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Two Ways to Connect Main Campus & Research Park!

Discovery & Stampede Bus Route Map

The Discovery Express route runs 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM Monday through Friday and runs a continuous loop route from Discovery Drive (Research Park) to Benson Earth Sciences (main campus) to accommodate faculty, staff and students needing to attend/teach classes at Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building and SEEC in Research Park. This express route will service four stops: two stops on Discovery Drive, one stop on Innovation Drive and one stop on eastbound Colorado Ave. east of Benson Earth Sciences. Please review the Discovery Express route map for bus stop locations. The Discovery Express will arrive at each stop every 15 minutes.

The Stampede bus connects main campus and Research Park weekdays from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM with stops along Colorado Ave. and the additional short-run east and westbound Innovation/Discovery Dr. service, which loops through Research Park’s Discovery Drive/Innovation Drive and returns to main campus. Please review the Stampede route map for bus stop locations.

The eastbound short-runs commence at Euclid and 18th St., follow the regular Stampede route on 18th and Colorado, then turns onto Discovery Drive from Colorado and allows passengers to board and disembark at JSC Biotechnology on Innovation Drive. When traveling eastbound from Main Campus, look for the Stampede buses that indicate “Innovation/Discovery Dr” on their marquees; these are the short-run buses that will end their routes at Discovery Drive and will NOT continue on to Marine Street.

Riders bound for destinations on East Campus north of Boulder Creek (ARC, Housing System Maintenance & Service Center, Computing Center, Transportation Services, RL-1, RL-2, Marine Street Science Center and the Science Learning Laboratory – Arapahoe Avenue, the Center for Innovation and Creativity or Distribution Services) should AVOID eastbound Stampede buses labeled “Innovation/Discovery Dr” and instead look for those labeled “Marine Street/Arapahoe”.

The westbound short-runs will begin at the JSC Biotechnology stop on Innovation Drive before traveling westbound on Colorado Ave. These buses marquees will display the destination as “18th & Euclid”, the same as all other westbound Stampede buses.

To view the full Stampede schedule and route map, visit Sign up for rider alerts on RTD’s website to stay up-to-date on all changes to the bus routes you ride most frequently.


Free for CU students, faculty or staff with an Eco Pass or Student Bus Pass. The Stampede is operated by the RTD, and is open to the general public. For a current fare rate please check the RTD website.


M-F, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Every 10 - 15 minutes)