The Trolley Will Roll Again...in 2021!
August 1, 2020: To our Trolley Visitors...We are hopeful that all of you visiting our website are healthy and safe and doing your best as we collectively endure this COVID-19 global pandemic. We had hoped to be able to once again rev up the motor of Denver Trolley Car #1977 in 2020, as we have for 31 years, and roll it out on the tracks along the South Platte River. We had hoped to give riders the historical, cultural, and educational experience of what it was like in the 19th and early 20th centuries to get around the city of Denver by rail. We had hoped that at some point this season we would be able to operate and share the Trolley with visitors from around the country and around the world.
But not this season. The world is dealing with much larger and more urgent health issues that will prevent us from operating the Denver Trolley this season. We want to operate. We want to welcome all of you with a big, loud, hearty "All aboard"! But we can't. The risks are too great and the knowledge is still being developed. To paraphrase a biologist/infectious disease researcher, "If you don't solve the biology," we can't operate the Trolley. Well, the biology is not solved yet, and with an operation that naturally invites interaction, the risks of virus presence and transmission are high.
Though we won't operate the Trolley this season, we do want to continue to share knowledge and experiences, and interact with all of you in whatever way we can. We are creating a "Citizen Page" for you to contribute your pictures, memories, and thoughts about Trolleys, and we are working on ways to continue to share the Trolley throughout 2020, though from a distance.
Check back here for updates, follow us on Twitter (@DenverTrolley), and visit us on Facebook (DenverTrolley)! In the meantime, here are some websites we are using to get information and updates on the virus and the fight to eradicate it, and resources for keeping up our cultural interests while we are playing our part in supporting the health of our community:
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
• Denver Department of Public Health and Environment
• Rocky Mountain PBS
Also, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a strong supporter of the Trolley, has gathered resources for fun and interesting activities/tours you can participate in from home. Check them out at this link.
We look forward to seeing you on the Trolley one day soon...Until then, we send you lots of #TrolleyLove!
Please check back for updates! The 2021 Riverfront Schedule will be announced in Spring!
Riverfront Schedule and Fares
We will continue to operate five days per week (weather-permitting).
Here are the complete details:
Days of Operations
Thursday through Monday
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last run departs Confluence Park at 5:00)
May 21 through September 7.
$5 Adults (ages 13 and older)
$2 Children (under age 13)
Free children under age 4
All Groupon vouchers are valid through the last day of the regular operating season, and are not valid for the Broncos Shuttle.
The Denver Trolley departs from the home platform at REI/Confluence Park every 30 minutes.
The Trolley's first stop is at the Downtown Aquarium.
The 2nd stop is at the Children's Museum of Denver.
Note: Stops are made during the southbound portion of the trip only.
The round-trip riverfront ride lasts 25 minutes.
Questions? Send e-mail to email@example.com or leave a message at 303-458-6255 (this is a message only number).
Trolley Service During Football Season
During football season, the Denver Trolley shuttles fans during home games from the Trolley stop at REI at Confluence Park to Broncos Stadium at Mile High and back again after the game.
Fans can ride the Football Shuttle from the REI stop at Confluence Park down to the Stadium every 10 minutes beginning two hours before game time and running until 10 minutes after the game starts.
Return rides back to the REI stop at Confluence Park begin at the end of the third quarter and last until 30 minutes after the game ends.
Price is $7.00 per person round trip or $5.00 one way, payable at the Trolley.
Check back often for schedule updates.
We’ll also post updates on Facebook and Twitter. Like us and follow us!
You will be able to buy tickets for the Trolley right here or on our website home page (http://www.denvertrolley.org/).
Look for the system to be up and running in 2021.
Until then, we will run our Trolley football shuttles to Empower Field at Mile High for every Denver Broncos home game. Get information on the best way to get to Broncos games here:
We look forward to seeing you on the Trolley!