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 with Estes Transit and welcomes feedback regarding the Town's free shuttle service. Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) manages the Bear Lake Route and Moraine Park shuttle routes. For more information on service within RMNP, please visit the RMNP website.

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2021 Seasonal Shuttle Information

Estes Transit began its 2021 summer season on Friday, May 28 with the Red, Gold, Blue, Silver and Brown Routes all serving from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

The Green Express Route providing weekend only service.

All routes will run through Sunday, September 12 except the Red Route (downtown trolley), which will run through Sunday, October 18.

This link provides full details on the 2021 Seasonal Summer Service.

Special event service planned for 2021 includes:

Bustang to Estes

Bustang is back! Bustang to Estes will provide Saturday and Sunday service through Elk Fest (Sunday, October 3). Bustang will originate at Denver Union Station with stops in Boulder and Lyons before reaching Estes Park. For more information and ticketing please visit the Bustang website. Bustang service is provided by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Información sobre el servicio de traslado estacional de 2021

El sistema de trasporte gratuito de la ciudad, Estes Transit, tambien comenzara parte de su servicio de temporada el viernes 28 de mayo. La Rute Roja, Dorada, Azul, Plata y Marron, todas sirviendo de 9 a.m. a 9 p.m. todos los dias. La Ruta Green Express que ofrece servicio solo de fin de semana. Toas las rutas se extenderan hasta el domingo 12 de septiembre, excepto la Ruta Roja (tranvia del centro), que se extendera hasta el domingo 18 de octubre.

Este enlace proporciona todos los detalles sobre el Servicio estacional de verano 2021.

El servicio de eventos especiales previsto para 2021 incluye:

  • Autumn Gold and Rails in the Rockies (25-26 de septiembre)
  • ScotFest (10-12 de septiembre)
  • Catch the Glow (26 de noviembre)

Las rutas restantes de Estes Transit (Oro, Azul, Marron y Plata) comenzaran el servicio diario el 1 de julio y la ruta Verde (Express) comenzara el servicio solo el fin de samana el 3 de julio. Bustang tambien regresara a Estes Park el 3 de julio y Brindar servicio solo los fines de semana a traves de Elk Fest. Bustand se originara en Denver Union Station con paradas en Boulder y Lyons antes de llegar a Estes Park. En las proximas semanas se anunciaran mas detalles sobre el servicio de Bustang a Estes 2021 y los boletos deberian estar disponibles en el sitio web de Bustang a principios de junio (https://ridebustang.com).

Thank You 2021 Sponsors!

Estes Transit is supported by the generosity of our 2021 sponsors:

  • Good Samaritan Estes Park Village
  • American Legion Post 119
  • Estes Chamber of Commerce
  • Rocky Mountain Channel app
  • SereniTea
  • Cocina de Mama
  • Bank of Estes Park
  • First Colorado Realty
  • Visit Estes Park
  • Estes Park Trolleys
  • Hunter's Chophouse
  • Pepper's Mexican Grill
  • Quality Inn
  • REMAX - The Gomez Team
  • Rocky Mountain Gateway
  • The Barrell
  • The Maxwell Inn
  • WinterWorks  & Awesome ShirtWorks
  • Hands Down Best in Town Massage
  • Estes Park Rentals
  • Tour Estes Park

Sponsors help fund operational costs related to services offered by the Town's free shuttles, supporting the continuation of free shuttle rides for guests and residents annually in the Estes Valley.

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, or via the Town's charming electric trolley which runs every 20 minutes daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the peak summer season (May 28 - Oct. 17, 2021)..

Overflow parking is available at the Estes Park Events Complex (1125 Manford Ave.). From July 3 - Sept. 12, 2021, the free Green "Express" Route will provide service from the Events Complex to the Visitor Center and downtown (Bond Park) every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekend day (Sat. and Sun. only).

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.