Estes Parking

In light of the unknown economic impact of COVID-19 on the Estes Park community, implementation of seasonal paid parking is postponed until the guest season of 2021. 

2020 Parking Permits

2020 Permits are ready for renewal or purchase.

2020 Parking Permit Application (separate application not needed if applying online)

Employee Permit: Convenience Pass

Eligibility: Anyone who owns a business or property and/or works downtown is eligible to purchase this permit. Applicant must provide proof of employment, or that they conduct business in the downtown core, as defined by the Town of Estes Park's Commercial Downtown (CD) zoning district.

Price: $30 per permit (Permits may be shared)

Options for Permit Purchase:

  • Online
  • By Phone: The Car Park at 970-591-2577
  • By Email: epinfo@thecarpark.com
  • In-person purchase is not available at this time due to COVID-19 public health orders.

Required Documentation: Proof of employment in the downtown core, as defined by the Town of Estes Park's Commercial Downtown (CD) zoning district. Proof would include a pay stub or W-2 (please black out personal information).

Overnight Permit: Downtown Resident

Eligibility: Overnight permits are only available to those who can demonstrate proof of downtown residency and who do not have access to private parking assets

Price: $30 per permit

Options for Permit Renewal or Purchase:

  • Online
  • By Phone: The Car Park at 970-591-2577
  • By Email: epinfo@thecarpark.com
  • In-person registration is not available at this time due to COVID-19 public health orders.

Required Documentation:

  • Completed 2020 Application (not necessary for online registration)
  • Registration requires proof of residency and license plate information. If your permit is for a rental unit, no license plate information is required.
  • Email your proof of residency (e.g., utility bill, pay stub, lease agreement, vehicle registration, or other document showing your name and address) to epinfo@thecarpark.com
Overnight Permit: Downtown Rental Unit / Commercial Lodging

Eligibility: Overnight permits are only available to those who own, operate or manage a rental unit/hotel room/lodging property downtown and do not have access to private parking assets (or reasonably adequate private parking assets).

Price: $30 per permit

Options for Permit Renewal or Purchase:

  • Online
  • By Phone: The Car Park at 970-591-2577
  • By Email: epinfo@thecarpark.com
  • In-person registration is not available at this time due to COVID-19 public health orders.

Required Documentation:

  • Completed 2020 Application (not necessary for online registration)
  • Registration requires proof of business license and license plate information.
  • Email a copy of your Town of Estes Park Business License to epinfo@thecarpark.com
Overnight Permit: General Use

Eligibility: General use overnight parking is only allowed in the following circumstances:

  1. An individual is taking the Hiker Shuttle into Rocky Mountain National Park to camp overnight.
  2. An individual is participating in an extended hike in the Estes Park Valley (either on their own or as a part of a commercially-run tour) and does not have a private location for their vehicle to park overnight.
  3. An individual has an extraordinary/emergency need for overnight parking (e.g., vehicle is broken down). In this instance, the reason must be deemed appropriate by Parking & Transit Division staff.
  4. An individual is staying with a local lodging establishment and/or staying at a licensed vacation rental (e.g., VRBO, Airbnb) and the main lodging location does not have sufficient parking to accommodate all guests.

Price: $10 per permit per night (for up to seven nights)

Location: Estes Park Events Complex (1125 Rooftop Way). Parking is only permitted in specific, signed areas.

Options for Purchase: Overnight permits can be purchased using the ParkMobile application (available for Apple or Android). The ParkMobile Zone # is 27001. Users without a smart phone may call 877-727-5951 to pay.

Questions? Call or email The Car Park 970-591-2577 or epinfo@thecarpark.com

 

 

The Town of Estes Park strives to provide a variety of public parking and transportation options to meet the needs of locals and visitors. 

Please check out the Estes Parking App -- real-time parking availability at your fingertips! You can download it from Google Play or on the App Store on your iPhone. 

I Want To:
Pay a Parking Citation

The fines for parking citations will remain at the rates used for the 2019 enforcement season. The Town is now offering the ability for online payment of parking citations, and will continue to offer a discount to encourage timely payment of citations. If a citation is paid within seven days of issuance, the citation fine will be reduced from $25 to $15. The reduction does not apply to citations issued for violations pertaining to spaces reserved for persons with disabilities.

There are two ways to pay a parking citation:

  • Deposit fine amount in the envelope that accompanied the citation. Affix postage and mail to: The Car Park, PO Box 2285, Estes Park, CO 80517. Checks can be made out to The Car Park. Please do NOT mail cash.
  • Pay online.

If you wish to dispute a citation, or think you have received a citation in error, please contact The Car Park at 970-591-2577 or online (enter violation information and click "Appeal" on the following screen).

Park a Car, Truck or SUV

The Town offers free all-day, three-hour and 30-minute parking in lots, on-street and in the Town's parking structure.

Time-limited parking is enforced between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM in the following lots and on-street locations:

  • Town Hall Lot
  • East Riverside Lot
  • Riverside Lot
  • West Riverside Lot
  • Post Office Lot
  • Moraine Avenue On-Street
  • Virginia Lot
  • Brownfield's Lot
  • On-Street Parking around Bond Park
  • Visitor Center

Lots are identified by name on the Downtown Parking Map.

The Town's public parking areas will be enforced from June 1 through October 18, 2020.

Overnight parking is allowed by permit only and is monitored by the Estes Park Police Department.

Learn more about the Town's use of parking technology, including data collection, usage and retention.

Park an RV, Trailer or Bus

Parking for larger vehicles is available at the following locations:

  • Events Complex Park-n-Ride: 1125 Rooftop Way (20 spaces)
  • Town Hall/Library Parking Lot: 335 E. Elkhorn Avenue (10 spaces)
  • Estes Park Visitor Center: 500 Big Thompson Avenue (4 spaces)

Tour Bus Drivers: A driver's lounge is available at the Visitor Center for all commercially-operated tour bus drivers. Please call the Estes Park Visitor Center at 970-577-9900 for more information about lounge hours and amenities.

Charge an Electric Vehicle

The Parking & Transit Division, in partnership with Estes Park Power & Communications, is proud to provide several Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations around downtown Estes Park. Charging station locations, instructions and use instructions can be found here.

Ride the Town's Free Shuttle

In 2020, Estes Transit will provide free daily shuttle service from July 1 through October 4. All of the Town's five shuttle routes, including the downtown trolley will pick up riders directly from the north end of the parking structure. Visit Estes Transit for more information about routes and service times.

Let Us Know

Feedback is important to our team, so comments and suggested improvements are welcomed online, by phone at 970-591-2577, or by email to epinfo@thecarpark.com.