AT LAST: A solution to Hessie mess
Free shuttle service to Hessie Trailhead begins Saturday
Parking limited near trailhead
Boulder County, Colo. – A free shuttle service will begin carrying passengers from Nederland High School to the Hessie Trailhead this Saturday, June 2 at 8 a.m.
The shuttle runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on summer weekends and holidays, including Independence Day (July 4) and Labor Day (Sept. 3). Free shuttle details:
- Park at Nederland High School/Middle School
- Shuttle arrives every 15 minutes
- Shuttle does not stop at the Eldora townsite
- Leashed dogs are welcome
- Parking is for day use only; overnight users should make other arrangements
No car needed
To access the trailhead area without a car, combine the shuttle service with RTD’s N route from Boulder to Nederland. During summer months, the N bus stops at the school and provides a direct link to the shuttle service.
Parking and road improvements
The Boulder County Commissioners approved a staff proposal to begin operating the shuttle and make road improvements to address concerns about safety and emergency access to the Hessie Trailhead area.
Enhancements will be made between the junction of Hessie Road and the end-of-pavement at the west end of the Eldora townsite (map) and include road improvements, adding designated road shoulder parking, new regulatory parking signage and increased parking enforcement.
Road construction is underway and parking will be very limited near the trailhead this weekend, June 2-3. Users are encouraged to take the shuttle from Nederland. Intermittent road closures are likely until June 8. When construction is complete, limited parking will be available between designated signs. Violators will be fined $50 or towed for blocking traffic.
For more details and project overview and history, visit www.HessieTrailhead.com.
The Hessie Trailhead is operated by the U.S. Forest Services and is a popular access point to the Indian Peaks Wilderness and several lakes and trails. Visit the USFS Hessie Trailhead webpage for more information.