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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Steamboat Springs

  • Consider using car rentals in steamboat springs if you often need to go to locations outside of downtown Steamboat Springs. One of the many forms of public transportation that do not function on weekends and holidays is the Metro bus system. In certain cases, like using a particular bus route during off-peak hours, having a personal car is better than depending on public transit. There are a number of benefits to using transportation services rather than public transit. Driving oneself is preferable to walking or using public transit around Steamboat Springs if you want to explore all the area has to offer.
  • Before navigating the city in your cheap car rentals in Steamboat Springs, learn about the city's key thoroughfares. Steamboat Springs' major thoroughfare, Lincoln Avenue, is US Highway 40. It passes through the city center and connects the Ski Resort, downtown, and the Yampa River. Other major roads in Steamboat Springs include Mount Werner Road, which is the main access road to the Steamboat Ski Resort, and Routt County Road 129, which provides access to Emerald Mountain, Fish Creek Falls, and the surrounding area. Additionally, Routt County Road 33 is a thoroughfare that connects the city center to the nearby towns of Hayden and Craig. These roads provide convenient access to Steamboat Springs' many attractions, shops, and restaurants.
  • Easy car rental in Steamboat Springs can be found at Yampa Valley (HDN) Airport thanks to the presence of Alamo, Avis, Budget, and Hertz. This airport is recommended because of the easy access to car rentals in Steamboat Springs. In order to rent from any of these businesses, a valid driver's license is required. Having a valid credit card and driver's license is also required. Foreign drivers must bring both their national driver's license and an International Driver's Permit while driving a car in the USA.
  • You should exercise caution on certain roads in the town while driving your Steamboat Springs car rentals. Steamboat Springs is a picturesque mountain town located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It is known for its winding roads. One of these roads is Rabbit Ears Pass, which is a winding mountain road with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Another popular road is Storm Mountain Road, which is a steep and winding road that leads to Steamboat Ski Resort. The third dangerous road is Buffalo Pass, which is a winding and narrow road that leads to the top of the mountain. These roads are full of sharp turns and steep grades.
  • It is not hard to navigate Steamboat Springs using Steamboat springs car rentals since the roads are well-maintained and the locals are courteous. Since most of the city's freeways go right through densely populated areas, defensive driving is very important here. Every time a driver gets behind the wheel, they must remember how important it is to follow all applicable safety regulations. Standard best practices for drivers include maintaining a safe following distance of at least three meters between their vehicle and the one in front, signaling turns and lane changes when it is safe to do so, and keeping in their allotted lanes.
  • If you are an electric car enthusiast, then check out the available free EV charging stations before checking in at the cheap car rentals in Steamboat Springs. Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is a great destination for EV drivers because there are plenty of free charging stations available. The Steamboat Springs Transit Center has two EV charging stations, one of which is a Tesla High Power Wall Connector and the other is a Level 2 EV charger. Both of these charging stations are free to use. The city also has two Blink Level 2 free EV charging stations that are located at the Howelsen Ice Arena and the Yampa Valley Electric Association.
  • Be on the lookout for pedestrians in Steamboat Springs since jaywalking is rather widespread there and they may cross the street without looking both ways. During the busiest times of the day in Steamboat Springs, the flow of traffic on a number of the city's roadways may become very difficult. Congestion is at its worst in the central business district. Early in the morning and late in the afternoon, namely between the hours of seven and nine in the morning and four and six in the evening, are the busiest periods of the day for travel.
  • Book your car hire in Steamboat Springs at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Steamboat Springs are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Steamboat Springs

  • How much is the price of fuel in Steamboat Springs?

    The average price of fuel in Steamboat Springs is R70,76 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R849 and R1 132, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Steamboat Springs?

    Standard (Hyundai Santa Fe or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Steamboat Springs.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Steamboat Springs?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Steamboat Springs?

    A Standard car hire in Steamboat Springs costs R1 184 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Steamboat Springs?

    A Mini car hire in Steamboat Springs costs R3 126 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Steamboat Springs?

    A Premium car hire in Steamboat Springs costs R1 871 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Steamboat Springs?

    Pick a vehicle that can fit everyone in it, and take it easy on the way to Steamboat Springs. Auto rental may be the most economical mode of transportation if you are traveling alone. However, if you are on a trip with more than three or four people, a minivan rental may be your best bet. Before reserving a car for your holiday, you should have a good idea of the activities you want to participate in. Renting a mid-size SUV is the best option if you plan on exploring a remote location that requires an off-road vehicle. Some really challenging travel is required to reach it.

  • What road trips can I take from Steamboat Springs?

    The scenic drive to Grand Lake from Steamboat Springs takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes and offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. Along the way, you can explore historic towns, take in the stunning alpine lakes and meadows, and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.

  • What’s the speed limit in Steamboat Springs?

    Drivers in Steamboat Springs should exercise extra caution due to the city's large network of high-tech security cameras. The citizens of Steamboat Springs may be confident that the city will aggressively enforce its speed restrictions. Speed limits inside cities, even on outskirts' highways, are often set at 30 mph (or fewer).

  • Which roads in Steamboat Springs have fewer gas stations?

    Elk River Road and Routt County Road 129 are the main thoroughfares in Steamboat Springs with the fewest number of gas stations. The rural Elk River Road connects a number of smaller towns and ranches. Routt County Road 129 traverses the rural areas of Routt County.

  • Where are the best places to park in Steamboat Springs ?

    There are a number of parking garages in Steamboat Springs, so you will not have to stress about finding a spot. If you need a safe garage that will not break the budget, Forrest Nelson Blvd Parking is a fantastic option.

Steamboat Springs car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,3

Wonderful

3 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

7.9

2 locations in Steamboat Springs

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11005 Rcr 51a

+1 720 539 0787

Monday19:30 - 20:3009:00 - 17:30
Tuesday19:30 - 20:3009:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:3019:30 - 20:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:3019:30 - 20:30
Friday19:30 - 20:3009:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:3019:30 - 20:30
Sunday09:00 - 17:3019:30 - 20:30

2251 Downhill Dr

+1 970 879 7442

Monday08:00 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Tuesday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 12:30
Wednesday08:00 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Thursday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 12:30
Friday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 12:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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8,0 Very Good

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at a drop-off was prompt and courteous. Staff confirmed pick-up day before by telephone.

Cons:

Rented an SUV in the mountains where it snowed and it turns out that vehicle did not have 4 wheel drive. At pick-up attendant was late arriving at the office. Vehicle was dirty.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Great experience with staff & pick-up/drop-off. Staff was very accommodating. But the VW Jetta was very pricey and poorly maintained, had sensors malfunctioning. Maybe that’s just the nature of VWs. We find Fords are typically more reliable.

1 out of 1

National

8,6

Very Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Steamboat Springs

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11005 Rcr 51a

+1 720 539 0787

Monday19:30 - 20:3009:00 - 17:30
Tuesday19:30 - 20:3009:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:3019:30 - 20:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:3019:30 - 20:30
Friday19:30 - 20:3009:00 - 17:30
Saturday19:30 - 20:3009:00 - 17:30
Sunday19:30 - 20:3009:00 - 17:30

Yampa Valley Airport

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Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

2 locations in Steamboat Springs

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Eagle County Regional Airport

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Yampa Valley Airport

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Avis

No score available yet

One location in Steamboat Springs

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11005 Routt County Road 51a

+1 970 276 4377

Monday20:00 - 21:0009:00 - 17:30
Tuesday20:00 - 21:0009:00 - 17:30
Wednesday20:00 - 21:0009:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:3020:00 - 21:00
Friday09:00 - 17:3020:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:3020:00 - 21:00
Sunday20:00 - 21:0009:00 - 17:30

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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
The staff at the Hayden airport was very accommodating and friendly. They went the extra mile to ensure my rental meet my needs

2,0 Poor

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

We were given a Nissan Sentra to drive from Steamboat Springs to Denver. We should have been told to upgrade to a four wheel or all-wheel drive. Furthermore, the tire pressure light was on. When we checked them, three of the four tires were overinflated by 20 PSIs!!!! This is very dangerous.

4,8 Mediocre

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Car was dented, dirty, worn out floor matts, etc.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Avis website took the invitation and when we were at desk there were no cars available.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
The car was filthy on the outside, and much smaller than what I was told I would be getting.

1 out of 2

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Steamboat Springs

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11005 Routt County Road 51a

+1 970 276 2086

Monday09:00 - 17:3020:00 - 21:00
Tuesday20:00 - 21:0009:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:3020:00 - 21:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:3020:00 - 21:00
Friday09:00 - 17:3020:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:3020:00 - 21:00
Sunday20:00 - 21:0009:00 - 17:30

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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Easy in and easy out . Helpful staff at the counter and in the pick up lot.

9,2 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

All was nice and smooth

Cons:

Prices more attractive

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful at both pick up and drop off.

7,6 Good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Car smelled like old McDonalds

9,6 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy check in, car was exactly what was needed for 6 people.

9,6 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, efficient customer service at the airport

Cons:

Expensive

1 out of 4

Hertz

No score available yet

One location in Steamboat Springs

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11005 Routt County Rd 51 A

+1 970 276 3304

Monday08:00 - 12:3020:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:3020:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:3020:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:3020:00 - 21:00
Friday20:00 - 21:0008:00 - 12:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:3020:00 - 21:00
Sunday20:00 - 21:0008:00 - 12:30

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2,0 Poor

Oct 2021

KAYAK
The car we received was not clean inside, it had stains all over the inner roof of the car. The lady at the rental desk gave us no receipt at the initial pick up. She gave us no further details regarding the drop off either. While driving we encountered a rainstorm as well as know and the windscreen wipers were absolutely pathetic the visibility on the road was so bad while using the wipers we had to stop numerous times, I was then sent to return the car to a location that had been closed ages ago and when I called customer care I was made to feel like I was at wrong. He was rude and incompetent and shouldn’t be dealing with customers. Safe to say I am not impressed at all and will definitely move to another service provider for my next rental!

9,2 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were friendly.

Cons:

Information about the capacity of an intermediate car for skis would have been helpful

9,2 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very easy and close to rent cars at airport. (HDN)

4,4 Mediocre

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Additional charges for taxes and airport fees when I dropped off the car that I wasn't expecting. Only one key worked but two were permanently attached on the ring. They were bulky and a pain to carry when you had no option to separate.

6,0 Okay

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

They rented me a car, 2WD, did not warn me about the road. The car slipped so many times and the tires must not have been all season. II could not go up one of the slopes by the Steamboat Ski. They should warn me not to rent it.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2022

KAYAK
First off, whenever I got to Hayden Airport, Colorado, there was nobody at the desk for 40 minutes. Was supposed to have a sedan with good gas mileage, they gave me a keep compass. Was uninformed that the would take $500 over the price for using a debit card, and didn’t find out until I checked my bank statement. Vehicle was not cleaned & had a McDonald’s bag with two old burger boxes & some other trash stuffed underneath the seat. White powder covering the side of the passenger seat & down on the crevice between seat. I filled the rental up on my way to drop-off, but during checkout, Hertz tried to charge me as if I brought it back with 3/8th if a tank ($87 more than a $62 rental) The only thing saving this review, is the fact that a very kind customer service rep. at the Denver Airport adjusted the charges for me, however I’m still waiting “7-10 business days” to receive my $500 refunded. I’ve used Hertz religiously during travel, but I will definitely not be using them again.

1 out of 3

Sixt

No score available yet

One location in Steamboat Springs

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217 Eldon Wilson Road

+1 888 749 8227

Monday10:00 - 20:30
Tuesday10:00 - 20:30
Wednesday10:00 - 20:30
Thursday10:00 - 20:30
Friday10:00 - 20:30
Saturday10:00 - 20:30
Sunday10:00 - 20:30

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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Great experience

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Representative at pick up was incredibly professional and nice. Representative at drop off in Denver was outstanding! Checked me in and out quickly, efficient, with respect and courtesy, this individual went way and beyond performing his job 👏 I Will rent again from this company. This has been one of the best car rental service that I have received in 15 years. Thank you for a wonderful experience

1 out of 1

56 travellers who hired a car in Steamboat Springs gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

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