Click on the map links below for full color maps of the Steamboat Springs area that show lodging, dining, attractions, campgrounds, parks and much more. If you have any questions while you’re here, call or stop by the Steamboat Springs Visitor Center to help you find your way.
Call: (970) 879-0880
Visit: 125 Anglers Drive (across HWY 40 from Wendy’s & McDonald’s)
Directions to Steamboat Springs
There are many options to consider when arriving into the beautiful Yampa Valley, it just depends on the time of year and your time allowance. See the options below to begin planning your scenic journey.
From Steamboat/Hayden Airport
The Steamboat/Hayden airport is located just a few miles east of Hayden and approximately 22 miles west of Steamboat Springs off Highway 40. From the airport, take the access road about 2 miles out to Highway 40 and turn right. Steamboat is about 22 miles east. There is no public bus service from the airport however, shuttle services are available.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado is approximately 157 miles Northwest of Denver or an easy 3 hour drive. Take I 70 West through the Eisenhower Tunnel to Silverthorne, Exit 205 (67 miles). At the exit, follow CO 9 North towards Kremmling (37 miles). In Kremmling, head West along US 40 to Steamboat Springs (53 miles).
*Please note there will be construction on CO 9 during summer 2015 making it safer for drivers and animals. Be prepared for week day delays. Visit cotrip.org for up to date travel information. Alternatively, choose one of the scenic drives below for a picturesque journey to Steamboat Springs.
Scenic Drive Options From Denver
Take I 70 from Denver to access US - 40 West towards Winter Park. Stay on US - 40 West and wind up the high peaks of Berthoud Pass and into Winter Park, Colorado. Continue on US - 40 West for another two hours along the Colorado River, leading to Rabbit Ears Pass and down into Steamboat Springs. (About 3.5 hours)
Have you always wanted to see Rocky Mountain National Park? Access the park via your drive from Denver International Airport to Steamboat Springs. Please note this will take about 5.5 hours of drive time. From Denver International Airport, take E470 North (toll road). Exit on I 25 North towards Fort Collins. Exit on US – 34 West towards Loveland. Continue on US – 34 West to Estes Park. Estes Park is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Drive through the park on US – 34 West where you will top out at 12,000 feet with magnificent views of the Rocky Mountains often seeing elk, moose, and bighorn sheep. Viewing areas and Visitor Center options are available. Once through the park, stay on US - 34 West towards Granby. Take US – 40 West from Granby to Steamboat Springs, CO.
From Colorado Springs
230 miles Northwest of Colorado Springs. Take I 25 north to C 470 (53 miles) then C 470 west to I 70 west (15 miles). Take I 70 west through the Eisenhower Tunnel to Silverthorne exit 205 (67 miles). Take CO 9 North to Kremmling (37 miles), then West on US 40 to Steamboat Springs (53 miles).
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). Take CO 9 North to Kremmling (37 miles). Head west on US 40 until the intersection with CO 134 (6 miles). Turn left and go over Gore Pass (CO 134). At Toponas, take Colorado 131 north to Steamboat Springs (40 miles). Or, take I 70 west (through Vail) until Exit 157. Take CO 131 North to Steamboat Springs (75 miles), then left on US 40 to town (4 miles).
From Ft. 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 Grand Junction
Take I 70 West through Glenwood Springs and Eagle to Exit 157(117 miles). Take CO 131 North (75 miles) 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.