4 Closest Airports to Mesa Verde National Park

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Convenient airports serving major airlines include Durango, Grand Junction, Albuquerque and Phoenix. See maps and our vacation recommendations below.

Durango La Plata County Airport

The closest airport to Mesa Verde National Park with major airline service is the Durango La Plata County Airport (DRO) in Durango, Colo. The airport is served by three major commercial airlines: Delta, American Airlines and United. It's approximately a 50-mile/1-hour drive from the airport to the Mesa Verde National Park Entrance Station.

The Durango airport is a good choice when combining your Mesa Verde National Park vacation with other southwest Colorado destinations such as Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Chimney Rock National Monument, the Four Corners Monument and mountain towns such as Ouray, Silverton, Durango, Telluride and Pagosa Springs.

Durango La Plata County Airport
970-382-6050
1000 Airport Road, Durango, CO 81303
www.durangogov.org/202/Airport

Grand Junction Regional Airport

The Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) is served by American Airlines, Delta, United and Allegiant. It's approximately a 210-mile/4-hour drive from the airport to the Mesa Verde National Park Entrance Station.

The Grand Junction airport is a good choice when combining your Mesa Verde National Park vacation with destinations such as Colorado National Monument, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Arches National Park and Dinosaur National Monument.

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

Albuquerque International Sunport

Albuquerque International Sunport Airport

The closest international airport to Mesa Verde National Park is Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The airport is served by seven major commercial airlines: Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, and US Airways. It also receives regular service from commuter airlines New Mexico Airlines and Boutique Air. It's approximately a 250-mile/4-hour drive from the airport to the Mesa Verde National Park Entrance Station. 

The Albuquerque airport is a good choice when combining your Mesa Verde National Park vacation with New Mexico destinations such as Albuquerque itself, White Sands National Monument, Farmington, Santa Fe, Taos and Las Cruces.

Albuquerque International Sunport
505-244-7700
2200 Sunport Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
abqsunport.com

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Farther away, but a good option if you are also visiting Arizona destinations such as Sedona, Williams, Flagstaff and Grand Canyon National Park, is the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Eighteen airlines serve Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport with nonstop service to more than 100 domestic and 23 international destinations.

It's approximately a 420-mile/6.5-hour drive from the airport to the Mesa Verde National Park Entrance Station. 

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
602-273-3300
www.skyharbor.com

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