Larimer County planning officials approved Jones’ request to allow concert-goers to park in a private lot a few miles from the shed. He’s also collaborating with Colorado Department of Transportation officials on alternative parking while he maps out a permanent solution.
“Everything’s been going great. CDOT is working with us and a few landowners have offered their land for shuttles. We’ve basically been running shuttle vans back and forth up the canyon where people can pull over,” Jones told Pollstar. “We’ve been picking them up and taking them to the amphitheatre. We make it as convenient as possible.”
Highway signs that post specific hours when parking is restricted will be changed to allow parking until 2 a.m.
“With CDOT working with us to change the signs, we’re basically back to parking as usual at the Mishawaka, just no camping overnight,” he said. “And there’ll be improved parking facilities to come prior to next season, hopefully.”
The permanent solution is to build a bridge and parking lot on property across the La Poudre River, which Jones said is in the preliminary planning stage.