Ride the FREE Hop 2 Chautauqua Shuttle

The Hop 2 Chautauqua service picks up at several convenient Boulder locations and drops off on Baseline Rd. at the entrance to Chautauqua. See below for a map, parking, shuttle stops, and more.

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

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Inbound buses run beginning 90 minutes before showtime until 30 minutes after the performance begins. For example, for a 7:30 pm show, buses bring passengers to Chautauqua from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. For our Family Concert, inbound buses run from 9:00 am until 11 am. Buses arrive approximately every 15-20 minutes.

Outbound buses depart from the east side of Chautauqua Auditorium. Buses will return until everyone has been picked up. However, if you are riding the bus, make your way to the outbound pick-up location immediately after the concert.



  • Chautauqua Auditorium is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Chautauqua maintains a useful list addressing accessible parking, service animals, ADA restroom facilities, assistive listening devices, and more. Please visit the Chautauqua website for more information.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating is available on the south side of the hall adjacent to section AL as well as at the back of section A. To purchase, look online for the wheelchair symbol or call the Chautauqua Box Office at 303-440-7666.
  • For guests with accessibility needs, we suggest parking at New Vista High School where an ADA-compliant vehicle (see photo above) picks up guests. This vehicle runs during inbound service only.
  • Post-concert outbound pick-up for all patrons (ADA included) is in the gravel lot on the east side of the Auditorium.
  • Patrons can also schedule an accessible door-through-door ride by calling 303-444-3043 or visiting ViaColorado.org.

Tips for Riders

  • If a bus comes to your stop labeled anything other than Hop 2 Chautauqua, confirm with the driver that they are heading to Chautauqua.
  • Plan for a short uphill walk if you are riding the shuttle; inbound drop-off (except for the Via accessible vehicle) is on Baseline Road at the entrance to Chautauqua.
  • Post-concert outbound pick-up for all patrons (ADA included) is in the gravel lot on the east side of the Auditorium. 
  • If you are riding the return shuttle, please make sure to head directly to the pick-up location after the concert ends.
  • Consider bringing a small flashlight or turning on the light on your smartphone as the paths around Chautauqua can be quite dark after concerts.

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