Transportation & Infrastructure

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Strategic Location

The Yampa Valley boasts excellent connectivity and a strategic central location.

U.S. Highway 40, famously known as the 'Main Street of America,' along with I-80 to the north and I-70 to the south, facilitate travel by major highways between the Yampa Valley, Denver, Salt Lake City, and other destinations.

Union Pacific's rail network supports local industries with efficient rail service, managing substantial freight demands.

Yampa Valley Regional Airport offers commercial air service with direct flights to major airline and business hubs, ensuring easy one-stop access to domestic and international destinations for both business and leisure travel.

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The Yampa Valley Regional Airport offers direct flights connecting 16 cities with Routt County via six major airlines. In addition to commercial services, this airport offers private charters and shuttle services to the surrounding communities.

Major Airlines
  • Alaska

  • American Airlines

  • Delta

  • Jet Blue

  • Southwest

  • United Airlines

Direct Destinations
  • Atlanta, GA

  • Boston, MA

  • Chicago, IL

  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

  • Dallas/Love Field, TX

  • Denver, CO

  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • Houston, TX

  • Las Angeles, CA

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

  • Nashville, TN

  • Newark, NJ

  • San Diego, CA

  • San Francisco, CA

  • Seattle/Tacoma, WA

  • Washington Dulles, D.C.

Atlantic Aviation offers private charters and FBO services out of the Yampa valley Regional Airport.

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Steamboat Springs Airport/ Bob Adams Field (SBS)

Steamboat Springs Airport/ Bob Adams Field (SBS), located 2.5 miles north of downtown Steamboat Springs, is a general aviation airport with over 12,000 operations per year. These operations include private, recreational, training, corporate, business, medical evacuation, and firefighting by based and transient airplanes and helicopters.

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Regional Bus Services

Bustang and Snowstang

There are two regional bus services connecting the Yampa Valley to the Denver Metro Area. These two services, Bustang and Snowstang, are provided by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Bustang's route extends from Craig, CO to Union Station in downtown Denver, with a connection to Denver International Airport via the A Line commuter rail.

Bustang Route
  • Craig
  • Hayden
  • Milner
  • Steamboat Springs
  • Muddy Pass
  • Kremmling
  • Parshall
  • Hot Sulphur Springs
  • Granby
  • Tabernash
  • Fraser
  • Winter Park
  • Empire
  • Idaho Springs
  • Lakewood
  • Denver Union Station
Snowstang Route
  • Denver Union Station
  • Federal Station RTD Station
    Wooly Mammoth Park & Ride
    Steamboat Springs Gondola Transit Center
    Steamboat Springs Stockbridge Transit Center
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Local Bus Service

Steamboat Springs Transit (SST)

Steamboat Springs Transit provides a free, citywide bus service year-round seven days a week. The convenient service runs from early morning to late evening with separate schedules for the summer and winter seasons.

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Union Pacific, a renowned symbol of America's westward expansion, continues to play a significant role in shaping the nation's past, present, and future. As one of the most prominent and iconic railway companies in North America, Union Pacific remains a central force in linking the Yampa Valley's communities and industries to the country.

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Ground & Air Carriers


When it comes to expanding their reach beyond local boundaries, Yampa Valley businesses are globally connected through a diverse range of nationally and internationally recognized carrier services. These services play a vital role in enabling businesses to access national and international markets, ensuring that they can thrive and compete on a global scale.

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FedEx Ship Center

Whether businesses need the speed of FedEx Express® services or prefer a more economical FedEx Ground® solution, the Steamboat Springs FedEx Ship Center, located at at 2717 S Copper Passage, offers a variety of FedEx shipping options to meet your shipping needs—including shipping supplies.

  • Get a shipping label
  • Express drop off
  • Hold Express package for pickup
  • Hold service offered on Saturday
  • Packaging supplies
  • International shipping
  • QR code returns
  • Dangerous goods shipping
  • Return shipping services
  • Saturday service
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U.S. Postal Service
The UPS Store

The UPS Store in Steamboat Springs, CO is here to help individuals and small businesses by offering a wide range of products and services. We are locally owned and operated and conveniently located at 1815 Central Park Dr.

  • Pack & Ship Guarantee
  • Certified Packing Experts
  • UPS Next Day Air®, UPS 2nd Day Air®, UPS 3 Day Select®, UPS® Ground
  • Printing
  • Mailboxes
  • Notary Services
  • Passport Photos
  • Shredding services
  • House accounts
  • Ski & Luggage Shipping
  • Faxing & Scanning
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CrossCountry Freight Solutions (CCFS)

Formerly RAC Transportation, CrossCountry Freight Solutions offers freight transportation and logistics, connecting Routt County businesses to the rest of the nation.

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Conroy Moving & Storage

Conroy Moving & Storage is a locally owned and operated full-service moving and storage company in Steamboat, offering climate-controlled storage for both individuals and small businesses around Routt County. In addition, Conroy has outdoor storage for RVs, trailers, snowmobiles, and boats.

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Local Utilities and Service Providers

Broadband, Cellular, Electric, Natural Gas, Sanitation, Telephone, Waste, Water

Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA)

Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) is a member-owned electric cooperative serving nearly 27,000 customers over 2,840 miles of line covering a 7,000 square mile service territory that includes the communities of Baggs and Savery, Wyoming; Craig, Hayden, Steamboat Springs, and Yampa, Colorado.

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Atmos Energy

Atmos Energy has grown from 279,000 customers in 1983 to more than 3 million customers today - mainly by acquiring utility assets. The company has regulated utility operations in Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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Northwest Colorado Broadband (NCB)

In 2017, with grant funding from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs and cash and in-kind contributions from project partners, NCB completed a 12-mile fiber optic network, including a 288-strand trunk running between east and west Steamboat Springs, with laterals connecting community anchor institution facilities throughout the community.  In 2018, NCB acquired additional fiber and conduit in downtown Steamboat Springs, adding to the capacity of its open access network. In 2021, NCB entered into an indefeasible right of use agreement with Yampa Valley Electric Association, allowing Luminate Broadband, a wholly owned subsidiary of YVEA, to use the bulk of NCB's fiber assets to expand community broadband service.

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Luminate Broadband

The Yampa Valley Electric Association founded Luminate in 2019 with the belief the communities of the Yampa Valley require a world-class telecommunications capability to remain vital, and the knowledge that if they didn’t provide it, no one else would.

Service to community is Luminate’s highest calling. Its dedicated employees are determined to build a 100% fiber optic network, delivering opportunities for commerce, healthcare, education, entertainment, and more. With the backing of YVEA, Luminate is creating the telecommunications infrastructure necessary to sustain vibrant communities for decades to come.

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Xfinity/ Comcast

Xfinity provides high-speed internet connectivity to many parts of Routt County.

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Zirkel Wireless

Zirkel Wireless is a locally owned service provider that has been delivering high-speed coverage to many parts of Routt County since 2001.

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Water & Sanitation Districts

In the picturesque landscapes of Routt County, the importance of responsible water and sanitation management cannot be overstated. It is the lifeblood of our communities, ensuring the well-being of our residents and the preservation of our stunning natural surroundings.

The following districts are the custodians of our clean water supply and responsible wastewater management, ensuring the sustainability of our environment and the prosperity of our residents. Learn more via these links:

Taxes & Financing

Learn about taxes and financing in the Yampa Valley.