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For travelers who prefer to fly in and out of the Western Slope ” as opposed to making the 21⁄2 drive to Denver ” they’re in luck. Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle, and Mesa counties offer several options for convenient air travel to and from the area.

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, literally located minutes from the ski lifts, offers three airlines operating daily, year-round scheduled service. The airlines serving the airport are United Express (operated by Air Wisconsin), Northwest Airlink (operated by Mesaba Airlines) and America West (operated by Mesa Airlines). The airlines occupy ticket counters, baggage facilities and offices at the airport for full services to the flying public. Current annual airline enplaned passengers are 249,000, which makes the airport the third busiest airport in the state.

Eagle County Regional Airport offers the most direct route to the heart of the Rocky Mountains on daily, non-stop large-jet flights from 14 major cities. With a restaurant, gift shops, and ground transportation and rental car facilities, Eagle provides big airport amenities in a personable setting. The airport offers service from American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United/United Express and US Airways airlines.

Located just east of Rifle, Garfield County Airport is open to the public. Landings and take-offs are permitted 24 hours a day, though personnel are only on hand during the day. There is no commercial passenger traffic. Several charter companies operate out of the airport. There are companies on sight to rent plains and helicopters. There are indoor hangers and professionals who offer aircraft detailing.

Grand Junction’s Walker Field Airport, located one mile from Interstate 70, serves western Colorado and eastern Utah. It features more than 19 daily departures to Denver, Phoenix and Salt Lake City, and more than 500 one-stop connections to cities in the United States, Canada, Europe and Central America. Allegiant Airlines provides service to Las Vegas; America West Express/Mesa Airlines offers daily service to Phoenix; Frontier Airlines has daily connections from Denver; Great Lakes Airlines and United Express/Skywest provides daily service to Denver. Walker also features Thunder Mountain Ground Services, offering ski charter flights from California, Florida and Texas; gambling charters and airline diversions.

Aspen-Pitkin County Airport

0233 E. Airport Road Suite A

Aspen, CO 81611

(970) 920-5384

Fax: (970) 920-5378

Eagle County Regional Airport

P.O. Box 850

Eagle, CO 81631

(970) 524-9490

Fax: 970-524-8247

Garfield County Airport

0375 County Road 352

Rifle, CO 81650

(970) 625-1091

Fax: (970) 625-8501

Manager: Brian Condie

Rifle Jet Center

0375 County Road 352 Building 3000

Rifle, CO 81652

(970) 625-4833; (877) 358-3378

Fax: (970) 625-3833

Aircraft maintenance

Precision Aircraft Maintenance

0375 County Road 352 Building # 2060

Rifle, CO 81652

(970) 625-5027

Owner: Russ Pearce

AV Tech

0375 County Road 352 Building #2085

Rifle, CO 81652

(970) 625-8541

Aspen: (970)


Helicopter charter

DBS Helicopters

0375 County Road 352 Building #3060

Rifle, CO 81652

(970) 625-2991; (800) 805-8808


Limousine service

Preferred Limousine

0375 County Road 352 Building #1040

Rifle, CO 81652

Stacey Downing

(970) 379-2259; (800) 745-0181

after hours (970) 876-2311


Owner: Stacey Brown

Aircraft Cleaning

Preferred Aircraft Detail

0375 County Road 352 Building #3000

Rifle, CO 81652

Owner: Mike Brown

(970) 379-6117

Glenwood Springs Airport

P.O. Box 1150

Glenwood Springs, CO 81602

(970) 618-0778


Walker Field Airport Authority

2828 Walker Field Dr., Suite 301

Grand Junction, CO 81506

(970) 244-9100

Fax: (970) 241-9103

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