Estes Transit (Free Shuttles)
Estes Transit operates a free shuttle service during the peak summer season, (late-June to mid-September) each year. Estes Transit also provides free shuttle service for a variety of events that happen throughout the year.
2020 Seasonal Shuttle Information
The Parking & Transit Division is currently working with two citizen groups, a dedicated Shuttle Committee and the Transportation Advisory Board, on a data-driven and service-oriented approach to route planning for 2020. The goal of this process is to identify more effective ways to serve both locals and visitors within the Town's existing budget. Estes Transit will also be announcing some new services in 2020 that will make the free shuttles even more accessible for the entire community.
Staff recommendations for the 2020 summer season will be presented to the Town Board in early February, and upon Board approval, will be posted on this webpage and promoted widely (likely in mid-February 2020).
Thank you for your patience as we work to improve your experience getting around Estes Park during the busy summer months!
2020 Special Service Information
Estes Transit is pleased to provide free shuttle service for the following special events:
- Wine & Chocolate Festival: February 8, 2020
- Whiskey Warm Up: March 7, 2020
- Wool Market / FACE of Fiber: June 13-14, 2020
- July 4th Fireworks (post event service): July 4, 2020
- Rooftop Rodeo Parade: TBD July
- Scot Fest Parade: September 11-13, 2020
- Fine Arts & Crafts: TBD September 2020
- Autumn Gold: TBD September 2020
- Elk Fest: October 3-4, 2020
- Rocky Mountain Craft Spirits Fest: October 24, 2020
- Catch the Glow Parade: November 27, 2020
Thank you to Visit Estes Park for supporting Estes Transit through donation of graphic design services.
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.
2020 Estes Transit Sponsorship Program
Thanks to the generosity of our local business and non-profit communities, the 2019 Sponsorship Program was the most successful sponsorship to date!
2020 sponsorship information will be distributed in late January. Please send an email to email@example.com if you are interested in becoming a 2020 sponsor.
Park Here and Ride the Free Shuttles
The Estes Park Visitor Center (500 Big Thompson Ave.) and the new parking structure (691 N. St. Vrain Ave. - four levels 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.
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
- Riders under 60 years old: $5 each way or $10 round-trip
- Riders over 60 years old (Seniors): Free
- Persons with disabilities: Free
Statement of Rights
In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Estes Transit 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 of Estes Park's ADA Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Email: email@example.com. 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.
- Title II Grievance Procedures
- Title II ADA Complaint Form
- Title VI Non-Discrimination Notice
- Title VI Plan - 2017
- Title VI Complaint Form
For more information, please contact the Estes Park Visitor Center at 970-577-9900 or 800-44-ESTES.