Closest Airports to Great Sand Dunes National Park

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Convenient airports include San Luis Valley (Alamosa), Colorado Springs and Denver. See maps and our vacation recommendations below.

San Luis Valley Regional Airport

Terminal at San Luis Valley Regional Airport near Alamosa, Colorado

The closest airport to Great Sand Dunes National Park is San Luis Valley Airport (ALS) with commercial flights from Boutique Air (www.boutiqueair.com) flying in from Denver. It's a mere 36-mile/45 minute drive from the airport to the national park's entrance.

Unless you are traveling with a tour group, you will need a vehicle to visit Great Sand Dunes. Rental car agencies at the airport are limited to Hertz.

San Luis Valley Regional Airport
Boutique Air ALS Station (719) 722-5811
2490 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101
www.sanluisvalleyairport.org

Colorado Springs Airport

A larger airport near Great Sand Dunes National Park is the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) served by American Airlines, Delta, Frontier and United. It's approximately a 170-mile/3-hour drive from the airport to the national park's entrance.

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

The Colorado Springs Airport is also convenient for stopping at attractions such as Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, or vacationing in mountain towns such as Fairplay, Buena Vista and Salida.

Colorado Springs Airport
(719) 550-1900
7770 Milton E Proby Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80916
coloradosprings.gov/flycos

Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport (DIA)

Farther away, but a good option if you are also visiting Rocky Mountain National Park 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 250-mile/4.5-hour drive from the airport to Great Sand Dunes.

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

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