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Posted on: October 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Downtown Stroll Makes For Spooktacular Halloween Event

Halloween NewsFlash

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-October 24, 2022-Don’t get tricked this All Hallows Eve when the Halloween Stroll comes to downtown Steamboat Springs and Lincoln Avenue (US40) closes for the annual community holiday stroll Monday evening, October 31.

The Lincoln Avenue closures will start to go into effect as early as 4:45pm on Monday, 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. 

To keep traffic moving smoothly during the detour, NO PARKING is in effect on Oak from 9th to 11th Streets. In addition, there will be NO PARKING on the east side of 11th Street. These measures allow large vehicles including tractor trailer rigs to make required turns through the detour route. 

Event goers should plan to park in one of the downtown public parking lots including the paved and well-lit Howelsen Hill Rodeo Arena, Howelsen Hill Ski Area, or Stockbridge Transit Center. Parking is available on most side streets (except as stated above); however, please respect residential access and do not block driveways. 

While Lincoln Avenue is closed, Steamboat Springs Transit buses will use the Oak Street temporary stops at 5th and Oak, 7th and Oak and 9th and Oak. Once Lincoln reopens, buses will return to their normal routes. 

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 flashlight or headlamp, wear reflective gear, use caution in crosswalks, 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 downtown. 

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 7:30pm. 

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.


Lisa Popovich, Main Street Steamboat, 970.367.7060 or email
Evan Noble, Police Sergeant, 970.879.4344 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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