Getting to Steamboat Springs is easy! Whether you prefer ground or air, we have many options for getting you to your favorite Rocky Mountain destination.
Drive to Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Springs is a scenic 157 mile drive west of Denver. The views are spectacular along the I-70 corridor and Rabbit Ears Pass and it's not uncommon for travelers to see wildlife, including elk, mountain goats, big horn sheep, eagles and deer.
There are several picturesque route options you can choose to drive into the Yampa Valley.
Improvements on US Highway 40
Planning to drive to Steamboat Springs this summer? Stay in the loop on construction projects that could affect your trip. During the months of May through November 2018, CDOT will complete a resurfacing project on roughly 12 miles of US Highway 40 stretching from Walton Creek Road and the west summit of Rabbit Ears Pass. Crews will be working from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until noon on Friday each week. Check the links below for more information on potential delays and alternative routes.
Travel by Air
With the Yampa Valley Regional Airport (Steamboat/Hayden HDN) located just 22 miles from town, Steamboat is a Rocky Mountain destination conveniently accessed from anywhere.
An ultra-spacious terminal facility will greet passengers upon their arrival. Steamboat offers year round air service with convenient connections nationwide.
Learn more about the Yampa Valley Regional Airport below
Daily Houston Flight
During the summer, United Express offers nonstop jet service from Houston (IAH) to Steamboat, with connections from airports throughout the Eastern U.S. and multiple international cities.
Daily Denver Flights
Another option, Denver International Airport is approximately 160 miles east of Steamboat Springs with most major airlines servicing DIA from both domestic and international locations throughout the world.
New for Winter 2018/19
Steamboat’s industry-leading air program continues to expand with the addition of three new nonstop markets on JetBlue beginning winter 2018. Skiers and riders in Boston, Ft. Lauderdale and Long Beach, California, will be able to access Steamboat’s Champagne Powder® snow during the 2018-19 winter via nonstop flights. With this addition, Steamboat will offer nonstop flights from 17 cities, making it easier than ever to get here.
Plan Your Colorado Mountain Vacation
Not only is getting to Steamboat easy, it also easy getting around in Steamboat. Airport transfers are available from both the Steamboat/Hayden Airport and Denver International Airport making travel very convenient.
Steamboat offers many options once you're in town that include shuttle service, private transfers, taxi and limousine service, rental cars and free city-wide bus service.