Find up-to-date parking availability and pay for parking with the Estes Parking App.
Park All Day and Ride the Shuttles
The way we recommend doing it - park your car, and forget about it until you’re ready to head back to wherever you’re staying. Then either ride the shuttles or put your legs to work and walk around enjoying the crisp Rocky Mountain air and epic views around town.
The Estes Park Visitor Center and its parking structure along with the Estes Park Events Complex Park-n-Ride (inset) offer the largest number of parking spots and easy access to the free shuttles (full schedule below).
The other lots offering all-day parking may be closer to town, but do not offer the same amount of available parking spots, so keep an eye on the parking app to see if there's availability. Other all-day lots can be found in purple on the map.
The Visitor Center, Town Hall (paid), and Events Complex Park-n-Ride are your options if you’re looking to park a bus, trailer, or RV.
If you’re looking for a shorter stop in town, for a quick shopping excursion, or to grab some food there are lots offering free 1 or 3 hour parking for a shorter trip, and if you'd like a premium spot, paid parking is offered in all of the green lots on the map.
Hop on a Shuttle
This is a great way to get around town (after parking in an all-day lot) and not having to worry about driving around or finding new parking, while still taking time to enjoy all Estes has to offer.
In Rocky Mountain National Park, the Bear Lake Corridor Shuttle is running. You'll need a Bear Lake Corridor timed-entry permit to access the Park & Ride, but from there you have access to 11 different stops along the East side of the park. You still need to have an entrance pass, you can purchase those online here.
Please note: the Hiker Shuttle is not running in 2021.