When you visit Steamboat, you're vising a genuine Colorado mountain town that's steeped in history, surrounded by ranches, barns, horse and cattle, and just so happens to boast one of the biggest and best ski mountains in the country. We are in the heart of the American West, with a ranching heritage that is still such a big part of our community. Read below to find out the best ways to get here and other useful information.

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STeamboat is easy to get to

With nonstop flights to Steamboat from 15 cities during the ski season and 2 cities in the summer months, you can be on the mountain in only a few hours. Our Champagne Powder® Snow is now more accessible than ever. Search our flights to find out how best to get here.

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Steamboat Springs is only minutes from the Hayden Airport and between 3 and 4 hours from Denver International Airport (DEN).

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Driving to steamboat

The Hayden airport is located just a few miles east of Hayden and approximately 22 miles/35 km west of Steamboat Springs off Highway 40. From the airport, take the access road about 2 miles/3.2 km out to Highway 40 and turn right. Steamboat is about 22 miles/35 km east. While there is no public bus service from the airport, but shuttle services are available.

157 miles/250 km northwest of Denver, an easy 3 hour drive. Take I-70 west through the Eisenhower Tunnel to Silverthorne, Exit 205 (67 miles/107 km). Take CO 9 North to Kremmling (37 miles/59 km), then West on US 40 to Steamboat Springs (53 miles/85 km).
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Take CO 14 West, through Poudre Canyon, over Cameron Pass until Walden, CO. Take CO 14 (toward Steamboat Springs) until US 40, and turn right (West) over Muddy and Rabbit Ears Passes to Steamboat Springs.
230 miles/368 km Northwest of Colorado Springs. Take I-25 north to C 470 (53 miles/85 km) then C 470 west to I-70 west (15 miles/24 km). Take I-70 west through the Eisenhower Tunnel to Silverthorne exit 205 (67 miles/107 km). Take CO 9 North to Kremmling (37 miles/59 km), then West on US 40 to Steamboat Springs (53 miles/85 km).
Take I-70 West through Glenwood Springs and Eagle to Exit 157 (117 miles/187 km). Take CO 131 North (75 miles/120 km) to US 40. Turn left on US 40 to Steamboat Springs (4 miles).
Take US 40/UT 189 South to Heber City, UT. Stay on US 40, Steamboat Springs is about 5 1/2 hours from Park City.
Take WY 230 West (Snowy Range exit) through Mountain Home to the Wyoming/Colorado border, the road changes to CO 127. Stay on CO 127 to Walden. Take CO 14 West to US 40 at Muddy Pass and Rabbit Ears Pass to Steamboat Springs.
Take this route if US 40 over Rabbit Ears Pass is closed and you're coming from Denver or Colorado Springs. Take I-70 west through the Eisenhower Tunnel to Silverthorne, exit 205 (67 miles/107 km). Take CO 9 North to Kremmling (37 miles/59 km). Head west on US 40 until the intersection with CO 134 (6 miles/9.6 km). Turn left and go over Gore Pass (CO 134). At Toponas, take Colorado 131 north to Steamboat Springs (40 miles/64 km). Or, take I-70 west (through Vail) until Exit 157. Take CO 131 North to Steamboat Springs (75 miles/120 km), then left on US 40 to town (4 miles/6.4 km).

Getting Around

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS TRANSIT
With Steamboat Springs Transit (SST), getting around Steamboat is easy! For those without their own transportation, the City of Steamboat Springs offers a comprehensive system of FREE transportation between the ski area, downtown, as well as most hotel, condominium, restaurant, grocery and entertainment locations. The ski area is located 3 miles/4.8 km southeast of downtown Steamboat Springs.

The SST runs continuously from 7:00am until 1:45am daily, stopping at each location approximately every 20 minutes.Call Steamboat Springs Transit for more information: 970-879-3717

Steamboat Springs Transit Schedule

LODGING PROPERTY SHUTTLES
Many local lodging properties offer private shuttle service. The extent of the service varies by property.

Call selected lodging property or Steamboat Reservations for information:877-783-2628 [toll free] or 970-879-0740 [International]

TAXI SERVICE
Local taxi service is available and provided by GoAlpine. Call GoAlpine for pickup and rates 970-879-2800.
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International Travelers

Steamboat welcomes thousands of international travelers each year. Experience one of North America's largest ski mountains and summer playgrounds. Explore to learn how we can fulfill your needs and desires for a fabulous ski & snowboard holiday. Our Western Hospitality will keep you coming back!

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