The Peak (free Town transit service)

The Peak logo

The Peak operates the Town of Estes Park's free, daily transit service during the peak summer tourism season (late May through late October) and limited weekly service in late fall. Special Event Transit Service is also provided throughout the year for several Town-produced special events. The 2024 transit season runs May 24-October 20.

Download The Peak 2024 Transit Map

Schedule information for seasonal and special event service is also featured under the Transit Services Menu below.

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.


The Peak | Transit Services Menu

2024 Seasonal Transit Service

The Peak operates the Town of Estes Park's free, daily transit service during the peak summer tourism season (late May through late October) and limited weekly service in late fall. The 2024 transit season runs May 24-October 20.

Download The Peak 2024 Transit Map

2024 Special Event Transit Service

The Peak is pleased to provide free transit service for many of Estes Park's 2024 special events. One week prior to each event, a link will be featured below to access service times, routing, and stops.

Autumn Gold & Rails in the Rockies | September 21-22

Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Festival | November 2


Estes Park parking structure

Park & Ride/Park & Walk

The Town's free parking structure located near the intersection of US Hwy 34 and US Hwy 36 (691 North St. Vrain Ave.) offers a stress-free downtown parking alternative. Those who are able to journey a bit on foot will enjoy a few "pocket park" diversions, the pedestrian bridge across the Big Thompson River, and the decorated and lighted tunnel under US 36 that leads to the beautiful downtown Riverwalk--all in under 10 minutes!

The parking structure offers 415 parking spaces on four levels, including accessible spaces and electric vehicle charging stations. During the busiest times, visitors will find overflow free parking at the nearby Estes Park Events Complex (1125 Manford Ave.).

Join the 2024 Park-n-Walk Challenge

The Town is excited to offer the Park-n-Walk Challenge again this summer! Registration for the 2024 program is requested for new and past participants.

Each month from June through October, the Town’s parking program monitors use of the parking structure and randomly draws a Park-n-Walk Challenge winner from registered license plates. Given the continued construction in and around downtown this summer, the Town strives to offer a rewarding monthly prize pack that encourages parking and walking during these busiest months. Winners can expect prizes from a wide variety of local businesses—car washes, movie tickets, restaurant and activity gift cards, cash, and more!

Register for the 2024 Park-n-Walk Challenge

Bustang to Estes

Ride Bustang to Estes in 2024

Epic summer adventures await at Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP)! Get ready to make memories and arrive in style with Bustang to Estes. From May 25 through September 29, Bustang to Estes makes two roundtrips on Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays (Memorial Day and Labor Day) between Denver Union Station, the Estes Park Visitor Center, and the RMNP Park & Ride Transit Hub. Special weekday service will be offered on June 19 (Juneteenth Holiday). Catch Bustang at Denver Union Station; route stops include Westminister, Broomfield, Louisville & Superior, Boulder, and Lyons. Tickets per person are $15 round-trip (discounts available for children, seniors, individuals with disabilities, and students). Bustang to Estes passengers planning to visit RMNP do not need to purchase an RMNP timed entry pass, but would need to pay the RMNP park entrance fee

Bustang to Estes Reservations

Bustang to Estes 2024 Service Announcement



Other Requests & Information

Services for Seniors & Persons with Disabilities

The  Peak offers seasonal transportation from late May through mid-October, with special services throughout the year for select Town-sponsored events. All routes are ADA accessible, and marked service animals are welcome.

Via Mobility offers year-round transportation service within the Town limits of Estes Park on 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

To schedule a ride, please call Via Mobility at 303-447-9636. More information about Via Mobility can be found at www.viacolorado.org.

  • Persons with disabilities: Free
Route Deviation Requests

The Town of Estes Park has designed its seasonal public transportation service, The Peak, 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 may request a route deviation by calling 970-577-3959. Those in need of a route deviation in order to be picked up may schedule a next-day reservation for the requested pick-up time. Those in need of a route deviation in order to be dropped off at a specific location are allowed to request a route deviation from the driver when boarding the bus.

Route deviation requests are limited to a maximum 3/4 mile from the established route. Please reference the Route Deviation Service Area Map for more detail. No fee will be charged for this service. Route 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.

Effective Communication

The Town of Estes Park provides appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the Town of Estes Park's programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters through Voiance Video Interpretation, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Statement of Rights

In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Peak 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.

Title II ADA Grievance Procedures

Title II ADA Complaint Form

Title VI Town of Estes Park Program Plan

Title VI Non-Discrimination Notice

Title VI Complaint Form

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 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.