Closest Airports, Trains and Buses

Closest Airports to Rocky Mountain National Park

The closest international airports are Denver International Airport and Cheyenne Regional Airport just across the Wyoming border.

Denver International Airport

Denver Airport DIA
Denver International Airport’s (DIA) glowing tented roof at sunrise designed to look like snow-capped mountains.Deposit Photos

Denver International Airport (DEN) is 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 80-mile/2-hour drive from the airport to Rocky Mountain’s Estes Park entrances.

Rental cars at the airport are plentiful. Twelve options available on site include Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Thrifty;

When driving to the park, road signs initially will reference Fort Collins, and then Boulder and Lyons before directing to Estes Park.

Need a ride to Estes Park? Read about trains, buses and taxis to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Denver International Airport
8500 Pena Blvd, Denver, CO 80249

Cheyenne Regional Airport 

Cheyenne Regional Airport (CYS) offers fewer flight options, but is a good choice if you’re combining a Rocky Mountain National Park visit with Cheyenne Frontier Days or southern Wyoming destinations. It’s approximately a 90-mile/2-hour drive from the airport to Rocky Mountain’s Estes Park entrances.

Commercial flights are available from American Airlines and rental car options include Avis.

Cheyenne Regional Airport
4020 Airport Parkway West, Cheyenne, WY 82003