Denver to Steamboat Shuttle & Mountain Transportation
Steamboat is a bit out of the way compared to most of the other major ski resorts in Colorado that are within a short drive from either DIA, Eagle/Vail Airport, or Aspen/Pitkin. The most common Steamboat path is the from Denver to Steamboat shuttle–taking I-70 to Silverthorne and heading north on 9/40–which is about 3:15 drive with no traffic, weather, or stops. It is best to plan on around 4 hours. So get you’ll want to get comfortable.
Shuttle from Denver to Steamboat Recommendations
We have relationships and with these three companies that provide private shuttles from Denver to Steamboat. Except for Go Alpine, there are no regular routes up here, so private is the only way to travel. The good news is these options are all very comfortable, personal, and professional services.
If you need to reserve a private shuttle from the Denver International Airport to Steamboat Springs, Powderhound Shuttles provides private Steamboat shuttles directly to and from the Denver airport. Whether you need a full van, an SUV, or even a hatchback, their private service has you covered. Very comfortable vehicles, driven by knowledgable, long-time residents and skiers who can provide information about the resort, the town, how to save, and the best places to ski. Their drivers are always referred to as the most fun and mountain-wise.
Vail Limo Services
Vail Limo Service is a private shuttle company, servicing all parts of Colorado with SUVs, traditional shuttle vans, Sprinters, SUV Limos, and Limo Buses. Their shuttle from Denver to Steamboat can be arranged with any of their various vehicles, and they can take you back again whenever you need. And it is all completely private. No shared rides. No stopping for other people. This is the luxury you have been waiting for, but didn’t know where to find.
Traveling to Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Springs is located in northern Colorado in the Routt National Forest. The Steamboat ski resort is located just a few miles south of Steamboat Springs. There are plenty of local shuttle options to get skiers and riders to the mountain from town, as well as the Steamboat shuttles listed above that are for hire from longer distances
Most driving routes to the Steamboat Ski Resort will go through Silverthorne, Colorado. This is the exit from I-70 that will take you to Steamboat Springs from southern Colorado. From Silverthorne just head north on rt. 9 and then switch to rt. 40 north until you hit the town of Steamboat Springs. It’s about a 2 hour drive from Silverthorne to Steamboat.
It is a beautiful, open valley drive for most of this stretch, but don’t let the beauty lull you to sleep. There are plenty of deer and elk along this highway and they can cause lots of problems for you and themselves. It is an open road, so it’s easy to get a heavy foot and get to Steamboat faster. Just be careful and especially at dawn and dusk when they are out to feed.
Flying into Steamboat Springs
Private planes and small charters are able to land at the Steamboat Springs Airport which is located just to the northwest of Steamboat Springs. All local commercial flights fly into the Yampa Valley Regional Airport. This airport is located about 25 miles to the west of Steamboat Springs and is about a 40 minute drive from the ski resort. The majority of skiers and riders who are traveling to Steamboat Springs to ski will fly into this airport. Some people still opt to fly into the Denver Airport and drive or catch one of the many Steamboat shuttles.