Estes Transit (Free Shuttles)

Estes Transit operates free, daily shuttle service during the peak summer tourism season, limited weekly service during the winter months and serves several Town-produced special events annually. Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) manages transit service to and within the Park, including the Bear Lake, Moraine Park and Hiker shuttle. For more information on RMNP's transit service offerings, please visit the RMNP website.

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2021-2022 Winter Transportation Options

Estes Transit and Via Mobility Services are partnering to promote their complementary winter transportation service offerings in Estes Park. Between Via’s weekday, on-demand service and the Town’s weekend Winter Trolley Service, there will be a free transportation option – available for locals and visitors – seven days per week.

Each week, Estes Transit will serve a fixed route of stops in the downtown area from Noon to 6 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. A complete listing of stops can be found here.

The Town’s service will complement Via’s regular on-demand service, door-through-door service from any origin to any destination within the Town of Estes Park and some portions of surrounding Larimer County. Via’s service is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and rides can be scheduled 1-7 days in advance by calling 303-447-9636. Some limited same-day scheduling is available.

Both Estes Transit and Via are fare-free and can accommodate wheelchairs.

Per Federal Transit Administration (FTA) order, face coverings are required on board both Estes Transit and Via vehicles for passengers and drivers, including children over the age of two.

Information about the Town’s 2022 Summer Service will be shared in March.

 

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Park and Ride

The Town's free parking structure is located near the intersection of US Hwy 34 and US Hwy 36 (691 N. St. Vrain Avenue) across the river from the Estes Park Visitor Center, only a few blocks from downtown.

The parking structure has 415 parking spaces on four levels, including accessible spaces and electric vehicle charging stations. Downtown is an easy five-minute walk through a decorated and lighted tunnel under the road.

Overflow parking is available at the Estes Park Events Complex (1125 Manford Ave.). 

Via Mobility offers year-round transportation service within the Town limits of Estes Park from Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. 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
  • Persons with disabilities: Free

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

The Town of Estes Park has designed its seasonal public transportation service, Estes Transit, 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 can request a route deviation and requests may be scheduled by calling 970-577-3959. If you need a deviation to be picked up you must call and request the ride at least 24 hours in advance of your requested pickup. Riders who need a deviation when dropped off are allowed to request a deviation from the driver when boarding the bus.

Deviation requests are limited to a maximum 3/4 mile from the established route. Please reference this map of the route deviation service area for more detail. No fee will be charged for this service.

Deviation requests that could result in damage to the vehicle and/or compromises the safety of the driver and/or other passengers will not be accepted.

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Estes Transit 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.

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.