Hayden

47°F
Current Population
1,938
Elevation Level
6350 ft

About Hayden

Hayden is located in Routt County near Steamboat Springs. It is a ranching town known for being the home of the Yampa Valley Regional Airport which serves as an outlet to travel to Colorado’s far northwest. Hayden is the perfect place to explore some of the top outdoor adventures in Colorado due to its location. It is near Routt National Forest, Mt Zirkel and Sarvis Creek Wilderness Area, all of these provide a great place to hike, bike and backpack the numerous beautiful trails. The town is also home to Elkhead Reservoir State Park offering visitors and residents great fishing, jet skiing, camping and endless memories. 

Explore Hayden

Entertainment & Culture

A small community close to Steamboat Springs and Craig, Hayden offers a unique small-town vibe while close to bigger area attractions.
 

  • Hayden Heritage Center is a local museum that exhibits the cities heritage and history of mining and cowboys. Nearby residents and visitors travel to Craig to visit the popular Wyman Living History Museum to take a step back in time.  
  • Elkhead Reservoir is in the beautiful Yampa Valley, the reservoir offers over 900 acres designed for endless family fun including jet skiing, camping, fishing and relaxing by a campfire.

  •  Yampa Valley Brewing Company provides 7 home-grown craft beers that are each named after landmarks of the Yampa Valley. 

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Popular Restaurants

 The perks of dining in Hayden, there are a ton of local restaurants and dining options you can't find anywhere else. And if you want even more options, you can drive just 25 miles up the road to Steamboat Prings. Hayden is also home to Yampa Valley Brewing Company which provides 7 home-grown craft beers that are each named after landmarks of the Yampa Valley. 

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Parks

Hayden is near Routt National Forest, Mt Zirkel, and Sarvis Creek Wilderness Area, all of these provide a great place to hike, bike, and backpack the numerous beautiful trails. The town is also home to Elkhead Reservoir State Park offers visitors and residents great fishing, jet skiing, camping, and endless memories. The reservoir offers over 900 acres designed for endless family fun including jet skiing, camping, fishing, and relaxing by a campfire.

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About the Community

Hayden High School

Summary
  • District Hayden School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (970) 276-3761
  • Address 495 W JEFFERSON AVE
  • County Routt County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -15% to -20%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 110
  • Student Teacher Ratio 11

Hayden Middle School

Summary
  • District Hayden School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (970) 276-3762
  • Address 495 W JEFFERSON AVE
  • County Routt County
  • Grade 06 - 12
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct More than +50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 194
  • Student Teacher Ratio 11

Hayden Valley Elementary School

Summary
  • District Hayden School District No. Re 1
  • Phone (970) 276-3756
  • Address 300 BREEZE BASIN BLVD
  • County Routt County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +5% to +10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 225
  • Student Teacher Ratio 14

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 1,938
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 2,083
Households
  • Total Households 790
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 848
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 228

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 17.34
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 7.20
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 48.90
  • Avg Jan High Temp 29.70
  • Avg Jul High Temp 84.90
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 118
  • Air Pollution Index 72
  • Earthquake Index 67
  • Hail Index 14
  • Tornado Index 7
  • Wind Index 25

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1972
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 91
  • Health Care Cost 93
  • Transportation Cost 95