RIDE THE FREE SHUTTLES IN ESTES PARK
Hop aboard a free Estes Park Visitor Shuttle this summer season and leave the driving to us. See the sights, shop downtown or travel into Rocky Mountain National Park without worrying about navigating mountain roads or finding a place to park. Nearly all primary routes to Estes Park's core business areas are along the shuttle routes.
In 2013, the Town of Estes Park free shuttles operate daily from Friday, June 21 through Sunday, September 8, and Friday & Saturday, September 14-15. Red, Blue, Silver and Gold lines will run from 9:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m.; Brown line will operate from 8:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m. The hiker shuttle operated by Rocky Mountain National Park connects to the shuttle system at the Estes Park Visitor Center.
Silver Shuttle at Fairgrounds Park-n-Ride
Estes Park's free shuttles are easy to find. If you're arriving in Estes Park on Highway 36, turn left on 4th Street and follow the signs to the Park-n-Ride next to the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park where nearly 400 free parking spaces await. Detailed 2013 routes will be posted here once they are finalized.
Shuttles at Estes Park Visitor Center
You can also park at the Visitor Center's lot at the intersection of Highways 34 and 36 and walk downtown along the pleasant Riverwalk, or board the shuttle routes that takes you to the central business district and outlying lodging and amusement areas. At each stop riders will find a map and a schedule for each route.
You'll find shuttles that make stops at in central downtown and to lodging areas west along Fall River Road to Rocky Mountain National Park's Fall River Visitor Center. Additional routes stop downtown and at the Stanley Hotel and/or travel east to the lodging and amusements along Big Thompson Avenue. Others travel through the Estes Valley, covering stops from Marys Lake Lodge to the YMCA of the Rockies and Beaver Meadows Visitors Center.
The buses run in late spring, summer, and early fall. During the summer, the buses run everyday of the week. The buses do not run in the winter.This express shuttle travels directly to Rocky Mountain National Park's Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and other points along Bear Lake Road, Riders must have a park pass to board the bus. They can purchase a pass at the automated fee machines located at the Estes Park Visitor Center and the Park's Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.