I know a couple guys that do a week-long trip to Salida every year, and they post in Craig's List for a shuttle driver for multiple days. I don't know what they pay this person for each day, maybe $100 or something split up by X number of riders? They just use one of their own trucks, pay for fuel and gas and everyone chips in to pay the found driver. They'll tick off 3-4 shuttles on Monarch Crest and surrounding rides each day. So far, they haven't had any issues with anyone messing up or stealing their truck.
It's not a ride, it is a hike with your bike with very limited riding opportunities.
I think I generously gave it 2/5 on mtbproject and as I mentioned earlier in todays gmt, the most redeeming feature of the "ride" is you can continue to bitch about it, 8 years later as witnessed here.