Getting Here

Yes, we like being off the beaten path, but the secret is . . .Steamboat's not tough to get to. Yampa Valley Regional Airport (airport code HDN) is about 26 miles west of town in Hayden, CO and operates multiple flights daily. In the summer, United offers three flights daily to/from Denver & Houston, while in the winter, options through five major airlines (Continental/United, Delta/Northwest and American) go to eight major US cities and to Seattle on Alaska Airlines.

If you want one of the most scenic drives in the country, then opt for renting a car. From Denver, your drive will cover about 60 miles of I-70, which includes Eisenhower Tunnel and Summit County, home to Arapahoe Basin, Keystone Mountain and Breckenridge ski areas. The rest of your drive will reassure you that you're in the Colorado Rockies. Then, once you descend Rabbit Ears Pass into Steamboat, be prepared for chills of excitement. But, if you'd like to leave the driving up to someone else, Alpine Taxi, a Steamboat service, also offers shuttles to/from Denver multiple times a day.