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.

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2021 Seasonal Shuttle Information

Estes Transit will begin its 2021 summer season on Friday, May 28 with the Red Route (Downtown/Elkhorn Ave.) serving from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. All other routes will begin daily service on Thursday, July 1 (Gold, Brown, Blue and Silver). The Green (Express) Route will begin weekend only service on Saturday, July 3. This link provides full details on the 2021 Seasonal Summer Service.

Special event service planned for 2021 includes:

  • Wool Market (June 10-13)
  • 4th of July Fireworks (July 4)
  • Rooftop Rodeo (July 5-10)
  • ScotFest (Sept. 10-12)
  • Rocky Mountain Craft Spirit Fest (Oct. 23)
  • Catch the Glow (Nov. 26)
2021 Winter Service Information

Estes Transit lanzará un Servicio de Transporte de Invierno Piloto el 18 de noviembre

Beginning November 18, Estes Transit will provide weekly transportation service from 2-5 p.m. each Wednesday. This new service is completely free and available for passengers of all ages and abilities. Reservations are not required and the trolley is fully equipped with a wheelchair lift. The new service is will run each Wednesday.

 

2021 Winter Shuttle Service Map

Stops and Departure Times

Estes Transit takes the health and safety of our riders and drivers very seriously. In line with the State of Colorado's guidance for transportation providers (released Nov. 2, 2020), this service will operate at 50% of seated capacity (or a maximum of 13 total passengers). Face coverings are required on board for passengers and drivers, including children over the age of two. Please do not ride Estes Transit if you are sick, have tested positive for COVID-19, or you think or know that you have been exposed to COVID-19.

Services is weather-permitting. If the Town experiences a significant snow event that makes the roadways unpassable or unsafe, the service will not run as scheduled. If the service is canceled due to weather, the service will be automatically moved to the following day (Thursday) and will run the same schedule. If service is canceled and/or moved to a Thursday, that information will be posted on this webpage and on the Town of Estes Park's Facebook page. Questions about the new service can be directed to the Town's Parking & Transit Manager, Vanessa Solesbee (vsolesbee@estes.org  or 970-577-3957).

The 2020 summer service season concluded on Sunday, October 19.

 

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 (4th of July through Labor Day)..

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 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.