[Plane departing from Montrose Regional Airport. Photo: flymontrose.com] Dedicated in 1988, Montrose is one of the primary airports serving the Western Slope. It has 11 direct nonstop flights in the winter and 5 over the summer, accessing airports all across the country.
Many winter skiers looking to ride Telluride Ski Resort fly into Montrose instead of Telluride due to a larger number of flights. Telluride is a relatively simple 1.5 hour drive from MTJ, versus over 6 hours from Denver.
There are two runways at Montrose Regional Airport. Running north to south, 17/35 is the longest/widest runway, measuring 10,000 feet by 150 feet. Runway 13/31 is 7,500 feet by 100 feet. Both have pilot-controlled high intensity runway lights.
The Main Terminal opens two hours before the first flight and closes an hour after the last flight lands. It features two locations for Horsefly Brewing, so you can catch a microbrew to calm your nerves pre or post flight. There’s also a coffeeshop with baked goods.
Airlines Flying Out of MTJ
There are year round daily flights to Denver International Airport (DEN) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW).
There are seasonal summer flights to Chicago (ORD), Houston (IAH), and Phoenix (PHX).
There are seasonal winter flights to Atlanta (ATL), Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (EWR), Phoenix (PHX), Salt Lake City (SLC), and San Francisco (SFO),
Allegiant Airlines – Winter direct nonstop flights to Los Angeles (LAX)
American Airlines Year round direct nonstop flights to Dallas (DFW). Summer nonstop flights to Phoenix (PHX). Winter nonstop flights to Chicago (ORD), Phoenix (PHX), Los Angeles (LAX) and Charlotte (CLT).
Delta Airlines – Winter direct nonstop flights to Atlanta (ATL) and Salt Lake City (SLC).
United Airlines – Year round direct nonstop flights to Denver (DEN). Summer nonstop flights to Chicago (ORD) and Houston (IAH). Winter nonstop flights to Chicago (ORD), New York (EWR), Los Angeles (LAX), and San Francisco (SFO)
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Parking and Transportation
The first 30 minutes is free in the parking lot. After that there is an hourly rate up to a daily maximum. There are also a variety of airport shuttles to take you throughout Montrose County and further to Telluride.
There are the following on-site car rental agencies:
Address: 2100 Airport Rd, Montrose, CO 81401
Elevation: 1,755 meters / 5,758 feet