Estes Park Free Shuttles run only in summer and early fall, and service Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.
For paid shuttle transportation to and around Estes Park, see the Getting to Estes Park page.
There are several free shuttle bus routes:
The Estes Park Free Visitor Shuttle, aka the “shopper shuttle,” has several routes, all of which connect to the Estes Park Visitor Center downtown. Most hotels and all the downtown shops are serviced by this shuttle. Learn more on the Town of Estes Park website, or see the map: Estes Park Free Shuttle Map
The Hiker Shuttle provides service between the town’s Visitor Center and Rocky Mountain National Park’s “Park and Ride,” the hub for the Park’s shuttle system. It stops at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center along the way. You will need to have a pass to enter the Park; it can be purchased at either the town’s or the Park’s visitor center if you don’t already have one. (NOTE: Not running in 2021.)
The Bear Lake Route and Moraine Park Route take hikers from the National Park’s Park and Ride lot and go towards either Bear Lake or Moraine Park.
Learn more about the Hiker Shuttle or the Bear Lake and Moraine Park Routes and the on Rocky Mountain National Park’s website.
Note: Estes Park free shuttle buses do not have bike racks.
Here is a funny little advertisement for the Estes Park Free Shuttle: