This year make Halloween a real treat and ensure you don’t scream when Lincoln Avenue (US Highway 40) through downtown Steamboat Springs closes for the annual downtown holiday stroll.
For more than three decades, families, friends and businesses have celebrated Halloween in historic downtown Steamboat Springs by trick-or-treating down six-blocks of Lincoln Avenue where businesses open their doors with plenty of treats for children. The downtown stroll festivities run from 5pm to 7pm.
Lincoln Avenue closures will start to go into effect as early as 4:45pm on Wednesday, October 31 and run through approximately 8:00pm that evening. During this time, traffic will be detoured along Oak Street from 5th to 11th Streets. At the conclusion of the Halloween stroll, Lincoln Avenue will reopen as soon as safely possible.
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.
Downtown parking is available on side streets, in several public parking lots as well as at the Howelsen Hill Rodeo Arena and the Stockbridge Transit Center. Please respect residential access and do not block driveways. Due to the high volume of pedestrians including many children, please be patient, alert and follow Community Service Officers (CSO) directions.
The City of Steamboat Springs would like to thank residents and guests in advance for their cooperation during the holiday closure and extends our best witches to everyone for a safe and spooktacular Halloween celebration.
Scott Schaffer, CSO Supervisor, 970.879.4344 or email
Jonathan Flint, Transit Manager, 970.879.3717 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email