[Ride Glenwood Springs bus. Photo: RFTA] Travel around Glenwood Springs is comfortable and easy because of the Ride Glenwood Springs (RGS) Transit. This public bus service covers the entire town and other nearby cities for a fraction of a cost.
If you’re not sure how to get started, the outstanding staff at the bus stations will be able to help you out. Tickets are available at the Glenwood Springs City Hall at W. 8th St. in downtown Glenwood Springs. If you don’t have the time to go there, all RGS buses accept cash or fare cards as payments. Make sure to pay the exact amount.
RGS buses operate in 30-minute intervals. They start their route at 6:53am and end at 7:53pm. These hours are convenient if you’re going to and from work or school.
RGS is also a preferred transportation mode for both locals and tourists because of its affordability. For $1, you get a 1 Day Unlimited Pass. There are discounts for children and the elderly. You can also buy in bulk.
- 7-day pass for $5
- 30-day pass for $20
- Stored-value passes for $20 and $40 worth of bus rides
RGS circulates Glenwood Springs Mall and the Roaring Fork Marketplace. There are also routes that go to the town’s major attractions (like the Glenwood Hot Springs), and hotels. If you want to explore Glenwood Springs’ shopping district, RGS can also drop you off at Glenwood Meadows and other local grocery stores.
There is an “Up-valley Route” that brings you to higher elevations like Snowmass Village, Aspen, Carbondale, El Jebel, and Basalt. “Up-valley” ride fares costs from $3 to $7.
RGS is a smaller fleet compared to the other transit services in Colorado. However, they are considered to be one of the companies that provide top service. Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) out of Aspen also runs routes to Glenwood Springs. RGS makes connections to RFTA, as well as Greyhound Bus Lines and Amtrak train.
The community also contributes to RGS’ success. Boarding the bus, there are specific rules (like no bikes) that passengers diligently follow.
Coverage: Glenwood Springs and Roaring Fork Valley: Snowmass Village, Aspen, Carbondale, El Jebel, and Basalt
Phone: 970-384-6400 (City Hall)
Season: Year round