STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-July 2, 2018-The City of Steamboat Springs is preparing for the
festivities surrounding the July 4th holiday and the 115th Cowboys’ Roundup Days and will be closing several
roads to accommodate these special events. Closures could start to go into effect as early as Tuesday, July 3.
The following outlines the anticipated closures for Independence Day.
LINCOLN AVENUE & YAMPA STREET – PARADE, July 4, 2018
Closed from 5AM to 1:30PM
Lincoln Avenue and side streets between 5th and 11th Streets and
Yampa Street between 5th and 11th Streets will be closed from 5AM
to 1:30PM. During the parade, no vehicle access is permitted across
the parade route including alleys. For example, if an individual needs
to get their vehicle in or out of a residence or to work, it must be done
prior to 9AM. The city encourages people to walk, bike or take the free SST bus, which will see additional
buses running before the parade. The parade runs from 10AM to NOON.
8th STREET – SKI TOWN LIONS PANCAKE BREAKFAST, July 4, 2018
Closed from 6AM to 2PM – Lincoln to Oak
Starting at 6AM, 8th Street between Lincoln and Oak will be closed for the annual
Ski Town Lions Club Pancake Breakfast. The Lions start serving up pancakes and
all the breakfast fixings starting at 7AM. Proceeds from the $10/adult and $6/child
donation go to charity. Street closure runs until around 2PM
8th STREET – PIONEER DAY BLOCK PARTY, July 4, 2018
Closed from 7AM to 2PM – Oak to Pine
8th Street between Oak and Pine Streets in front of the Tread of Pioneers
Museum will be closed starting at 7AM for the annual Pioneer Day Block
Party running from 11AM to 1:00pm. After the 4th of July parade on
Lincoln Ave., come to the Tread of Pioneers Museum and enjoy a free
community concert, kids’ activities, famous Routt Beer Floats, free hot
dogs, and free museum admission. Street closure runs until around 2PM.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS TRANSIT – July 4, 2018
SST will operate additional service during the Fourth of July parade and laser light show. These extra buses
will run during normal operating hours to provide extra capacity and help move people to and from the events.
While Lincoln Avenue is closed, buses will use the Oak Street detour. Temporary bus stops will be located at
5th and Oak, 7th and Oak and 9th and Oak. Buses will also stop at the Yellow Line’s 10th and Oak stop, next to
City Hall. Once Lincoln reopens, buses will return to their normal routes.
Buses depart the Stockbridge Center at :00, :20 and :40 past the hour headed toward town and the mountain.
Buses will pick up at 7th and Lincoln at :04, :24 and :44 past the hour until the final scheduled departure at
10:44pm. Buses will depart continuously from downtown toward the mountain and west end until the crowds
are dispersed from downtown locations. SST bus stop locations and times can be obtained at
www.steamboatsprings.net/transit or by calling 970.879.3717.
HOWELSEN HILL TRAFFIC & PARKING – LASER LIGHT SHOW, July 4
Howelsen Hill base area parking typically
fills to capacity early on July 4, especially
with the ProRodeo also taking place that
evening. Once the Howelsen Hill parking
lots are full, Howelsen Parkway will be
closed to incoming traffic with the exception
of ADA access and emergency vehicles.
Parking is not permitted along Howelsen
Parkway or River Road.
After the laser light show, Community
Service Officers (CSO) will direct departing
Howelsen traffic down River Road to where
it intersects with Mt. Werner Road in an
effort to efficiently move vehicles out of this
The 5th Street Bridge will have intermittent closures and Howelsen Parkway will be closed westbound
between the Ice Arena and the 5th Street Bridge. There will be no left turns permitted out of the Howelsen
Ice Arena parking lot. Motorists are asked to follow traffic directions and signals, yield to city buses and refrain
from blocking intersections. Alternative routes such as River Road as well as Fish Creek Falls Road to
Steamboat Blvd are recommended.
Due to the anticipated volume of spectators, please be patient, alert and follow CSO directions.
Designated routes, which may not be your preferred way home, will be used to maintain traffic flow and egress
from the venue during this popular event. It is the city’s goal to get everyone on their way quickly and safely.
Downtown parking is on-street, in several parking lots as well as at the Steamboat Springs High School and
the Stockbridge Transit Center. Please respect residential access and do not block driveways. It is highly
recommended that people walk, bike, take the free SST bus or utilize drop off/pick up locations at the west end
of Yampa and Oak Streets to access events.
Remember fireworks that leave the ground, explode or fragment, and similar more powerful fireworks are
illegal in Colorado. The city and Routt County are under Stage I Fire Restrictions. Without a professional
fireworks show, the city asks individuals to not take matters into their own hands and refrain from setting off
personal fireworks. Please Respect Vets, Pets & Neighbors.
The City of Steamboat Springs would like to thank residents and guests in advance for their cooperation during
these closures and wishes everyone a safe and wonderful Fourth of July celebration. A complete listing of
events over the July 4th weekend can be found at www.steamboatchamber.com.