Estes Park Colorado Public Transportation, Buses, Transit

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The Estes Park Bus system enables you to easily make your way around. Catch a ride to your lodge, downtown, or to Rocky Mountain National Park’s trails. Plus, they’re free! Read More

Is there a public bus system that I should use to get around town?

Yes! Free shuttles run throughout Estes Park, to multiple campsites, and several areas in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Estes Park Free Summer Shuttle

Ride a shuttle on the east end of town, past many lodging, restaurant and amusement options. Ride west through Main Street, or southwest on Moraine Ave to several campground and RV sites.

Convenient pickups are at the Fairgrounds parking area, and the Estes Park Visitor Center.

Hikers can even take a bus to Rocky Mountain National Park’s Beaver Meadows or Fall River’s Visitor Centers.

Shuttles run daily June 26-August 29, then again September 4-6.

From 10am-10pm, take advantage of these free shuttles! Specific times for each route are available below. 

Bear Lake and Moraine Park

Enjoy epic trails throughout Rocky Mountain Park without worrying about traffic or parking! Catch a ride to your trailhead with the Park’s free shuttle.
Buses run between several trailheads, along Bear Lake Road, Moraine Park Visitor Center, Moraine Park Campground, Glacier Basin Campground and the Park & Ride.

Shuttles run Memorial weekend, then daily June 11-October 2.

The first bus departs from Park & Ride at 7am. The last bus leaves at 7pm.

Moraine Park Route’s shuttle goes between the Park & Ride and Fern Lake Trailhead every 30 minutes.

Bear Lake Route’s shuttle goes between the Park & Ride and Bear Lake every 15 minutes.

The final bus at Bear Lake and Fern Lake Trailheads departs at 7:30pm. 

The Hiker Shuttle

Don’t worry about driving to Rocky Mountain National Park today! Leave your car at the Estes Park Visitors Center, and take the bus to the Park & Ride. From there, connect with various trailheads via Bear Lake Shuttle or Moraine Park Shuttle.

The Hiker Shuttle runs daily June 25-September 5. Then, only runs on weekends until October 2.

The first bus leaves Estes Park Visitor Center at 6:30am. The last bus leaves the Park & Ride for Estes Park at 8pm.

The shuttle runs on an hourly schedule, but switches to a half hour schedule during busy hours (10am to 6pm). 

  • Bus Fares: Free to ride, but you do need a pass to enter the park. 
  • Map: Hiker Shuttle Route 
  • Phone: (970) 586-1206

Can I take a sightseeing tour of Estes Park?

There are several Estes Park Bus Tours with knowledgeable guides. Hire one to show you Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, or even take you on a custom route!