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. Schedule information is provided under the Shuttle Services Menu below. To simplify your overall parking and transit experience in Estes Park, 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.
Shuttle Services Menu
- 2022 Summer Shuttle Service
View full details of summer service:
- 2022 Special Event Service
Estes Transit is pleased to provide free shuttle service for several Town-produced special events. Check out the event schedule below; one week prior to each event, a link will be provided to access service times, routing, and stops.
Autumn Gold & Rails in the Rockies - September 24-25, 2022 | download event transit information
Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Fest - October 22, 2022
Tree Lighting Ceremony - November 19, 2022
Catch the Glow Parade - November 25, 2022
Winter Trolley Service - TBD December 2022
“Come ride with us” and collect a commemorative pin!
On Sunday, September 11, Estes Transit transitioned to the fall service schedule. The only route currently running is the Red Route (downtown trolley). The trolley serves the downtown area (Elkhorn Avenue) daily beginning at 9 a.m., with a last trip departing at 8:30 p.m.
Locals and visitors of all ages who catch a ride on the Red Route can request a free, commemorative pin from the trolley driver. The pin, featured in the whimsical ad to the left, is available through the remainder of the trolley season, which ends Sunday, October 16.
Riders can catch the downtown trolley at any stop along the Red Route and request a pin. Pins are limited to one per person and are available while supplies last. To find stops for the Red Route and all routes provided by Estes Transit, download one of the following maps:
Bustang to Estes Service
On weekends from May 28 through October 2, Bustang to Estes will provide a convenient and affordable way to get to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) from Denver Metro, Boulder and Lyons. With stops at the Estes Park Visitor Center and the RMNP Park & Ride transit hub, it’s easier than ever to get to the heart of the Rockies. Visit www.ridebustang.com for service information and ticketing options.
2022 Estes Transit Sponsors
Estes Transit is supported by the generosity of these 2022 sponsors:
- Anderson Realty
- Awesome ShirtWorks
- Bank of Estes Park
- The Barrel
- Estes Park Health
- Estes Park Museum
- Estes Park News
- Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center
- Estes Park Rent All
- Estes Park Trolleys
- Explore Estes
- First Colorado Realty
- Good Samaritan Estes Park Village
- Green Jeep Tours
- Hunter’s Chophouse
- The Maxwell Inn
- Mountain Home Café
- Quality Inn
- REMAX – The Gomez Team
- Rocky Mountain Channel App
- Rocky Mountain Gateway
- Snowy Peaks Winery
- Stanley Underground
- Visit Estes Park
- YMCA of the Rockies
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 North St. Vrain Ave.) 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.).
Other Requests & Information
- Services for Seniors & Persons with Disabilities
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
- Persons with disabilities: Free
- Route Deviation Requests
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 pick-up time. 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 compromise the safety of the driver and/or other passengers will not be accepted.
- Statement of Rights
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 email@example.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.