Need to develop into one of many estimated 50,000 hikers who summit Quandary Peak yearly? Higher line your pockets to pay for parking.
Final yr, native officers applied a price system on the uber-popular Quandary Peak Trailhead. Now, they get able to re-introduce the plan for the mountaineering season. There can be a number of adjustments, nevertheless, together with charging a price for a beforehand free shuttle.
The price schedule begins on June 1, 2022, and contains a variety of expenses based mostly on cut-off dates and typical peak hours.
Full-Day Parking: 5 a.m. to three p.m.
- $25 non-peak: Monday by Thursday
- $50 peak: Friday by Sunday and holidays — Juneteenth (June 20), July Fourth, and Labor Day (Sep. 5)
- Full-day reservations are inspired for Quandary hikers, as the typical hike time is 6 hours
Quick-Time period Parking: 3.5-hour Timeslots
- $5 non-peak: Monday by Thursday
- $20 peak: Friday by Sunday and holidays — Juneteenth (June 20), July Fourth, and Labor Day (Sep. 5)
ParkQuandary.com, which consolidates the location’s charges and reservation protocols, encourages short-term reservations for McCullough Gulch hikers.
In the meantime, the 14,265-foot peak’s Breckenridge-based shuttle service will price customers for the primary time. Spherical-trip shuttle fare is $5 for Summit County residents and $15 for non-locals. The bus runs 7 days per week, 5 a.m. to five p.m., from June 15 to Sep. 18. Departures take off from the Breckenridge South Gondola parking construction each half-hour.
At present, parking for Quandary Peak is free and open to all comers on a first-come, first-served foundation. (If you could find any, that’s.) However be suggested, you gained’t get on this summer time and not using a reservation.
Beginning Might 18, you may reserve your spot through Park Quandary as much as 14 days forward of your go to. The park would require reservations from June 1 to Sep. 30.
Parking will stay free on a first-come, first-served mannequin after 3 p.m. every day. No automotive bivvies allowed, although — the Quandary Peak Trailhead lot closes every evening from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m.
Regulating site visitors on Quandary Peak appears to be like like a no brainer from a useful resource administration perspective. Final June, Summit Day by day reported the mountain’s visitation surged all through the season no matter conventional peak hours like weekends and holidays.