As in many communities, parking can be challenging in the Main Street Steamboat Springs District unless you know the lay of the land and where there are sweet stashes of parking. Downtown Steamboat ss very accessible. If you are staying on the Mountain you have many alternatives to driving. Several of the resort properties offer Free Shuttles to Downtown. Steamboat Springs transit system offers a free bus that runs every 20 minutes during the season and has 11 stops on Lincoln Avenue. The last bus leaves Main Street Steamboat around 7:45 in the winter 10:45 in the summer. For a complete Bus Schedule visit steamboatsprings.net/documentcenter. If it is going to be a late night, you could also call GO Alpine for a taxi ride back. The Core Trail System connects nicely to our resort area. It is a quick bike ride, rentals are available both downtown and on the mountain, or a beautiful walk from the resort area to Downtown. Remember you can always take the bus back and there is even a spot for your bike.
If you do choose to drive to Downtown Steamboat Springs, there is on street parking available but in most places you are limited to 2-3 hours. Some spots are parallel parking and some are back-in diagonal parking, designed to be more cyclist friendly. The best advice, if you are going to drive, check the signs! Larger parking lots are available on 8th and Oak Street, 10th and Lincoln adjacent to our City Hall and Yampa and 9th street next to the historic Yampa Valley Electric Building that is now home to offices, shops, and even a local Brewery. On the weekend, there is also a stash of parking behind the Routt County Court House on Oak and 5th Street and even more on Oak and 3rd behind the Wells Fargo Bank. Additional no hassle parking is available at the Steamboat Springs Rodeo grounds and Howelsen Hill Recreation complex. To access the Rodeo Grounds, turn onto 5th street and cross the Yampa River. Parking is straight ahead. Here you can generally park all day and access Downtown via the 5th Street Bridge or the pedestrian crossover at 9th Street. Please note that in the winter there is no overnight parking anywhere downtown and in the summer there is often no overnight parking due to events.
Once you are downtown everything is within walking distance including shopping, restaurants, Museums and Galleries, biking and hiking trails, The Old Town Hot Springs. fishing and tubing, good times and especially ice cream. Once you’re here, say hello and hang out with us for a while. We love to show off our town.