Ride the Free Shuttle to the Chautauqua Auditorium!

Ride Free

Established in 1898, the Colorado Chautauqua was not developed with automobile use in mind and has very limited parking space available. Riding the free HOP 2 Chautauqua (available on concert nights), carpooling and bicycling to Chautauqua is strongly encouraged. The best parking for concert goers is available on a first-come, first-served basis along the south side of Baseline Road.

Help reduce congestion by riding the HOP 2 Chautauqua, a free and easy transit service to the Chautauqua Auditorium.

Buses run beginning 90 minutes before showtime until 30 minutes after the performance begins. (For example, for a 7:30PM show, buses bring passengers to Chautauqua from 6:00PM until 8:00PM). Buses arrive approximately every 15-20 minutes.


Where can I get on the free shuttle to the Chautauqua Auditorium?

Catch the Free Hop2Chautauqua shuttle at these Downtown and Baseline stops:


The free Hop2Chautauqua shuttle drops off at the Baseline Road Trolley Stop, a 3 minute / 0.1 mile walk to Chautauqua Auditorium.

Accessibility and Mobility Needs

ADA parking is available at Chautauqua Auditorium.

Or the Hop2Chautauqua ADA vehicle can pick up passengers with accessibility and mobility needs from the New Vista High School bus stop. Drive and leave your car there, and transfer to the ADA vehicle.

When to catch the free Hop2Chautauqua shuttle to the Chautauqua Auditorium

The free Hop2Chautauqua shuttle picks up starting 90 minutes before showtime and arrive approximately every 15-20 minutes until 30 minutes after the performance begins. (For example – for a 7:30PM event, the free shuttle will pick up riders from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.)


Traveler Tip: Since Hop2Chautauqua buses are used for other routes throughout the day, sometimes the LED panel signs are not accurate or the bus is a white shuttle (below) rather than an orange hop bus. If a bus comes to your Hop 2 Chautauqua stop labeled “Hop/Clockwise” or anything else, look for the Hop2Chautauqua sticker on the door and hop aboard for a great evening out. When in doubt, ask the driver! They will let you know if they are heading to Chautauqua.

How to get back to your car

The free Hop2Chautauqua shuttle will return you to your stop! After the event, head immediately to the rear of Chautauqua Auditorium. Shuttles pick up riders to the east of the Auditorium, and return to pick up more riders until everyone has been picked up.

Parking lots for Hop2Chautauqua

The most ample and free 24 hour parking for Boulder County residents is at the 27th Way Park-n-Ride. Additional free parking is available on concert nights at New Vista High School (20th St. and Baseline Rd.), and after hours at various city lots in downtown Boulder. There are also parking garages at two of the stops, Walnut & 11th and 15th & Pearl). For a list of downtown parking garages, click here.

The HOP 2 Chautauqua free transit service is a special collaboration between the Colorado Chautauqua, Colorado Music Festival, Via Mobility Services, and the City of Boulder.

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