Steamboat Driving School


Steamboat Driving School is the only driving school in the Yampa Valley intended for those acquiring their permits and licenses.  SDS is approved and accredited with the Colorado Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicles Business Group.  Our goal is to create safe, knowledgeable, confident drivers.

Why chose Steamboat Driving School?

  • Designed to create a strong foundation of life-long driving skills
  • Course can be taken by students 14 years and 7 months of age
  • Classes taught by a public school teacher with 15 years of experience
  • Door to door behind-the-wheel instruction within Steamboat City limits
  • Locally based and locally owned
  • Approved and regulated by the Colorado DMV


Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teen in the U.S, according to the Center for Disease Control. A recent study by the University of Nebraska followed 150,000 teen drivers over an eight-year period and found that, “young drivers who have not completed driver’s education are 75 percent more likely to get a traffic ticket, 24 percent more likely to be involved in a fatal or injury accident and 16 percent more likely to have an accident”.