Estes Park Free Shuttles

500000th Rider Aug 20 2015Gold Route - Elkhorn Express trolleySilver Route shuttle

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.

2017 Estes Park Free Shuttles

Visitor Center Transit Facility Parking Structure construction due for completion in July 2017

South parking lot at the Visitor Center closed until summer 2017

Construction of the four-story Estes Park Transit Facility Parking Structure is expected to be completed in July 2017 at the Estes Park Visitor Center parking lot south of the Big Thompson River. The Town and its construction manager/general contractor, Heath Construction are working hard to open the facility as soon as possible for summer use. The structure will increase parking by 310 spaces at the Vistor Center. Updates are available at

During the closure, please park in the north parking lot at the Estes Park Visitor Center via Hwy 34/Big Thompson Ave. to access all shuttle services. 


2017 Free Shuttles Summer Full-Service Days: Saturday, June 24 through Sunday, September 10

Click on the link to get the: 2017 full-service schedule and map (updated 06/19/17).
En Espanol - 2017 Autobuses Gratis de Estes Park: 2017 Horario y Mapa 

2017 Free Trolley Special Service Days

The Elkhorn Express free trolley operates on special weekends in the fall; operating from the Estes Park Visitor Center to locations noted in the following tables.

Park Here and Ride the Free Shuttles

EP Visitor Center Transit HubThe Estes Park Visitor Center (500 Big Thompson Ave.) acts as the transportation hub for the free shuttles in the summer and throughout the year. See the schedules above for service days and times at this location.

Fairgrounds Park-n-Ride ShelterThe Events Complex Park-n-Ride at Stanley Park (1209 Manford Ave.) offers hundreds of parking spaces and shuttle service (via the Silver and Green Routes in the summer and select special events) 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.


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.


Brian Wells, Transit Program Manager
500 Big Thompson Ave.
PO Box 1200
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: 970-577-9900
Sponsor the Estes Park Free Shuttles
The Town of Estes Park is offering sponsorship opportunities to support the Estes Park Free Shuttles. Learn more at: shuttles
Year-Round Transit Proposal - Estes Park Free Shuttles

The Town of Estes Park is exploring the opportunity to apply for a 2018-2019 Federal Transportation Administration grant to expand shuttles services into the remainder of the calendar year.

Learn more about this process and what shuttle riders can do to help: Year-Round Transit Proposal