- Courtesy City of Colorado Springs
The pilot project also collected 186 responses via text survey from shuttle users, 84 percent of which rated the experience a four or five, with five being the best.
Temporary overflow parking was steered to a lot near Rock Ledge Ranch, where nearly 27,000 vehicles parked, averaging more than 600 on Saturdays alone.
Visitor numbers at the Visitor & Nature Center, owned and operated by the Garden of the Gods Foundation, could set a new record this year. Last year, 1.2 million visitors were counted, compared to 1,071,781 through Sept. 30 this year.
Continuing the shuttle service next year is under study.