How do I make a parking reservation?

Please visit to make a parking reservation. For Half Day reservations, please select either 4 a.m. or 12 p.m. as the start time.

Can I cancel my parking reservation?

Yes. You are allowed to cancel your parking reservation up to 24 hours in advance.

How far in advance can I make a parking reservation?

You can make a parking reservation up to 14 days in advance.

What if I do not know the license plate number or I am driving a rental car?

Please make your reservation under "RENTALCAR". You can log back into your account after making a reservation and update the license plate number under the "VEHICLES" tab.

If you cannot update your license plate number before your hike, please leave your printed receipt face up on your dash.

Do I need to display my parking receipt?

There is no need to display your parking receipt. Our technology works with license plate recognition. Correctly entered license plates will be recognized by our Park Quandary Ambassadors.

However, if you are driving a rental car or do not know your license plate number and cannot update your license plate number before your hike; please leave your printed receipt face up on your dash.

Can dogs ride the shuttle?

Yes. For more shuttle related questions, please see FREE SHUTTLE INFO on the homepage or click here.

Can I park on the road or highway?

No. There is no parking on Summit County roads or State Highway 9.

Do I get a specific reserved spot?

No. If you have a reservation, you can park in the Quandary Peak Trailhead parking lot on a first come, first serve basis.

Will parking reservations be required and shuttle service run in the winter months?

No. This is a pilot program that runs until October 31, 2021.

What happens if I overstay my reservation?

Cars parked past their reservation are subject to a $100 fine. Parking tickets may be appealed by clicking here. For more information about violations and appeals, please visit the Violations page.

What happens if I miss the last shuttle of the day due to injury or weather?

In an emergency, please dial 911. Cell service is best higher up on the trails where you may be able to place a call for an alternative pick-up. We encourage hikers to select the best parking reservations and develop an itinerary based on their ability level. Hikers should not take high altitude hiking for granted. Please visit the Summit County Quandary Information page for more information on how to best enjoy your hike.

What happens if I arrive at my reserved spot early?

If you arrive early, we suggest visiting the surrounding area such as Hoosier Pass, just South of the Quandary Peak Trailhead on State Highway. No overnight parking is allowed and will result in a violation and/or towing at the owner’s expense.

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