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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2020/2021 Seasonal Shuttle Information

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

2020-2021 Winter Service Information

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 through May 26, 2021, serving the following fixed route of stops. 

Stops and Departure Times

Please click on the name of each stop for an image of the stop location

STOP DEPARTURE TIME
Talons Pointe/Falcon Ridge 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 p.m.
Salud Family Health Center 1:01, 3:01, 4:01 p.m.
Crossroads Ministry 2:02, 3:02, 4:02 p.m.
Lower Stanley Village @ Reel Mountain Theater 2:08, 3:08, 4:08 p.m.
Estes Park Health 2:15, 3:15, 4:15 p.m.
Dollar General 2:17, 3:17, 4:17 p.m.
The Pines Apartments 2:21, 3:21, 4:21 p.m.
Estes Valley Community Center 2:26, 3:26, 4:26 p.m.
Graves Avenue & Community Drive (Lone Tree Village 2:28, 3:28, 4:28 p.m.
Downtown / Estes Valley Library (SW Corner of Bond Park  2:40, 3:40, 4:40 p.m.
National Park Village (Country Market) 2:46, 3:46, 4:46 p.m.
Lower Stanley Village @ Reel Mountain Theater 2:52, 3:52, 4:52 p.m.

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.

Service 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 here 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 18. Information about summer 2021 service will be shared in February, 2021.

2020/2021 Winter Shuttle Service Map

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.