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, a twelve week period from late-June to mid-September each year. Additional shuttle services coincide with special events.

2016 Town of Estes Park Free Shuttles


2016 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.

2017 Free Shuttles Summer Full-Service Days to be Determined.

Watch this space to see the full-service schedule and dates for 2017.


Visitor Center Transit Facility Parking Structure construction begins Oct. 17, 2016

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 begin Monday, Oct. 17 at the Estes Park Visitor Center parking lot south of the Big Thompson River. The Town and its construction manager/general contractor, Heath Construction, expect the project to be complete by July 2017, with the facility opening as soon as possible for summer use. The structure will increase parking availability for downtown Estes Park and reduce emissions by allowing more people to park vehicles and quickly access the shuttle systems available at the Visitor Center. Regular project updates will be 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 shuttle services.


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 Park-n-Ride at the Events Complex at Stanley Park (1209 Manford Ave.) and the Estes Park Event Center (1125 Rooftop Way) offer hundreds of parking spaces and shuttle service (via the Silver Route in the summer and select special events throughout the year) to the transportation hub at the Estes Park Visitor Center.


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, Shuttle Coordinator
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