How to Get Here – Info About Steamboat & Clark 2018-08-14T09:19:06+00:00

Travel to our Luxury Dude Ranch Vacation

Arriving in Denver

The great weather of summer gives you several options to get to the ranch – assuming you fly into Denver. Some guests prefer to fly into Denver on Friday night or Saturday – before their Sunday arrival at the ranch – to explore Denver or Steamboat and help them acclimate to the elevation. Guests that arrive in Steamboat on Friday or Saturday often watch the rodeo in Steamboat which is held most weekends during the summer in downtown Steamboat.

Flying Direct to Hayden (HDN)

The fastest way to get here is to fly into the Hayden Airport (HDN) – outside of Steamboat Springs- which is about 45 – 50 minutes from the Ranch. If you fly into HDN, we offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport and will pick you up when you arrive – and take you back in time for your departing flight. There are several flights a day from Denver, Dallas and Houston.

Flight Schedule Summer and Fall

Flight Schedule Winter

Taking the Shuttle from Denver

Another option is to fly into Denver and take the ground shuttle to Steamboat Springs; the ranch will pick you up in town and bring you to the ranch. Click here for shuttle information: Go Alpine Shuttle.

Driving to The Home Ranch from Denver

It is easy to rent a car at the airport and make the 4 hour drive through the mountains to the ranch. The advantage of this option is you get to experience a short Colorado road trip through a beautiful part of our state – and you have a car for the week.

  • From Denver International Airport drive west on I-70 to US 40 Exit 232 Empire/Granby (approx. 50 miles).
  • Take US 40 west to Steamboat Springs (approx. 130 miles).
  • Drive through Steamboat Springs, 1.5 miles past downtown you will come to a stoplight (Kum & Go is on the left).
  • Make a right at the light onto County Road 129/Elk River Road.
  • Continue north to Clark, about 18 miles. The Home Ranch is 1/4 mile past the Clark General Store on the right hand side of the road.

Travel Info

Winter Travel to the Home Ranch

Fly Direct to Steamboat Airport (HDN) From 11 Major Cities

View: Steamboat Winter Air Schedule

The Home Ranch is located just 18 miles North of Steamboat Springs, CO and Steamboat Ski Area, an easy, scenic drive from both town and the slopes. Steamboat is one of the most conveniently located ski resorts in Colorado. You can fly directly into the Steamboat Springs, CO Airport (HDN) and a driver from The Home Ranch will pick you and your bags up at your gate. We love to pick up our guests at the airport.

Direct flights to Steamboat are available from these major cities:

ATLANTA (ATL)
Daily Flights on Delta
December 20 – March 29

CHICAGO (ORD)
Daily Flights on American
December 18 – April 6
Saturday & Sunday Flights on United Express
December 20 – April 5

DALLAS/FT. WORTH (DFW)
Daily Flights on American
December 18 – April 6
Saturday Flights on American
December 20; January 10 – March 28

DENVER (DEN)
Daily Flights (3x) on United Express
November 26 – April 12

HOUSTON (IAH)
Daily Flights on United
December 18 – April 6
Wednesday Flights on United
January 1 – February 11
Saturday Flights on United
December 20 – April 5

LOS ANGELES (LAX)
Mon/Thur/Sat/Sun Flights on United Express
December 18 – March 23

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (MSP)
Daily Flights on Delta Connection
December 20 – March 29

NEWARK (EWR)
Saturday Flights on United
December 20 – April 4

SAN FRANCISCO (SFO)
Saturday Flights on United Express
December 20 – March 21

SEATTLE (SEA)
Wed/Sat/Sun Flights on Alaska Airlines
December 17 – March 29

WASHINGTON DULLES (IAD)
Saturday Flights on United
December 20 – January 3
January 31 – April 4

Commuter flights fly regularly from (HDN) to Denver (DEN), so if you cannot find a direct flight to (HDN) from your city, you can always arrange for a flight from DEN to HDN and avoid winter mountain driving conditions from Denver.

Driving to The Home Ranch from DEN

You can fly into Denver and either take the ground shuttle or rent a car, but mountain driving conditions can be difficult. Please call us to discuss your options: 970.879.1780.

Taking the Shuttle from DEN

If you don’t want to drive from Denver (DEN), we recommend that you take Alpine Taxi, a shuttle service that goes directly from DEN to Steamboat Springs. Alpine will drop you off in Steamboat Springs and a drive from the ranch will meet you when you arrive. Whatever your choice, please feel free to give us a call with questions and we will be glad to help you with your travel decision at 970.879.1780.

Steamboat & the Clark Area

The Home Ranch in Clark, Colorado, is located in Northwestern Colorado, in North Routt County, 18 miles north of Steamboat Springs, in what is referred to as the upper Elk River Valley.  Aside from a world-class ski resort, Steamboat boasts a western tradition you can see for yourself as you travel along the Elk River Road to The Home Ranch. Families still make a living ranching here and you can see herds of cattle and wide open spaces along the way. This is a community where preservation of the land and its rich heritage are high priorities.  In fact, he founders of The Home Ranch, Ann and Steve Stranahan,  introduced ranch preservation to the Elk River Valley, and many ranchers followed their example.

The Ranch itself is located just above the tiny town of Clark which boasts its own country store.  Tall mountains surround the ranch and provide amazing views and direct access to National Forest.  Further North is the historic mining town of Hahns Peak and Steamboat Lake and Pearl Lake.  The neighboring Zirkel wilderness provides some of the best hiking and riding trails in the state of Colorado.  The elevation at the Home Ranch is about 7,000 feet rising to 12,180 feet at the peak of Mt. Zirkel, where the headwaters of the Elk River begin.

State Parks in the Area

National Forest

National Wilderness Areas

National Trails

Bicycle Route

  • Great Parks Bicycle Route

Scenic Byway

  • Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway