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Posted on: October 29, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Lincoln Avenue Closes For Annual Halloween Stroll

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-October 29, 2019-Don’t get tricked this Halloween when Lincoln Avenue (US Highway 40) through downtown Steamboat Springs closes for the annual community downtown holiday stroll on Thursday, October 31.

The Lincoln Avenue closures will start to go into effect as early as 4:45pm on Thursday, 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 with temporary stops 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 observe detours and closures.  As it gets dark, motorists have a harder time seeing you, so be visible. In general, bring a flash light or headlamp, wear reflective gear, use caution in crosswalks and do not dart across streets/alleys, eliminate distractions such as earbuds, texting and cellphones, and assume you can’t be seen by others. In addition, bikers should use front and back lights and always wear a helmet. Halloween is scary for the friendliest of pets; please leave your four-legged companions at home while you roam the costumed crowd. 

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.

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.


Annette Dopplick, Police Commander, 970.879.4344 or email
Jonathan Flint, Transit Manager, 970.879.3717 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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