Getting Around at the Fest

We work hard at making getting to and from events during the festival as easy as possible. Munising is a small town, which is one of our favorite things about it. You can walk pretty much any where you want to go, but it also means that adding a LOT of new people to the area tends to stress the town’s resources. We’ve done our best to help reduce that strain and we rely on climbers to do their part as well. Please be mindful as you travel around the area and take advantage of transportation options we provide.

Shuttle Buses

Over the years the festival has grown, so to help alleviate the parking problem along Sand Point Road, the National Park Service has asked the Festival to offer a free shuttle to and from the demo area and the Sand Point Road parking area. The buses depart from the Central Community Center approximately every 20 minutes, stopping at several points Sand Point Road, including the parking area. Please help us out by utilizing this free service, it dramatically reduces congestion within the park.

Bus Schedule
Wednesday through Saturday (8AM – 5PM)
Sunday (8AM – 4PM)

Backcountry Shuttles

We offer several Backcountry Adventures each day during the festival. These classes penetrate deep into wilds of Pictured Rocks to climb over Lake Superior. The roads into the park are not maintained in the winter and we rely on Side by Side ATVs and snowmobiles from Polaris to access these harder to reach locations. These shuttles are only available for participants who are registered for the Backcountry Adventure classes.


Like we said, it’s a small town, and there are whole lot of climbers in the area for the festival. This creates a big stress on the parking situation. We ask participants to park a block or two away from headquarters and walk in if possible. Our headquarters is attached to a working school, and often people inadvertently disrupt the schools operations by parking where they shouldn’t. We’ve had to have cars towed in the past and it hurts our relationship with the town. Help out by walking in. If you can leave your car at your hotel, please do.