Colorado Rockies Airports
Denver, Moab, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas Airport Information
Denver International Airport (DEN)
Denver International Airport, the largest of the 4 Colorado Rockies airports is 23 miles from Union Station train depot in downtown Denver. You can take the Denver Airport Train from the airport to Union Station.
The trip takes 37 minutes, makes 6 stops and costs $10.50 per person. You’ll want to take the A Line. Trains depart every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes in early morning and late evening.
Car rentals are available from the airport but Denver has an excellent public transportation system so a car may be more trouble than it’s worth.
CanyonLands Regional Airport – Moab, Utah (CNY)
Canyonlands Regional Airport, 15 minutes from downtown Moab, offers daily flights between CNY and Denver (DEN) on SkyWest CRJ-200 commuter jets (50-seats). You can book these flights through United Airlines.
Airline ticket counters open 1 1/2 hours before scheduled departure. Check-in closes 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure; you must be checked in (including checked baggage) 45 minutes prior to departure.
Flight duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Local Contact #: 435-259-0408.
Canyonlands Car Rental:
Enterprise, Alamo and National:
Las Vegas (McCarran) Airport (LAS)
Las Vegas McCarran Airport is close to downtown and closer to the strip if that’s where you’re staying.
Probably the best way to get from the airport to downtown is by taxi. It takes less than 30 minutes to get to your hotel and will cost from $11-$20 depending on where you’re going.
All car rental companies are represented in Las Vegas and car pick up is about 3 miles from the airport by free shuttle
Salt Lake City Airport (SLC)
In 2020, the brand new Salt Lake City Airport opened. Its first airport, built in 1911, didn’t really take off (pun intended) until 1920 when the USPS began airmail service to Salt Lake City.
The new airport is 5 miles from downtown Salt Lake City and offers public light rail service via the Green Line of the TRAX system. One way fare is $2.50. Visit www.rideuta.com or call (801) RIDE-UTA
There is also a bike path between the airport and downtown as well as taxi service, shuttle service, hotel shuttles, Lyft and Uber.