6.3 out of 10


40.4902147915283 -107.251584316598
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Outdoor activities all around"

Hayden is a town of ~1,800 residents in northern Colorado and lies jut between Steamboat Springs and Craig. This town is located close to the river so it is a very green town with lots of big trees and greenery. The cost of living here is neck and neck with Colorado averages in both household income and average home prices. The main industry in town is construction followed closely by retail.

The town is located near a ton of stuff to do for outdoor enthusiasts. There's hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and great skiing nearby. It's an outdoor lovers paradise.

The homes in town are mostly single-family, with many of them being a little older. For the most part they all look well taken care of and this is a nice little town. Highway 40 goes through the middle and has plenty of restaurants and gas stations for travelers.
  • tons of outdoor activities
  • small town life

"A small ranching community near Steamboat"

Hayden is a small town in Routt County, Colorado, about thirty miles from Steamboat Springs. There are just under 2000 people living here. It is mainly a ranch town that draws tourists for its fishing, hiking, and backpacking opportunities; the Routt National Forest, Steamboat Lake, Pearl Lake, and Mt. Zirkel are all nearby. The Yampa Valley Regional Airport is also located in Hayden, and allows people living in the area to hop a plane to Denver or other small local airports.

Most of the local businesses in Hayden are family restaurants. They have a few grocery stores, mechanics, motels, construction companies, and a few dental and doctor's offices. Although there's not a lot to do in Hayden, the proximity to Steamboat makes it easy to get to shopping or city activities. This would be a great town for young families or couples who want to get away from city life; and, of course, if you are a rancher, Hayden is a great place to live.
  • small town life
  • small town life
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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