Transportation & Parking

PARKING

The Estes Park Parking Structure at the Visitor Center (691 N. St. Vrain Ave.) offers 415 spots, including accessible spaces and electric vehicle charging stations. The structure is conveniently located within walking distance to downtown, and is the hub for all five seasonal free shuttle routes running through the Visitor Center. The largest parking area lies east of town at the Estes Park Events Complex (1125 Rooftop Way). From here, guests can transfer to the free Estes Park shuttle lines via the Green Route.  Paid parking ends October 19th and will resume Memorial Day Weekend 2022.

THE TOWN OF ESTES PARK OFFERS FREE AND PAID PARKING OPPORTUNITIES AROUND TOWN.

Paid parking is enforced seasonally (May 27 through Oct. 16, 2022) at a rate of $2 per hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the following lots:

  • Town Hall lot
  • East Riverside lot
  • Riverside lot
  • Virginia lot
  • Wiest lot
  • Post Office lot
  • Tregent lot
  • Bond Park lot and on-street parking areas

Daily parking fees will not apply to those displaying Americans with Disabilities (ADA) placards or Disabled Veterans (DV) license plates.

Free all-day, three-hour and 30-minute parking is available in the following lots:

  • Parking Structure
  • Visitor Center lot
  • Brownfield’s lot
  • MacGregor Avenue on-street parking
  • Virginia Avenue on-street parking
  • W. Elkhorn Avenue on-street parking
  • E. Riverside on-street parking
  • Moraine Avenue on-street parking
  • W. Riverside on-street parking
  • W. Riverside lot
  • Spruce lot
  • Performance Park lot
  • Davis lot
  • Events Complex Park-n-Ride

Free seasonal shuttles directly serve the Events Complex Park-n-Ride (1125 Rooftop Way), and the parking structure (691 N. St. Vrain & US 36) and provide service within a short walk to all other downtown parking facilities.

Parking for larger vehicles (RVs, Trailers, Buses) is available at the following locations:

  • Events Complex Park-n-Ride: 1125 Rooftop Way (20 spaces)
  • Town Hall/Library Parking Lot: 335 E. Elkhorn Avenue (10 spaces)
  • Estes Park Visitor Center: 500 Big Thompson Avenue (4 spaces)
The Town’s free shuttle system, Estes Transit, will also begin part of its seasonal service on Friday, May 28. The Red Route – which is served by the Town’s new electric trolley – will run a continuous 20-minute loop starting at the Estes Park Visitor Center, traveling along Elkhorn Avenue to just east of The Maxwell Inn and then back to the Estes Park Visitor Center. Trolley service will be available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (Monday through Sunday).
The remaining Estes Transit routes (Gold, Blue, Brown and Silver) will begin daily service on July 1 with the Green (Express) Route beginning weekend-only service on July 3. Bustang will also be returning to Estes Park on July 3 and will provide weekend-only service through Elk Fest. Bustang will originate at Denver Union Station with stops in Boulder and Lyons before reaching Estes Park. More details on the 2021 Bustang to Estes service will be announced in the coming weeks and tickets should be available on Bustang’s website in early June (https://ridebustang.com/).
The complete 2021 Estes Transit schedule and map, including route times, service dates and stops, can be found at www.estes.org/shuttles or https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q5bizn7EsV1v54DZteOQeXV4x5ZOVvK7/view.
For more information about parking in downtown Estes Park, please www.estes.org/parking; transit information can be found at www.estes.org/shuttles.

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Estes Transit to begin daily service July 1
Estes Transit began its 2022 summer season on Friday, May 27, with the Red Route serving the downtown corridor from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. All other routes (Gold, Brown, Blue and Silver) will begin daily service on Friday, July 1. The Green (Express) Route will begin weekend-only service on Saturday, July 2.
Red, Gold, Brown, Blue and Silver Routes will run daily beginning at 9 a.m., with the final trip each day beginning at 8:30 p.m. The Green/Express Route will offer weekend-only service (Saturday and Sunday) with continuous 15-minute loops from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Estes Transit is 100% fare-free and all routes are wheel-chair accessible. This year will mark Estes Transit’s 17th year in operation.
In 2022, Estes Transit’s service will include the following routes and service areas: 
 
● Red Route (Downtown Trolley): Travels west into downtown with a variety of stops along Elkhorn Avenue, including Bond Park/Town Hall, The Ore Cart Rock Shop, Tregent Park, West Park Center, and west of Maxwell Inn before turning around and stopping at Mrs. Walsh’s Garden, The Grubsteak Restaurant, and Moosely T’s, with a final stop at Thirty Below Leather. Served by the Town’s electric trolley, Red Route Service runs through Oct. 16.
 
● Gold Route: Travels along Wonderview Avenue and Fall River Road with stops at The Stanley Hotel, Timber Creek Chalets, McGregor Mountain Lodge and Rocky Mountain Gateway, before turning around and stopping at Estes Park Condos, Aspen Winds on Fall River, Homestead Lane on Fall River Road, and Stonebrook Resort, with a final stop at Nicky’s Resort. Gold Route service begins on July 1 and concludes on Sept. 11.
 
● Silver Route: Travels south along Highway 7, stopping at The Ridgeline Hotel before looping up to Estes Park Health and returning to Hwy 7 on Stanley Avenue, stopping near the Dollar General and Ziggi’s Coffee. The route continues farther south on Highway 7 to The Pines before heading out to Fish Creek Road to Solitude Cabins, with the two final stops at Estes Valley Community Center and the Estes Park Events Complex. Silver Route service begins on July 1 and concludes on Sept. 11.
 
● Brown Route: Travels southwest with stops on Riverside Drive near the Open Air Adventure Park and Estes Park Brewery, then to Worldmark and the Manor RV Camp, followed by National Park Village, Alpine Trail Ridge Inn, and Elk Meadow Lodge and RV Resort. New in 2022, the Brown Route will continue on to the YMCA of the Rockies with westbound stops at Eagle Cliff Road at Highway 66, Swiftcurrent Lodge, and the Administration Building at the YMCA. The Brown Route will then turn around with eastbound stops at Glacier Lodge, Rockmount Cottages, the Aerial Tramway, East Riverside at Rockwell Street, and a final stop at Thirty Below Leather. Brown Route service begins on July 1 and concludes on September 11.
 
● Blue Route: Travels east down U.S. 34/Big Thompson Avenue with stops at Estes Mountain Lodge, Best Western Plus Silver Saddle, Quality Inn, Antonio’s Pizza, and Lake Estes Marina, and Estes Park KOA. The Blue Route then turns around and goes north to Good Samaritan Estes Park Village, Talons Point and Falcon Ridge Apartments, Salud Family Medical Center, Crossroads Ministry, Raven Avenue and Lone Pine Drive, and Lake Front Street, with a final stop at the Lower Stanley Village shopping plaza. Blue Route service begins on July 1 and concludes on Sept. 11.
 
● Green Route: The Green (Express) Route will run on weekends only (Saturday and Sunday) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Designed to be a quick connection between the Town’s largest parking areas and downtown, this route stops at the Estes Park Visitor Center, Bond Park, and Estes Park Events Complex. This route will be served by the Town’s second electric trolley, which will be arriving in July. Green Route service begins on July 2 and concludes on Sept. 11.
Estes Transit service is provided by the Town of Estes Park with the support of these generous sponsors: Anderson Realty, Awesome ShirtWorks & WinterWorks, Bank of Estes Park, The Barrel, Estes Park Health, Estes Park Museum, Estes Park News, Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center, Estes Park Rent All, Estes Park Trolleys, Explore Estes, First Colorado Realty, Good Samaritan Estes Park Village, Hunter’s Chophouse, The Maxwell Inn, Mountain Home Café, Quality Inn, REMAX – The Gomez Team, Rocky Mountain Channel App, Rocky Mountain Gateway, Snowy Peaks Winery, Stanley Underground, Visit Estes Park and YMCA of the Rockies.
 
For those who need a little extra help (e.g., seniors and persons with disabilities), “door to door” service can be requested for stops within 0.75 miles of an existing Estes Transit stop. Rides can be requested 24 hours before the trip or scheduled up to seven days in advance by calling 970-577-3959.
 
A complete guide to 2022 summer and special service information – available in both English and Spanish – is available at www.estes.org/shuttles.
All information from www.visitestespark.com