Our flight from the east coast is scheduled to arrive in Denver at 8:45pm, which is too late to catch the last shuttle to Steamboat.
We will rent a car and stay over around Denver and drive to Steamboat in the morning. Rather than staying near the airport, I figure we could drive to the western side of Denver, or farther west on I70 in order to cut the drive down on Friday morning and avoid Denver traffic.
Any recommendations on where to stay west of Denver that wouldn't be a difficult drive in the dark after flying from the east coast, but would make the trip to Steamboat easier? Maybe an hour's drive from the airport? Golden? Evergreen? Further west? Many thanks.