Overlooking view of Telluride Valley from one the Colorado Airports

13 Colorado Airports (Map, Direct Connections & Local Guide)

I’m a Colorado local and in this guide, I overview all 13 Colorado airports, the airlines available at each, and the major cities they service.

Although Denver International Airport is the state’s largest airport by a huge margin, there are other Colorado airports that may better suit your needs. Note that in winter, many mountain airports offer seasonal flights.

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Map of Colorado Airports

13 Commercial Colorado Airports

Denver International Airport (DEN)

Colorado’s largest airport and the 3rd-busiest worldwide.

The author's daughter with a therapy dog in Denver International Airport
Denver International Airport has therapy dogs to pet if you’re feeling nervous before a flight (or just love dogs!)

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (303) 342-2000 | Website | 👉 Browse Nearby Hotels on Booking 

Denver International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world due to its location and size. It’s one of the few major airports in the central United States and is almost twice the land area of Manhattan Island! 

Here’s one of many fun facts about Denver: the city is home to the only international airport in Colorado. DIA has many domestic and international flights (see below for a full list).

If traveling out of one of the smaller airports in Colorado, there’s a good chance you’ll go through Denver before heading to your final destination. 

Available airlines at Denver International Airport:

  • United Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Southwest
  • American 
  • Delta
  • Air Canada
  • British Airways
  • Lufthansa

Non-stop domestic destinations from Denver International Airport:

Non-stop direct international destinations from Denver International Airport: 

  • Belize City, Belize (BZE)
  • Calgary, Canada (YYC)
  • Cancun, Mexico (CUN)
  • Chihuahua, Mexico (CUU)
  • Cozumel, Mexico (CZM)
  • Edmonton, Canada (YEG)
  • Frankfurt, Canada (FRA)
  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (GCM)
  • Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL)
  • Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
  • London, United Kingdom (LGW, LHR)
  • Los Cabos, Mexico (DJS)
  • Mexico City, Mexico (MEX)
  • Monterrey, Mexico (MTY)
  • Montreal, Canada (YUL)
  • Munich, Germany (MUCH)
  • Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)
  • Panama City, Panama (PTY)
  • Paris, France (CDG)
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR)
  • Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF)
  • Rome, Italy (FCO)
  • Tokyo (Narita), Japan (NRT)
  • Toronto, Canada (YYZ)
  • Vancouver, Canada (YVR)
  • Winnipeg, Canada (YWG)
  • Zurich Switzerland (ZRH)

Colorado Springs Airport (COS)

Second-busiest airport in Colorado with five different airlines.

The Colorado Springs Airport from the outside and the Pikes Peak from afar
(photo: EQRoy / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (719) 550-1900 | Website | Things to Do in Colorado Springs | 👉 Browse Nearby Hotels on Booking 

This is the best airport for entering the southern half of Colorado. Plus, sometimes it makes send to drive from Colorado Springs to Denver to get on a plane.

Colorado Springs Airport is much smaller than DIA. Plus, if you’d rather not face the crowds at Denver International Airport, there’s closer, cheaper parking and fewer terminals. Mainly, this airport serves large southwestern cities, including three Texas airports. 

Available airlines at Colorado Springs Airport:

  • American 
  • Delta
  • Frontier
  • Southwest 
  • United Airlines

Non-stop direct flights from Colorado Springs: 


Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)

The largest airport on the Western Slope with direct flights to the West and Midwest.

Aerial view of the river in Grand Junction

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (970) 244-9100 | Website | Things to Do in Grand Junction | 👉 Browse Nearby Hotels on Booking 

Grand Junction Regional Airport offers direct flights to the Western side of the state, convenient for access to southwestern cities and mountain towns in Colorado.

If you’re headed on a longer trip, you’ll likely go through Denver or a bigger airport first. Though small, Grand Junction Regional Airport has a gift shop and restaurant if you need a bite before you travel.

See our guide for where to stay near Grand Junction airport.

Available airlines at Grand Junction Regional Airport:

  • Allegiant
  • American
  • United 

Non-stop direct flights from Grand Junction Regional Airport: 

  • Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW)
  • Denver (DEN)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Phoenix (PHX)

Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE)

A regional airport serving Aspen and Snowmass, just five minutes from the nearest slopes.

View of the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport signage in Colorado
(photo: EQRoy / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (970) 920-5380 | Website | Things to Do in Aspen | 👉 Browse Nearby Hotels on Booking 

Thanks to mountains on all sides and its steep approach, Aspen-Pitkin County Airport is considered one of the United States’ more dangerous airports. Still, during the winter season, this mountain region airport comes alive! 

It’s located just ten minutes from downtown and even less from some of the best ski resorts in Colorado. You’ll find non-stop flights to California and Chicago, plus a flight to Denver in case you need the services of a larger airport.

Available airlines at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport:

  • American 
  • United

Non-stop direct flights from Aspen-Pitkin County Airport: 

  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • Austin (AUS)
  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Denver (DEN)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Houston (HOU)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Orange County (SNA)
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • San Francisco (SFO)


Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE)

Colorado’s second-busiest airport during ski season.

The Eagle County Regional Airport from the outside under the clear blue sky
(photo: photo-denver / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (970) 328-2680 | Website | Things to Do in Vail | 👉 Browse Nearby Hotels on Booking 

Thanks to Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts, 80% of Eagle County Regional Airport operations happen during the wintertime, one of the best times to visit Vail. Three airlines allow visitors to fly from around the country for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities. While summer flights are fewer, visitors still enjoy heading to Vail for lots of outdoor activities. 

Available airlines at Eagle County Regional Airport:

  • American 
  • Delta
  • United Airlines

Non-stop direct flights from Eagle County Regional Airport: 

  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Phoenix (PHX – seasonal)
  • Los Angeles (LAX – seasonal)
  • San Francisco (SFO – seasonal)
  • Austin (AUS – seasonal)
  • Atlanta (ATL – seasonal)
  • Chicago (ORD – seasonal) 
  • New York City (JFK – seasonal)

Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO)

A regional airport granting access to Durango and nearby areas.

A plane at the Durango-La Plata County Airport
(photo: Patrick Poendl / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (970) 382-6050 | Website | Best Places to Visit in Colorado | 👉 Browse Nearby Hotels on Booking 

The Durango-La Plata County Airport is about a 20-minute drive from downtown Durango. If you’re visiting the town, you’ll want to rent a car or have another plan for transportation. The flight into this airport is an interesting one because you approach through a canyon, making for a truly southwestern Colorado experience. 

Available airlines at Durango-La Plata County Airport:

  • American 
  • United

Non-stop direct flights from Durango-La Plata County Airport: 

  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • Denver (DEN)

Cortez Municipal Airport (CEZ)

This southwest Colorado airport is the closest to Mesa Verde National Park.

Sunset view from the Mesa Verde National Park

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (970) 565-7458 | Website | 👉 Browse Nearby Hotels on Booking

If you want to visit Mesa Verde National Park, this is the attraction’s closest airport. You’ll still want a car, especially if you’d like to see other nearby sites like Durango and Silverton. A small, local airline provides service to Denver and Phoenix. 

Available airlines at Cortez Municipal Airport:

  • Denver Air Connection

Non-stop direct flights from Cortez Municipal Airport: 

  • Denver (DEN)
  • Phoenix (PHX)

Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC)

This airport provides access to Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

Aerial view of a ski town in Crested Butte, Colorado

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (970) 641-2304 | Website | Best Small Towns in Colorado | 👉 Browse Nearby Hotels on Booking 

Although this airport is busier in winter than summer, you’ll find plenty to do in Crested Butte and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park year-round. You’ll most likely fly to Denver for longer flights, but you can also get to Texas from here via three airlines.

Available airlines at Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport:

  • United
  • JSX Airlines
  • American Airlines. 

Non-stop direct flights from Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport: 

  • Denver (DEN)
  • Austin (AUS)
  • Houston (IAH – seasonal)
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW – seasonal)

Pueblo Memorial Airport (PUB)

A small airport that avoids a drive into busier cities.

Aerial view of Downtown Pueblo in Colorado

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (719) 553-2760 | Website | 👉 Browse Nearby Hotels on Booking 

Pueblo is just a 45-minute drive from Colorado Springs Airport, but if you don’t want to drive there, you’ll find flights to Denver from here. This is one of the smaller Colorado airports on this list, but it’s a convenient way to avoid crowds!

Available airlines at Pueblo Memorial Airport:

  • United Express

Non-stop direct flights from Pueblo Memorial Airport: 

  • Denver (DEN)

San Luis Valley Regional Airport (ALS)

A regional airport near Great Sand Dunes National Park.

The San Luis Valley under the clear blue sky
The San Luis Valley provides a beautiful backdrop for a flight!

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (719) 589-1138 | Website | Best Places to Go Camping in Colorado | 👉 Browse Nearby Hotels on Booking 

This small Alamosa airport sits in front of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and serves Alamosa, Great Sand Dunes National Park, and other nearby areas. You can get to Denver from here, and Albuquerque is a short flight as well.

Available airlines at San Luis Valley Regional Airport:

  • DenverAir

Non-stop direct flights from San Luis Valley Regional Airport: 

  • Denver (DEN)
  • Albuquerque (ABQ)

Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ)

A busy Western Slope airport with twice as many flights in winter as summer.

View of the signage of Montrose City in Colorado

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (970) 249-3203 | Website | Best Mountain Towns in Colorado | 👉 Browse Nearby Hotels on Booking 

Montrose is a large airport that mostly serves Telluride, despite being about 65 miles away. Due to ski tourists, it’s another airport that sees a lot more traffic in winter than in summer. However, they do have two year-round destinations as well.

Available airlines at Montrose Regional Airport:

  • American Airlines
  • Delta
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United

Non-stop direct flights from Montrose Regional Airport: 

  • Denver (DEN)
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW)
  • Chicago (ORD)

Telluride Regional Airport (TEX)

A small ski town airport known for its hair-raising landings.

Overlooking view of Telluride Valley from one the Colorado Airports
The view from Telluride Airport is amazing as the rest of the town!

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (970) 728-8603 | Website | Things to Do in Telluride | 👉 Browse Nearby Hotels on Booking 

Telluride’s airport is the highest-elevation commercial airport in the country. Also, along with Aspen, this airport is considered one of the most dangerous. Thanks to 1,000-foot cliffs at both ends of the runway, and winds in winter, the landings here are well-known. Telluride has flights to Denver and Phoenix, where you can connect with other flights around the world.

Available airlines at Telluride Regional Airport:

  • Denver Air Connection
  • Boutique Air 

Non-stop direct flights from Telluride Regional Airport: 

  • Denver (DEN)
  • Phoenix (PHX) 

Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN)

The only commercial airport in northwest Colorado.

Aerial view of a ski town during sunset in Steamboat Springs
The Yampa Valley Regional Airport serves Steamboat Springs and the surrounding areas

📍 Google Maps | Phone: (970) 276-5001 | Website | Things to Do in Steamboat Springs | 👉 Browse Nearby Hotels on Booking 

Between Craig and Steamboat Springs lies the Yampa Valley Airport, which serves northwestern Colorado. Although many direct flights are seasonal, you’ll still find a good selection of year-round flights across the country as well. 

Available airlines at Yampa Valley:

  • United Airlines (year-round)
  • Alaska Airlines (winter)
  • American Airlines (winter)
  • Jet Blue Airways (winter)
  • Southwest (winter)
  • Delta (winter)

Non-stop direct flights from Yampa Valley: 

  • Denver (DEN – year-round)
  • Seattle (SEA – winter)
  • San Diego (SAN – winter)
  • Chicago (ORD – winter)
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW – winter)
  • Boston (BOS – winter)
  • Ft. Lauderdale (FLL – winter)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • San Francisco (SFO) 

FAQs on Airports in Colorado

How many airports are in Colorado?

There are 13 commercial airports in Colorado. Many smaller Colorado airports offer seasonal flights, especially in mountain towns near ski resorts. Use our guide to find the closest Colorado commercial airport for you.

What is the major airport in Colorado?

Denver International Airport is the major airport in Colorado. There are flights around the world from DIA, and this international airport has more than a thousand flights a day.


Hopefully, this post has given you a good overview of Colorado airports! Depending on your plans and budget, you should be able to determine the airport that will best suit your needs.

If you plan to visit a lot of Colorado, be sure to check out our Ultimate Colorado Travel Guide!

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