Free shuttle between Nederland, Indian Peaks area trailhead begins this weekend

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BOULDER, Colo. — A free shuttle between Nederland Middle School and Hessie Trailhead will start running against this summer.

The trailhead is a popular entry point for the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, said Boulder County spokeswoman Barb Halpin.

“The Hessie Trailhead shuttle program began last summer to address the issue of increased parking and traffic congestion on the way to the trailhead,” Halpin said in a news release.

This year the shuttle will run later into the fall for “leaf peeping,” Halpin said.

Anyone wanting to visit Indian Peaks should either take the N bus to Nederland from Boulder, or park at the school and take the free shuttle.

“Given the strong success of the shuttle last year, it was a no brainer to bring the Hessie Trailhead Shuttle back for 2013,” said Boulder County Multimodal Division Manager Scott McCarey. “The roadway improvement that Boulder County made to Hessie Road last year also helped to improve safety for everyone at the trail.”

Parking near the trailhead and on nearby roads such as 4th of July Road is extremely limited.

The shuttle runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and until 6 p.m. on Sundays.

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