Estes Transit (Free Shuttles)

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Bustang to Estes: Service Starts 8/24/19

Beginning Saturday, Aug. 24, and continuing each weekend (including Labor Day) through Sunday, Sept. 29, Bustang will travel twice each day between Denver's Union Station and the Estes Park Visitor Center. Once in Estes Park, visitors can catch the free trolley to access a variety of locations in town, or catch a bus to the Park-n-Ride on the Bear Lake Corridor in Rocky Mountain National Park. Tickets are $10/roundtrip. For additional information, please access the news release

The Estes Park Free Shuttles operate primarily during the peak summer season, an eleven week period from late-June to mid-September each year. Additional shuttle services coincide with special events.

Estes Transit wants to hear from residents and visitors about their experience and ask that feedback be provided on Estes Park transit services.

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2019 Special Service Information

Special service will be offered for the following events:

  • Scot Fest (Sept. 7-8)
  • Fine Arts & Crafts (Sept. 14-15)
  • Autumn Gold (Sept. 21-22)
  • Elk Fest (Sept. 28-29)
  • Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Fest (Oct. 26)
  • Catch the Glow (Nov. 29)

Specific details about each special service offering will be posted two weeks prior to the event date.

Questions can be directed to the Estes Park Visitor Center at 970-577-9900.

2019 Free Shuttle Information

In 2019 the full-service summer shuttles operate Saturday, June 22, 2019 through Sunday, September 8, 2019. 

2019 Shuttle Service Route & Map

2019 Estes Transit Sponsors

Estes Transit service is provided by the Town of Estes Park with the support of generous local sponsors including: First Colorado Realty, Saddle and Surrey, Rocky Mountain Gateway, Remax - The Gomez Team, Peppers Mexican Grill, Good Samaritan EP Village, The Maxwell Inn, Best Western Silver Saddle, Earthwood Artisans, Lazy B Chuckwagon Show, Stonebrook Resort, Estes Park Trolleys, The Barrel, Quality Inn, Hunter's Chop House, Estes Valley Recreation & Parks District, Awesome Shirt Works / WinterWorks, Estes Valley Health, Estes Park News, Karen Cole Designs, and EPTV Channel 8.

Park Here and Ride the Free Shuttles

EP Visitor Center Transit Hub EP Visitor Center Parking Structure

The Estes Park Visitor Center (500 Big Thompson Ave.) and the new parking structure (691 N. St. Vrain Ave. - four level of free parking) act as the transportation hub for the free shuttles in the summer and select days throughout the year. See the schedules above for service days and times at these locations.

Fairgrounds Park-n-Ride Shelter

The Events Complex Park-n-Ride at Stanley Park (1209 Manford Ave.) offers hundreds of parking spaces and shuttle service to the transportation hub at the Estes Park Visitor Center and Bond Park in downtown Estes Park. See the schedules above for service days and times at this location.

Services for Seniors & Persons with Disabilities
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:

ADA only service animals allowed on the Estes Park Free Shuttles

For more information please contact the Estes Park Visitor Center at 970-577-9900 or 800-44-ESTES.

To share comments and suggestions with the Shuttle Committee, please do so through the contact information below.
Vanessa Solesbee, Parking & Transit Manager
PO Box 1200
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: 970-577-3957