Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD
Yes, 131 is the best way. It's actually quite scenic in a open range kind of way.
Lots of ranchers feeding cattle off of wagons pulled by teams of Belgians. Just be careful if its windy, it can drift up pretty good.
See if you can do a one way car rental. I don't know what companies have offices in Steamboat, but Aspen has all of the big guys.
I second. When I first started coming out here, I made a winter trip from Park City to Vail via US.40 to Steamboat, then south on 131. It was glorious scenery and we hardly saw another car. At one point on 131, I stopped to take a leak by the side of the road just after dark, and the entire mountainside in front of me started moving. Being fresh from NYC, I freaked. I turned the car around so that the headlights illuminated the hill and thousands of pairs of glowing eyes stared back at me. It was an enormous herd of sheep, perhaps expecting dinner, who, seeing me stop, came over.
Do a one way rental if you can, it'll be memorable.