Estes Transit (Free Shuttles)

Estes Transit operates a free shuttle service during the peak summer tourism season and for several Town-produced special events annually. Estes Transit wants to hear from residents and visitors about their experience and welcome feedback regarding Estes Transit's services.

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2020 Seasonal Shuttle Information

The Town's free seasonal shuttle service, Estes Transit, will begin daily service on Wednesday, July 1. 

The 2020 service map is now available. Hard copies of the 2020 brochure can be requested by contacting the Estes Park Visitor Center at 970-577-9900.  

In an effort to ensure a safe and healthy experience while aboard an Estes Transit vehicle, staff have implemented a number of precautionary measures aimed at protecting the health and safety of both our patrons and drivers. 

The Town's contracted service provider (Rocky Mountain Transit Management, Inc.) has developed COVID-19 Safety Protocols detailing the precautions that will be taken during the 2020 service season.

Please note that facial coverings (masks) will be required on all Estes Transit buses. 

Estes Transit staff are excited to continue offering free public transit service this summer. We love our guests and cannot wait to see you!  

2020 Special Event Service Information

Estes Transit is pleased to provide free shuttle service for the following special events:

  • Scot Fest Parade: September 11-13, 2020
  • Fine Arts & Crafts: TBD September 2020
  • Autumn Gold: TBD September 2020
  • Elk Fest: October 3-4, 2020
  • Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Fest: October 24, 2020
  • Catch the Glow Parade: November 27, 2020

Specific details about each special service offering will be posted two weeks prior to the event date.

Questions can be directed to the Estes Park Visitor Center at 970-577-9900.

2020 Sponsors

Thank you to our generous 2020 sponsors:

Estes Park Health, Good Samaritan, The Barrel, Quality Inn, The Maxwell Inn, Rocky Mountain Gateway, Estes Park Museum, Mountain Home Cafe, Pepper's Mexican GrillRemax, SereniTea, Estes Park Trolleys, First Colorado Realty, EP News, Hunters Chop House, Best Western PLUS Silver Saddle, Visit Estes Park, Estes Area Lodging Association, EPTV Channel 8, Estes Park Events Complex, O'Connor Pavillion

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 over 400 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, or via the Town's charming red trolley which stops right at the north side of the parking structure during the busy summer months (July 1 - October 4, 2020).

New in 2020: The parking structure is now the hub for all of the Town's five seasonal shuttle routes. Service dates and times are listed above.

Overflow parking is available at the Estes Park Events Complex (1125 Manford Ave.), which is served every 15 minutes by the Green Route.

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 five of the Town's routes: Red, Gold, Blue, Brown 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 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.