America’s highest altitude commercial passenger airports

Aerial view of Aspen-Pitkin County airport – Source: ainonline.com

The following list identifies the loftiest airports in the United States with current commercial passenger air service. Eight (8) states are represented on the list – none located east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.

Colorado leads the way with 13 airports on the list, followed by Wyoming with seven (7) and Utah with six (6). A minimum elevation of 4,000 feet was required for inclusion. As always, any additions, corrections, or suggestions to the list are most welcome.

Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport – Source: crested-bute-real-estate.com

1. Telluride Regional Airport (CO) = 9,078 feet – added 7/19/21 – thanks, Sabrina!

2. Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (CO) = 7,820 feet

3. Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport (CO) = 7,680 feet

4. Alamosa-San Luis Valley Regional Airport (CO) = 7,539 feet – added 7/19/21

5. Laramie Regional Airport (WY) = 7,284 feet

6. Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (AZ) = 7,014 feet

7. Steamboat Springs Airport (CO) = 6,882 feet

8. Rock Springs/SW Wyoming Regional Airport (WY) = 6,765 feet

9. Durango-La Plata County Airport (CO) = 6,685 feet

10. Vail-Eagle County Regional Airport (CO) = 6,547 feet

11. Jackson Hole Airport (WY) = 6,455 feet

12. Santa Fe Regional Airport (NM) = 6,358 feet

13. Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (CO) = 6,187 feet

14. Cheyenne Regional Airport (WY) = 6,160 feet

15. Cortez Municipal Airport (CO) = 5,918 feet – added 7/19/21

16. Montrose Regional Airport (CO) = 5,759 feet

17. Cedar City Regional Airport (UT) = 5,622 feet

18. Butte/Bert Mooney Airport (MT) = 5,550 feet

19. Farmington Four Corners Regional Airpot (NM) = 5,506 feet

20. Denver International Airport (CO) = 5,434 feet

21. Albuquerque International Sunport (NM) = 5,355 feet

22. Casper-Natrona County International Airport (WY) = 5,345 feet

23. Ketchum/Friedman Memorial Airport (ID) = 5,318 feet

24. Vernal Regional Airport (UT) = 5,280 feet

25. Elko Regional Airport (NV) = 5,140 feet

26. Cody/Yellowstone Regional Airport (WY) = 5,102 feet

27. Prescott Regional Airport (AZ) = 5,045 feet

28. Grand Junction Regional Airport (CO) = 4,858 feet

29. Idaho Falls Regional Airport (ID) = 4,744 feet

30. Pueblo Memorial Airport (CO) = 4,729 feet

31. Moab/Canyonlands Field (UT) = 4,590 feet

32. Provo Municipal Airport (UT) = 4,497 feet

33-34.– tie Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (MT) and Ogden-Hinckley Airpot (UT)= 4,473 feet

35. Pocatello Regional Airport (ID ) = 4,452 feet

36. Reno-Tahoe International Airport (NV) = 4,415 feet

37. Gillette/NE Wyoming Regional Airport (WY) = 4,364 feet

38. Page Municipal Airport (AZ) = 4,313 feet

39. Salt Lake City International Airport (UT) = 4,226 feet

40. Twin Falls/Magic Valley Regional Airport (ID) = 4,154 feet

SOURCES:

  • en.wikipedia.org for each airport

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