Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting services are available virtually 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The office is open to walk-in customers (no appointment necessary) Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. On Tuesdays the department is open by appointment only from 12:30–4:30 p.m.

Transit Providers

In Boulder County, transit service is provided by a number of operators:

Transit Service Operated by Boulder County:

  • Ride Free Lafayette – Free on-demand transit service within Lafayette
  • Lyons Taxi Voucher Program – Taxi vouchers for travel between Lyons-Boulder or Lyons-Longmont
  • Lyons Flyer – Commuter bus service between Lyons and Boulder
  • Gold Hill Climb – Commuter bus service between Gold Hill-Salina-Fourmile-Boulder
  • Hessie Shuttle – Summer weekend shuttle service to Hessie Trailhead from Nederland
  • Eldo Shuttle – Summer weekend shuttle service from Boulder, Superior, and Marshall to Eldorado Canyon State Park

Transit Service Operated by City of Boulder

  • HOP route
  • Park-to-Park – Summer weekend shuttle service to Chautauqua from downtown Boulder and CU-Boulder

Transit Service Operated by City of Ft. Collins

  • FLEX Express – Express bus service between Boulder-Longmont-Loveland-Ft. Collins

Transit Service Operated by RTD

Transit Service Operated by CDOT

  • Estes Park Bustang – Summer weekend bus service between Denver-Boulder-Lyons-Estes Park-Rocky Mountain National Park
Hessie Trailhead Shuttle

Hessie Shuttle

FREE service from Nederland to Hessie Trailhead / Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. More info at

Elso Shuttle bus rider dog

Eldo Shuttle

FREE service from Boulder and Superior to Eldorado Canyon State Park. More info at Please note that the 2022 Eldo Shuttle season is now over.

Photo of Chautauqua Park to Park shuttle

Chautauqua Shuttle

FREE service from downtown Boulder to Chautauqua. More info at Please note that the 2022 Chautauqua/Park-to-Park Shuttle season is now over.

Photo of Bustang Shuttle to Estes Park


Service from Denver, Westminster, Boulder, and Lyons to Estes Park/ Rocky Mountain National Park. More info at

Transit Planning

While the county actively supports and funds some existing transit services, our main role is planning for future services. Our most recent efforts have been to create the Mountain Town Transit Feasibility Study.

In addition to actively participating in long range planning of transit routes, the county supports and encourages addressing first and final mile needs in order to make transit more accessible to a variety of users. RTD has recently completed some important studies on the subject:

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