Shuttle Bus Routes

Shuttle bus on road by yellow aspen trees

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Map of shuttle bus routes along the Bear Lake Road.

Why Should You Take the Free Park Shuttle Bus?

  • Access many destination and loop hikes along the Bear Lake Road corridor.
  • Cut down on vehicle emissions in the park.
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery without the distraction and hassle of traffic congestion and limited parking.
  • Parking areas along the Bear Lake Road fill most days during the summer and the buses provide the only access during those peak hours each day.
  • Most buses are accessible and can accommodate wheelchairs.

2015 Shuttle Schedule

The park's free shuttle buses operate late spring, summer, and early fall. The buses do not run in late fall, winter, or early spring.

Moraine Park Route
  • Weekends May 23, 24, 25, & 30, 31, and June 6 & 7. Daily June 13 - October 12.
  • Runs between Park & Ride and Fern Lake Bus Stop.
  • Leaves Park & Ride every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Makes stops at Park & Ride, Sprague Lake/Glacier Creek Livery, Hollowell Park, Tuxedo Park, Moraine Park Visitor Center, Moraine Park Campground (C-Loop), Cub Lake Trailhead and Fern Lake Bus Stop.
Bear Lake Route
  • Weekends May 23, 24, 25, & 30, 31, and June 6 & 7. Daily June 13 - October 12.
  • Runs between Park & Ride and Bear Lake.
  • Leaves Park & Ride every 10-15 minutes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Makes stops at the Park & Ride, Bierstadt lake Trailhead, Glacier Gorge Trailhead, and Bear Lake.
Hiker Shuttle Route: Town of Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Daily June 27 - September 13. Weekends Saturdays and Sundays September 19 - October 11.
  • Makes stops at the Estes Park Visitor Center, the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, and Park & Ride.
  • First bus leaves the Estes Park Visitor Center at 7:30 a.m. and last bus leaves Park & Ride at 8:00 p.m.
  • Hiker Shuttle runs on an hourly schedule early and late in the day, switching to a half-hour schedule from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


 

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