Rocky Mountain National Park Hiker Shuttle Tickets

Rocky Mountain National Park

Staying in Estes Park? The Hiker Shuttle provides service to passengers from the Estes Park Visitor Center in the town of Estes Park (near the intersections of U.S. Highways 36 and 34), to Rocky Mountain National Park's Park & Ride Transit Hub, located on Bear Lake Road.


The Hiker Shuttle allows you to leave your vehicle where you lodge or parked in the Estes Park parking structure (adjacent to the Estes Park Visitor Center) and access destinations located along the Bear Lake Road corridor. Once at Park & Ride, transfer to the Bear Lake or Moraine Park shuttle routes to access destinations like Moraine Park, Sprague Lake, Glacier Gorge, and Bear Lake. For more details to see a map of the shuttle routes, visit RMNP's Shuttle Buses and Public Transit webpage


To ride the Hiker Shuttle, all passengers, regardless of age, must have a Hiker Shuttle Ticket. Hiker Shuttle Tickets are $2 per transaction. They can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis through Hiker Shuttle Tickets cannot be purchased in person at the Estes Park Visitor Center or at any of RMNP's visitor centers or entrance stations. Hiker Shuttle Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.  

One person can purchase up to 4 Hiker Shuttle Tickets per day, per transaction. If there are more than 4 people in your party, a second person with a second account will need to purchase additional tickets. During check out, you will need to change the number of tickets (between 1 to 4) to match the number of people in your group.


Passengers with Hiker Shuttle Tickets will board the Hiker Shuttle outside of the Estes Park Visitor Center. The Hiker Shuttle does not pick up or drop-off passengers at any other locations in Estes Park or Rocky Mountain National Park.


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When you are ready to return to the Estes Park Visitor Center, simply return to RMNP's Park and Ride and board a returning Hiker Shuttle back to Estes Park. Please remember, the last bus departs from Park and Ride at 6 p.m. Do not be late! There are no other public transportation services available to return from Rocky Mountain National Park to the Town of Estes Park. 

Hiker Shuttles provide access to the Bear Lake Road Corridor inside RMNP. A Hiker Shuttle Ticket is valid when riding the Hiker Shuttle. They cannot be used to enter RMNP with a personal vehicle.


All passengers riding the Hiker Shuttle will need two things: a Hiker Shuttle Ticket and a valid park entrance pass. Individual 1-day entrance passes can be purchased on or upon arrival. If you, or someone in your group, already has an America The Beautiful Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, Military, Veterans, 4th Grade, or Volunteer Pass, this pass will cover your park entrance fee. A pass covers the individual park entrance fee for the passholder and up to 3 others. 

Need to Know

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In 2024, Hiker Shuttle Tickets will be released first-come, first-served on based on the following schedule:

Additional Hiker Shuttle Tickets will be released on a first-come, first-served basis on beginning at 7 p.m. MDT the night before a desired arrival date, beginning on May 23.

Changes and Cancellations

Hiker Shuttle Tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable. They cannot be gifted or transferred to another person, including parents, children or siblings. If you are unable to use your Hiker Shuttle Tickets, cancellations may be made up to 24 hours prior to your visit. 

Contact Information

Mailing Address

1000 HY 36 Estes Park CO 80517

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