Closest Airports to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Convenient airports serving major airlines include Montrose, Grand Junction and Denver. See maps and our vacation recommendations below.
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Montrose Regional Airport

Montrose Regional Airport in Colorado

The closest airport to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is Montrose Regional Airport with commercial flights from Allegiant, American, Delta and United airlines. These airlines offer flights from Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Houston and Phoenix in the summer. During the winter ski season, there are additional flights from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Charlotte and Salt Lake City. It's a mere 15-mile/half-hour drive from the airport to the national park's south entrance on South Rim Road.

You will need a vehicle to tour Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Rental car agencies at the airport include Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Alamo, Payless and Thrifty.

Montrose Regional Airport
970-249-3203
2100 Airport Road, Montrose, CO 81401
www.montroseairport.com

Grand Junction Regional Airport

A larger airport near Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is the Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) served by American Airlines, Delta, United and Allegiant. It's approximately an 80-mile/1.5-hour drive from the airport to the park's south entrance on South Rim Road.

Car rentals are available on the airport grounds through Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz and National. 

The Grand Junction airport is also a good choice for nearby destinations such as Colorado National Monument and Dinosaur National Monument.

Grand Junction Regional Airport
970-244-9100
2828 Walker Field Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81506
www.gjairport.com

Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport (DIA)

Farther away, but a good option if you are visiting multiple national parks in Colorado is Denver International Airport (DEN) located 30 minutes east of downtown Denver. The airport is served by nine domestic commercial airlines: Alaska, American, Boutique Air, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit, Southwest and United, plus many international airlines. It's approximately a 280-mile/5.25-hour drive from the airport to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park South Entrance Station.

Denver International Airport
303-342-2000
8500 Pena Blvd, Denver, CO 80249
www.flydenver.com

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