Steamboat is within a few hours drive-time from multiple major cities and airports. We've included driving directions from the most popular ones below.
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Driving Directions to Steamboat

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FROM HAYDEN AIRPORT
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.

FROM DENVER
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).


FROM FORT COLLINS

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.

FROM COLORADO 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).

ALTERNATE ROUTES IF RABBIT EARS PASS IS CLOSED
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).

FROM GRAND JUNCTION
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).

FROM PARK CITY/SALT LAKE CITY, UT
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.

FROM LARAMIE, WYOMING
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.