023

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Relaunch of Free Mountain Rides Fixed-route Service between Ward and Rollinsville

Fare-free Scheduled Bus Service Launches, connecting Ward, Mud Lake, Nederland, and Rollinsville on Wednesdays and Thursdays

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County’s Mountain Mobility Working Group, in partnership with Via Mobility Services, Peak to Peak Housing and Human Services Alliance, and Mobility for All, is announcing the relaunch of Mountain Rides.

Mountain Rides is a free fixed-route service between Ward and Rollinsville that operates on Wednesdays and Thursdays to connect mountain residents to human services programs, shopping, health and recreation activities, senior lunches, food pantry and clothing closet. The service will help address basic needs transportation for residents struggling to access essential services due to transportation gaps between mountain community along a portion of the Peak to Peak Highway.

Mountain Rides Route and Schedule

Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

View the Mountain Rides Route Map and Timetable

Highlighted destinations served by the Mountain Rides Service

  • Food Box, 144 Utica St., Ward, CO
  • Old Depot, 42 Humboldt St., Ward, CO
  • Mud Lake Open Space Trailhead, Hwy. 72 and CO Road 126, Ward-Nederland
  • Nederland Community Center, Food Pantry & Clothing Closet*, 750 Hwy. 72 North, Nederland, CO
  • Downtown Nederland, RTD Park-n-Ride, Tungston Village Apartments, and Nederland Library, 300 Jackson St., Nederland, CO
  • Caribou Village Shopping Center and B&F Mountain Market, 60 Lakeview Dr., Nederland, CO
  • Melt Coffee Shop and Howlin Wind Brewery & Blending, 51A Main St., Rollinsville, CO
    (* Food Pantry & Clothing Closet are open on Thursday only)

Accessing Services


  • Senior Discount at B&F Grocery Store
  • Senior Lunch at the Nederland Community Center, Call Mountain Peak Life for Information and Reservation, 303-258-0799


  • Food Pantry and Clothing Closet at Nederland Community Center, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • 4th Thursday of the Month, Peak to Peak Human Services Fair at Nederland Community Center, 10 a.m.–Noon

There are many more destinations and activities within walking distance from the Mountain Rides stops: Mental Health Partners, Columbine Family Care, Clinica, Carousel of Happiness, Caribou Shopping Center, Nederland Library, Tungsten Village, Chipeta Park, Nederland Community Center for pickleball, weights and cardio workouts to name a few.


  • No reservations, passes, or fare is required to use the free Mountain Rides service.
  • Leashed dogs are welcome on the service.
  • Bikes are not allowed on the shuttle due to a lack of bike racks.
  • Service connects to RTD NB route between Nederland and Boulder at the downtown Nederland/ RTD Park-n-Ride.
  • Masks or facial coverings are not required to ride the shuttle, but passengers who would feel more comfortable wearing a mask are welcome to do so.

More Information

For more information, visit or contact Boulder County Mobility for All at or 720-564-2218.

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