Bustang service returns to Glenwood Springs

August 3, 2021 - Northwestern Colorado

 

GRAND JUNCTION – The Colorado Department of Transportation is altering the detour route for Bustang between Grand Junction and Denver, allowing service to resume to and from Glenwood Springs. 

Both eastbound and westbound routes now are traveling back and forth between Rifle and Glenwood Springs, as part of the I-70 detour around Glenwood Canyon. 

“Glenwood Springs is a key location for us on the Western Slope since it provides a junction point for passengers throughout the Roaring Fork Valley who need to travel to Grand Junction or the Front Range,” said Mike Timlin, the deputy director of CDOT’s Division of Transit and Rail. “This closure could extend for several days or even longer so it’s imperative for us to resume service to Glenwood as soon as possible.”

The current detour route for Bustang between Rifle and Wolcott is CO. 13, U.S. 40, and CO. 131. Prior to the closure of Glenwood Canyon, it took approximately 5 hours, 40 minutes to travel between Grand Junction and Denver. Currently, it is about 9 hours, 45 minutes.   

Eastbound Schedule (Daily)

7:30 a.m.

Grand Junction (Grand Valley Transit Downtown Station)

8:25 a.m.

Parachute (Parachute Rafting Center, I-70 & CR 215 South

8:45 a.m.

Rifle (US 6 & CO 13, RFTA Park & Ride)

9:13 a.m.

Glenwood Springs (West Glenwood, RFTA Park & Ride)

9:41 a.m.

Rifle (US 6 & CO 13, RFTA Park & Ride)

FLAG STOP

Meeker (Chamber of Commerce, 710 Market St)

11:16 a.m.

Craig (SST Transit, 616 E. Victory Way)

11:46 a.m.

Hayden (40 minute passenger rest stop – Kum & Go)

12:26 p.m.

Hayden (depart)

FLAG STOP

Milner

12:56 p.m.

Steamboat Springs (Stockbridge Center, 1505 Lincoln Ave)

FLAG STOP

Oak Creek (Location To Be Determined)

FLAG STOP

Yampa (Location To Be Determined)

2:51 p.m.

Vail (Vail Transportation Center)

3:31 p.m.

Frisco (Frisco Transfer Center)

4:26 p.m.

Idaho Springs (13th Ave. between Miner St & Idaho St)

5:06 p.m.

Lakewood (Denver Federal Center, RTD LRT Station, Gate L)

5:26 p.m.

Denver Union Station (Bus Concourse, Gate B3)

 

Westbound Schedule (Daily)

7:00 a.m.

Denver Union Station (Bus Concourse, Gate B3)

7:25 a.m.

Lakewood (Denver Federal Center, RTD LRT Station, Gate L)

8:00 a.m.

Idaho Springs (13th Ave. between Miner St & Idaho St)

8:45 a.m.

Frisco (Frisco Transfer Center)

9:20 a.m.

Vail (Vail Transportation Center)

FLAG STOP

Yampa (Location To Be Determined)

FLAG STOP

Oak Creek (Location To Be Determined)

11:14 a.m.

Steamboat Springs (Stockbridge Center, 1505 Lincoln Ave)

FLAG STOP

Milner

11:44 a.m.

Hayden (40 minute passenger rest stop – Kum & Go)

12:24 p.m.

Hayden (depart)

12:54

Craig (SST Transit, 616 E. Victory Way)

FLAG STOP

Meeker (Chamber of Commerce, 710 Market St)

2:29 p.m.

Rifle (US 6 & CO 13, RFTA Park & Ride)

2:57 p.m.

Glenwood Springs (West Glenwood, RFTA Park & Ride)

3:27 p.m.

Rifle (US 6 & CO 13, RFTA Park & Ride)

3:47 p.m.

Parachute (Parachute Rafting Center, I-70 & CR 215 South

4:42 p.m.

Grand Junction (Grand Valley Transit Downtown Station)

 

PLEASE NOTE: Flag stops are towns or junction points where the bus stops only if a passenger is waiting at, or requests to be dropped off at, a location designated by a Bustang sign. Due to the new, temporary route, some stop locations are still to be determined.

For more information, please visit: https://ridebustang.com/west-line-temporary-service-change/

Bustang and Bustang Outrider help further CDOT's multi-modal mission, and fulfill a key responsibility to alleviate congestion and offer more travel choices for longer-distance commuters on the state's urban and rural corridors.