Pro Tips on the Best Lots

Heading to Steamboat Square to take a scenic gondola ride, journey up the mountain for a gorgeous summer hike or catch an outdoor movie? Take advantage of easy access to convenient summer resort parking.

Here’s where to park at Steamboat this summer:

Steamboat Square Garage

Parking is $15/day

The closest and most conveniently located paid parking, this covered garage is situated near the top of the escalator that carries you down to the Steamboat Square base area. Overnight parking is available here for $25. Be sure to click “overnight” on the Park Mobile App.

The Steamboat Square Garage is where you’ll find the best handicap access parking for visiting the mountain. Seven dedicated handicap spaces in the garage’s lower level offer complimentary parking, but be sure to scan the QR code and enter your license plate number to avoid a citation.

Hauling bikes or kayaks? The Steamboat Square Garage features an outside ramp to the upper level without height restrictions. Note: There is a height restriction on lower levels.

Ski Time Square Garage

Parking is $15/day

Find this covered garage across from the Steamboat Grand Hotel by the clock tower building for full-day and overnight parking. Click “overnight hotel parking” on the app for $15 overnight parking.

Lower Knoll Parking Lot

Parking is $10/day

Just a 600-yard walk from the Steamboat Square base area and an easy to moderate stroll with a wagon, stroller or bikes, the Lower Knoll lot is an inexpensive option with no handicap or overnight parking.

Free Parking

Free parking is available in the Upper Knoll Parking Lot, with just a short walk to the base. Overnight parking is not permitted here.


Parking hours are 6:00am to 2:00am.

How to Pay

Use pay station kiosks at lots or download and open the user-friendly Park Mobile App on your phone.

Enter your license plate number and credit card number to pay.

All lots are free for the first 15 minutes.

Cars parked without using the app or pay station will be ticketed an $82 citation fee.


We discourage leaving pets in vehicles at all times. Summer temps can get pretty warm and unsafe for a pet, even in a covered garage. Leashed pets are encouraged to join the fun in Steamboat Square and are permitted to hike on the mountain.