All Aboard The Elkhorn Express!
The Town of Estes Park is excited to announce that the trolley is named the Elkhorn Express. Over 90 entries were submitted from all over the United States for the Name-the-Trolley contest and the Shuttle Committee selected the final name from those entries. Three people submitted the name Elkhorn Express with Bruce Barrow the closest at guessing the total trolley riders for July which was 14,375. Linda Shaffer and Steve Discher also suggested the final trolley name.
Now in its eighth season, the Town of Estes Park’s free shuttle system provides a convenient transportation option for residents as well as visitors. On August 9 the total number of shuttle riders in 2013 surpassed the total from 2012 by over 500 riders.
Continuing daily through September 8 and September 14-15, the Estes Park Free Shuttle system consists of five routes, all of which bring riders to the core downtown area. The Silver Route services the Park-n-Ride at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. The Blue Route services Big Thompson Avenue (U.S. 34 east of downtown) and three new stops along Dry Gulch Road. The Red Route services Fall River Road (U.S. 34 west of downtown), the Brown Route services campgrounds and other establishments in outlying areas to the south and west of town and the new Gold Route serves the Elkhorn Avenue downtown with the new Town trolley.
A map of the shuttle routes and the full schedule is now available at www.estes.org/shuttles. For more information about Estes Park’s shuttle routes, please contact Estes Park Visitor Services at 970-577-9900. Shuttles connect with Rocky Mountain National Park’s Hiker Shuttle, which also departs from the Estes Park Visitor Center and the Fairgrounds Park-n-Ride. For more information on the Hiker Shuttle, please contact Rocky Mountain National Park at 970-586-1206. To receive Town news in your email inbox, please email email@example.com.