Friday, May 2, 2014

Free Shuttle Service in Estes Park to Begin June 21

On Saturday, June 21st, the Town of Estes Park’s Free Shuttles will launch its ninth season, offering visitors and residents convenient, environmentally responsible transportation. Shuttles transport riders to 63 stops throughout Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Operating daily from June 21 through September 7, shuttles make it convenient for residents and visitors to leave their vehicles at a lodging facility, park-n-ride lot, or at home, and travel around town during the busy summer season.

The 2014 shuttle system offers four new stops and an additional ADA accessible shuttle. The shuttles continue to feature real-time tracking. Passengers will be able to determine actual arrival times by visiting the Town’s website at and entering a five digit “stop code” for their location.

The Estes Park Free Shuttle system consists of five routes, all of which bring riders to the core downtown area. The Silver Route services the Park-n-Ride at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. The Blue Route services Big Thompson Avenue (U.S. 34 east of downtown) and three stops along Dry Gulch Road. The Red Route services Fall River Road (U.S. 34 west of downtown), the Brown Route services campgrounds and other establishments in outlying areas to the south and west of town and the Gold Route serves the Elkhorn Avenue downtown with the Town trolley, the Elkhorn Express.

Also in 2014, the Rocky Mountain National Park Hiker Shuttle will depart from the Estes Park Visitor Center traveling to the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and into the National Park stopping at the Park-n-Ride. Operating days for the RMNP Hiker Shuttle: June 21 through September 7 (daily), and weekends (Saturday and Sunday) from September 13 through October 12, The Hiker Shuttle will operate beginning at the Estes Park Visitor Center from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information on the Hiker Shuttle, please contact Rocky Mountain National Park at 970-586-1206.

A map of the shuttle routes and the full schedule is available at For more information about Estes Park's shuttle routes, please contact Estes Park Visitor Services at 970-577-9900.

If planning a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park this year, please note that our website offers a wide variety of accommodation listings for both Estes Park and Grand Lake.


No comments: