Transportation Options to Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Transportation Options to Steamboat Springs, Colorado

When you are looking to buy a new home, transportation to and from Steamboat Springs is a key question I run across year after year. Some people have grandkids they visit monthly or they have a second home they will be travelling to often. Others travel as part of their job so getting to a major international airport is required.

Steamboat Springs is a high mountain ski resort in the Rocky Mountains about a 3-1/2 hour drive from Denver. We have these things called mountains here that can make driving difficult, especially in the winter.  To help you with this there are numerous transportation options to get you to your final destination.

Yampa Valley Regional Airport, is located approximately 22 miles west of Steamboat Springs off of Highway 40.

Direct flights are offered all year between Denver International Airport, DIA, and Yampa Valley Regional Airport, YVRA. During the ski Season, American, Delta, and United provide direct flights to:

  • ·        Denver
  • ·        Atlanta
  • ·        Chicago
  • ·        Dallas/Ft. Worth
  • ·        Houston
  • ·        Newark
  • ·        Minneapolis
  • ·        Los Angeles

Carriers and schedules do change, so make sure you check before you get your heart set on the list above.

If you don’t feel like renting a car, airport shuttle service is provided to both Denver International Airport and Yampa Valley Regional Airport. To get to YVRA you can have a company drive your personal car to the airport and return it to your home. Or you can hire a shuttle service. The shuttle services also drive to and from DIA. The Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce has an up-to-date list of your transportation options.

In a recent article by the Steamboat Today, United Express service to YVRA has been improving.  Previous poor flight schedule performance was giving our airport a poor reputation. However, with some strategic changes, service has been improving. One such change was closing the airport at 12:30 a.m. With the airport closed, the last flight of the day is scheduled to arrive at 10:51 p.m. and can’t be very late. Airplanes are not allowed to land on closed fields that have no security or emergency support. Republic Airlines provides the late night flights for United Express and this new schedule should help their previously poor showing.

I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. There are a lot of factors to consider when you are thinking of purchasing a home in a new town.





Originally from Seattle, Washington, Charlie relocated to Steamboat Springs with his wife Carol and their son, Finn, to become a Steamboat Springs realtor eager to share the joys of Colorado. Charlie is a second generation realtor and is proud to be a member of Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. After graduating from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Charlie worked in the high-tech industry in Seattle for several years before deciding to follow his father's lead and began his career in real estate. Working for Windermere Real Estate in Seattle, Charlie had a great, innovative career in the highly competitive Seattle market before moving to Steamboat in 2005 and delving deep into Steamboat Springs real estate. At Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty, Charlie has become one of the top agents with his innovative style and tireless perseverance.
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