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Estes Park Parking

The 2023 Parking Map and related information can be downloaded here.


Realtime Availability by Lot

Download the Estes Parking App on your mobile phone to see close to realtime availability by lot,  free and paid parking options, and help with navigating around town.

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Visiting Downtown Estes Park

  • Some Parking is free, and some is paid ($2/hr 10am-5pm Memorial Day – mid Oct).
  • Overnight parking is allowed at the Fairgounds and costs $10.
  • Download the ParkMobile App to your smartphone, then create an account.  Finding and paying for parking will be much easier, and you can extend your time remotely.

Free Parking

  • Park & Ride lot at the Stanley Fairgrounds/Event Center
    • This large  parking area lies east of town at the Estes Park Events Complex (1125 Rooftop Way). From here, guests can transfer to the free Estes Park shuttle lines via the Silver Route. Public restrooms are located at the fairgrounds lot as well.  20 RV spaces.
  • Parking Structure & lots at the Estes Park Visitor Center
    • The Garage Structure at the Visitor Center (691 N. St. Vrain Ave.) offers 415 spots conveniently in walking distance to downtown, as well as a connection to all the free shuttles routes running through the Visitor Center.  No RV, bus, or trailer spaces in this structure.
    • In front of the Estes Park Visitor Center (500 Big Thompson Avenue) near the intersection of highways 34 and 36.  This lot has 4 RV spaces.
    • All five, color-coded lines of the free Estes Park shuttles plus the national park hiker shuttle run from the Estes Park Visitor Center; park here and you can access virtually all of Estes Park.

Paid Parking

  • Downtown Parking Lots
    • A large lot is located east of Town Hall at the junction of MacGregor and Elkhorn avenues.  10 RV spaces.  Access this lot by heading east on Elkhorn Ave. from either highway 34 or 36, making a right into the lot near the pedestrian crossing light.
  • On Street Parking
    • The Town Hall lot & Visitor Center lot along with three more on W. Elkhorn Avenue and two others south of Elkhorn on Moraine Avenue offer all day parking.
    • Additional parking areas around town present 3-hour and 1-hour options. Much of the on-street parking along Elkhorn Avenue, Moraine Avenue, Virginia Avenue and the side roads around Bond Park allows 3-hour stays.
    • North on MacGregor Avenue and Bighorn Avenue, street parking is unlimited.
    • Download the Estes Park Downtown Parking Map and Schedule (pdf) to find the lot that’s right for you.
  • Electric Car Charging Stations with 3 hour limit
    • 2 charging stations on the north side of the Municipal Parking Lot (Town Hall and Library), 335 E. Elkhorn Ave.  Cost is $1 per hour to park and recharge a vehicle, payable by credit or debit card
    • 4 stations outside the entrance to the Estes Park Transit Facility Parking Structure, 691 N. Saint Vrain Ave.  Free of charge

Whether you’re pulling a trailer, driving an RV, captaining a bus or steering the family car, Estes Park has a spot just for you!

Free Shuttle Buses 

Inside Rocky Mountain National Park

Visitor Center parking lots at Beaver Meadows and Fall River Visitor Centers.

Bear Lake/Glacier Basin Park and Ride Lot.  Hiker’s Shuttle Buses stop here and take you to your trailhead.

Bear Lake parking lot at the end of Bear Lake Road.  This is a large lot, but it often fills up in the summer.

Trailhead parking lots – smaller lots at popular hiking trailheads.  If you’re hiking, go early in the day to snag a parking spot.