Summit Stage

Free public transit throughout Summit County, Colorado

Summit Stage offers free public transit service within Summit County, Colorado, providing access to our public lands, lodging, town centers, retail areas, and medical centers.  We also operate two low-cost commuter routes, connecting with both Park County and Lake County. Summit Stage provides ADA paratransit service.

Summit Stage asks for feedback!

Summit Stage has released a transit survey for riders and non-riders
Contact: Chris Lubbers, Transit Director, 970-668-4161,

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Stage public transit system released an electronic transit survey this morning in English and Spanish. The survey, open through November 19th will help the agency identify ways to improve service.

English survey:

Encuesta Española (Spanish survey):

As an integral part of the Short Range Transit Plan (a five-year outlook on transit in Summit County), the survey will ask riders and non-riders what they think about transit.

“If you ride transit, we want to know what you like or dislike about it. If you haven’t ridden for a while, we want to learn why." Summit County Transit Director Chris Lubbers said. “This will help us design, plan and program the next five years of transit in Summit County. We hope that you will take a few moments to click through the survey.”

Summit Stage is Summit County’s free public transportation system, operated by Summit County government. Summit Stage is funded through a voter-approved 0.75% countywide sales tax and provides nearly 2 million passenger trips each year.

COVID-19 Transit Limitations

Summit Stage is currently operating a Summer Schedule with evening service ending earlier, around 11pm, due the COVID-19 response. Buses run daily and serve most existing stops. Bus passenger capacity is reduced to 50%, which means a maximum of 30 passengers on our typical large transit buses, and a maximum of 25 passengers on our smaller buses. If a bus is full, passengers will need to wait for the next bus. At this time, we do not have the capability to send additional buses when one overloads.

Face Coverings and Physical Distancing

All passengers 3 and older are required to wear a face covering to help prevent the spread of the virus. The number of riders per bus is limited by 50% and physical distancing is encouraged, as much as is possible. On 2-door buses, passengers must use only the rear bus doors for loading and unloading.

Compliance with Public Health Orders

All Summit Stage riders must comply with all local and state public health orders.

Bus Schedule

Beginning April 27, 2020 we will operate our Summer 2020 schedule.

Find Your Bus

View Summit Stage routes and real-time bus locations with the Summit Stage SmartBus system.

Download the Summit Stage app:
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Employment Opportunities

We have openings for transit bus operators. All positions offer excellent Summit County Government health and retirement benefits. Explore job opportunities for additional information, or call 970.668.4170.

Bike Racks

Buses are equipped with bike racks from May 1 through October 31 only.  Bike racks can accommodate up to 3 bikes max, on a first-come first-served basis.  No bikes are allowed on the racks before sunrise or after sunset.  Official times for sunrise/sunset are obtained through Google search, with Frisco, CO as the location used.  Class 1 E-bikes are allowed on our bike racks. Class 2 and above E-bikes are NOT allowed, as these bikes are too heavy for the racks.  Learn how to use Summit Stage bike racks.  Summit Stage buses do not have bike racks over the winter.

Advertise on Summit Stage Buses

To advertise your business on our buses, contact Street Media Group.
Summit Stage is operated by Summit County Government.  Learn more about Summit County.