The cheapest times to fly from DEN to HDN are

  • April 9th to July 15th (except the weeks of May 14th, May 28th, and June 25th)
  • July 30th to August 12th
  • September 3rd to November 18th (except the week of October 8th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DEN to HDN is early November. Prices can be as high as $642 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $325 for Wednesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Hayden

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Hayden, CO (HDN) will usually cost between $325 to $431 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $325. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $489. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $164 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $338 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to HDN flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DEN to HDN route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DEN to HDN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to HDN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Denver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.49, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $26 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $335. Return trip prices are from the HDN to DEN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DEN to HDN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 14 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DEN to HDN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Vernal Regional Airport (VEL) in Vernal, UT

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from HDN
  • Usually 56.95% less expensive than HDN
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to VEL flights

Destination alternative #2: Laramie Regional Airport (LAR) in Laramie, WY

  • 99 miles (159 km) away from HDN
  • Usually 54.36% less expensive than HDN
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to LAR flights

Destination alternative #3: Rock Springs Sweetwater County Airport (RKS) in Rock Springs, WY

  • 123 miles (198 km) away from HDN
  • Usually 23.15% less expensive than HDN
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to RKS flights

Destination alternative #4: Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) in Gunnison, CO

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from HDN
  • Usually 1.78% less expensive than HDN
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to GUC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DEN to HDN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Yampa Valley Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 141 miles or 227 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DEN to HDN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to HDN flight is about 1 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Hayden, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from DEN to HDN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DEN
Origination airport name Denver International Airport
City Denver, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -104.7

Return Airport

Destination code HDN
Destination airport name Yampa Valley Airport
City Hayden, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -107.2


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to HDN tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 34% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 22% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave HDN heading for DEN about 24 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Hayden, CO is about 21 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 24 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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