Alternative Transportation

Lyons has a significant percentage of the population working in the larger hubs of Boulder and Denver. Additionally, there is a high volume of vehicles that drive through Lyons to visit the Rocky Mountain National Park. On a busy summer day in Lyons the impact of vehicles is notable. This is one of the many reasons looking into alternative transportation solutions is important.

As part of our commitment to sustainability the Town of Lyons offers various services to help residents reduce the need for driving.

EcoPass Program

With support from Boulder County the Town of Lyons has offered ALL residents access to the EcoPass program to use the RTD bus and light rail services. This includes the bus service around Boulder and Longmont, busses and trains around Denver, busses to Denver, busses to the airport, new FLEX busses to Fort Collins… …all of RTD transit with your EcoPass.

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Lyons Flyer (replaces the previous Y route)

Boulder County, in partnership with the Town of Lyons, City of Boulder, Regional Transportation District (RTD) and Via Mobility Services has restored commuter transit bus service along US 36 between Lyons and Boulder.  The service, branded as the “Lyons Flyer,” replaces the Y route, formerly operated by RTD. 


On weekdays only, Monday - Friday, the Lyons Flyer provides service between downtown Lyons at Broadway and 4th Ave to New Vista at Baseline Ave  in Boulder, along US 36 and Broadway within Boulder.  View a detailed route map and list of stops. Riders can also track their bus’s arrival time and location in real-time using Transit App, available for iOS and Android.  
View a  Mobile Friendly PDF of the Lyons Flyer schedule.

Mid-day service is only available during the summer from months of July and August. 

Southbound Schedule (Lyons to Boulder):

US 36 & 3rd Ave
4th Ave & Railroad Ave
4200 Block of US 36
US 36 & Lefthand Canyon Dr
Broadway & Yarmouth Ave
Broadway & Iris Ave
Broadway & Canyon Blvd
Broadway & Euclid Ave
New Vista & Baseline Ave
 6:10 am
6:12 am6:15 am
6:25 am6:33 am
6:37 am
6:42 am
6:47 am 6:50 am 
7:50 am
7:52 am
7:55 am
8:05 am
8:13 am8:17 am8:22 am
8:25 am8:30 am
5: 15 pm5:17 pm5:20 pm5:30 pm5:38 pm5:42 pm5:47 pm5:50 pm5:55 pm

Northbound Schedule ( Boulder to Lyons): 

New Vista & BaselineBroadway & RegentBroadway & Canyon BlvdBroadway & Iris AveBroadway & Yarmouth AveUS 36 & Lefthand Canyon DrUS 36 & 2nd Ave4th Ave & Railroad Ave
7:00 am7:02 am7:06 am7:13 am7:16 am7:24 am7:31 am7:35 am
4:30 pm4:32 pm4:36 pm4:43 pm4:46 pm4:54 pm5:01 pm5:05 pm
6:00 pm6:02 pm6:06 pm6:13 pm6:16 pm6:24 pm6:31 pm6:35 pm

Service will be provided Monday through Friday, excluding New Year's Holiday,  Independence Day (observed), Labor Day (observed), Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Additional information:

•    No pass, reservation, or fare is required to use this free public transportation service to/from Lyons and Boulder.
•    Vehicle parking is available at the Lyons Park-n-Ride, at US 36 and 2nd Ave. in Lyons.
•    Riders transferring to other RTD transit services will need either a valid EcoPass or pay the current fare.
•    All vehicles have bike racks that can accommodate three bikes.
•    Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome onboard the shuttle.

For information about all transit services operated by Boulder County, visit

zTrip Voucher Program

The zTrip Voucher Program, supported and funded in partnership with Boulder County and RTD.

The vouchers may be used for travel between Lyons (within town limits) and Boulder (city limits), and/or between Lyons (within town limits) and Longmont (city limits) in either direction.

zTrip vouchers are:
Valid for one way travel to/from BOULDER:
Monday – Friday, 5 am – 6 am or 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 5am – 7pm

Valid for one way travel to/from LONGMONT: 
Any day of the week, 5 am – 7 pm 

Maximum value: $50.00


The voucher has no monetary value, but Boulder County and RTD will reimburse the Town for each ride up to a maximum of $50 per voucher. If the cost of the trip exceeds $50 the rider must pay the extra amount directly to the driver.
Town of Lyons staff will distribute zTrip vouchers to those residents who need them. Please contact Town Hall (303-823-6622) with questions.

This service is funded in partnership with the town of Lyons. 
 RTD operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Any person who believes they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination under Title VI may file a complaint with RTD. 

 To file a complaint or obtain more information regarding RTD’s complaint procedures, visit, call 303-299-6000; email; or visit RTD’s administrative office at 1660 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202.

VIA Mobility Services

Via provides bus transportation that goes directly from your pick-up location to your destination, which is available to all residents within Lyons, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other days and hours may be available with enough advance notices. Morning, afternoon, or all-day trips to Longmont are available every Wednesday if at least 3 people call to reserve a ride. Passengers may request up to 3 different destinations in Longmont. The fare is $1.25-1 way within Lyons and $4-1 way to Longmont. Reduced-fare and no-fare options are available to those in need. The bus is wheelchair accessible. Ride service is offered by Via, a nonprofit organization.

Contact VIA Mobility Services 

To contact VIA, call 303-447-2848, email VIA, or visit