Shuttle Bus Routes

 

2017 Shuttle Bus Schedule

 

Hiker Express Route

Note: Entrance pass required

Dates Daily service: May 27 to September 10
Weekends only: September 16 to October 9
Schedule Hourly 7:30 am to 11 am
Every 30 minutes from 11 am to 6 pm
Hourly 6 pm to 8 pm
Route Makes stops only at
  • the Estes Park Visitor Center
  • Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
  • Park & Ride
 

Bear Lake Route

Dates Daily service: May 27 to October 9
Schedule Every 10–15 minutes from 7 am to 7:30 pm
Route Makes stops at
  • Park & Ride
  • Bierstadt Lake Trailhead
  • Glacier Gorge Trailhead
  • Bear Lake
 

Moraine Park Route

Dates Daily service: May 27 to October 9
Schedule Every 30 minutes from 7 am to 7:30 pm
Route Makes stops at
  • Park & Ride
  • Sprague Lake/Glacier Creek Stables
  • Hollowell Park
  • Tuxedo Park
  • Moraine Park Campground (C Loop)
  • Cub Lake Trailhead
  • Fern Lake Bus Stop
 

Why Should You Take the 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.
 

Notes and Tips

  • There are no shuttle bus services on the west side of the park or across Trail Ridge Road. There are several commercial shuttle tours in the Estes area. Contact the Estes Park Visitor Center for information.
  • There are no bike racks on shuttle buses.
  • Most shuttle buses are accessible and can accommodate wheelchairs. Contact shuttle staff or rangers if accommodation is needed.
  • Pets are not allowed on shuttle buses except service animals that have been individually trained to perform specific tasks for the benefit of persons with disabilities. (Emotional support and service-animals-in-training are not service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act.)

Last updated: August 28, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517

Phone:

(970) 586-1206
General park questions: (970) 586-1206. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970)586-1222.

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