Mobility Services | The Peak (free shuttle service)

As part of the Town of Estes Park's Mobility Services, The Peak (formerly Estes Transit) operates free, daily shuttle service during the peak summer tourism season and limited weekly service in late fall and early winter. This seasonal service runs May 27-October 22. 

Download The Peak 2023 Seasonal Shuttle Service map (English version)

Download The Peak 2023 Seasonal Shuttle Service map (Spanish version)

Special Event Transit Service is also provided throughout the year for several Town-produced special events. Schedule information for seasonal and special event service is featured under the Shuttle Services Menu below.

To simplify your overall parking and transit experience in Estes Park during the busiest season (between Memorial Day and mid-October), watch the brief Parking & Shuttle Service video.

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) manages transit service to and within the Park, including the Bear Lake, Moraine Park and Hiker shuttles. For more information on RMNP's transit service offerings, please visit the RMNP website.

The Peak logo

The Peak | Shuttle Services Menu

2023 Seasonal Shuttle Service

The Peak's Seasonal Shuttle Service, featuring a variety of daily routes, runs May 27-October 22. 

Download The Peak 2023 Seasonal Shuttle Service map (English version)

Download The Peak 2023 Seasonal Shuttle Service map (Spanish version)

2023 Special Event Shuttle Service

The Peak is pleased to provide free shuttle service for the 2023 Town-produced special events featured below. One week prior to each event, a link will be provided to access service times, routing, and stops.

Autumn Gold Festival | September 23-24 | download event transit service

Tree Lighting Ceremony | November 18

Catch the Glow Parade | November 24


Park & Ride | Park & Walk

Park free and catch the free shuttle, or park free and stroll the Riverwalk - both options lead promptly to beautiful downtown Estes Park when you choose the Town's free parking structure located near the intersection of US Hwy 34 and US Hwy 36 (691 North St. Vrain Ave.). Shuttles await just across the river at the Estes Park Visitor Center, where friendly faces and resources abound. On foot, a decorated and lighted tunnel under the road leads downtown in about five minutes. From June through October, use of the free parking structure is rewarded through the Town's Park-n-Walk Challenge.  

The parking structure offers 415 parking spaces on four levels, including accessible spaces and electric vehicle charging stations. During the busiest times, visitors will find overflow free parking at the nearby Estes Park Events Complex (1125 Manford Ave.).

Estes Parking Structure

Ride Bustang to Estes in 2023

Epic summer adventures await at Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP)! Get ready to make memories and arrive in style with Bustang to Estes. Enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, a restroom, bike racks, and abundant storage space as you sit back, relax and let us do the driving. Catch Bustang at Denver Union Station, US 36 & Sheridan Station, Broomfield Station, Table Mesa Station, or Lyons, for $15 round-trip (discounts available for children, seniors, individuals with disabilities, and students). Bustang to Estes passengers planning to visit RMNP do not need to purchase an RMNP timed entry pass, but would need to pay the RMNP park entrance fee. Reserve Bustang to Estes tickets today at RideBustang.com.

Partnership with #ShiftYourRideNoCo

The Town is partnering with the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO) to promote their 2023 Shift Your Ride program in the Estes Valley. This is an effort to reduce greenhouse gases by encouraging participants to use alternative forms of transportation beyond driving alone (e.g., walking, biking, carpooling, transit). Shift Your Ride participants can sign up to win great prizes and track the environmental impact of their “ride shifts.” Sign up to Shift Your Ride at: https://tinyurl.com/mtfbczwf, and share your progress on social media using the #shiftyourridenoco hash tag. 

Other Requests & Information

Services for Seniors & Persons with Disabilities

The  Peak offers seasonal transportation from late May through mid-October, with limited services provided from late October through December 31. All routes are ADA accessible, and marked service animals are welcome.

Via Mobility offers year-round transportation service within the Town limits of Estes Park weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rides can be scheduled one to seven days in advance. Rides are based on availability and are first-come, first-served.

Riders under 60 years old: $5 each way or $10 round-trip Riders over 60 years old (Seniors): Free

To schedule a ride, please call Via Mobility at 303-447-9636. More information about Via Mobility can be found at www.viacolorado.org.

  • Persons with disabilities: Free
Route Deviation Requests

The Town of Estes Park has designed its seasonal public transportation service, The Peak, to allow for route deviation requests in order to ensure that all individuals have equal access to public transportation. Route deviation requests can be made on all six of the Town's routes: Red, Gold, Blue, Brown, Silver and Green.

Anyone may request a route deviation by calling 970-577-3959. Those in need of a route deviation in order to be picked up may schedule a next-day reservation for the requested pick-up time. Those in need of a route deviation in order to be dropped off at a specific location are allowed to request a route deviation from the driver when boarding the bus.

Route deviation requests are limited to a maximum 3/4 mile from the established route. Please reference the Route Deviation Service Area Map for more detail. No fee will be charged for this service. Route deviation requests that could result in damage to the vehicle and/or compromise the safety of the driver and/or other passengers will not be accepted.

Effective Communication

The Town of Estes Park provides appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the Town of Estes Park's programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters through Voiance Video Interpretation, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Statement of Rights

In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Peak does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, national origin, or gender. For more information about these statutes, or to file a complaint, contact the Town's ADA Coordinator at adacoordinator@estes.org.

Title II Grievance Procedures

Title II ADA Complaint Form

Title VI Town of Estes Park Program Plan

Title VI Non-Discrimination Notice

Title VI Plan - Complaint Form

Reasonable Modification

The Town of Estes Park will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in the Town of Estes Park offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Any qualified individual who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the Town of Estes Park, should contact the ADA Coordinator, 170 MacGregor Ave., PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517; by email to adacoordinator@estes.org. Contact should be made as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the Town of Estes Park to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.