What Is The Closest Airport To Arches National Park?

When you’re planning your trip to Arches National Park, one of the things you’ll need to decide is where to fly into. 

In this guide, we’ll look at the closest airport near Arches National Park.

It’s worth noting that although this is the closest airport to Arches National Park, it may not be the best for your trip. For more detailed information about other nearby airports, including the closest major airport to Arches National Park, read my Guide to all the Airports Near Arches National Park.

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The Arches National Park Nearest Airport

Canyonlands Regional Airport – Moab (Canyonlands Field) (CNY)

Rock spires in front of a snow-capped mountain in Moab, Utah near Canyonlands Field Airport

Canyonlands Field is a small domestic airport located in the northwest part of Moab, providing aviation services to the town and other Southeastern areas of Utah. It’s the closest airport to Arches National Park airport with commercial flights. 

There are other attractions close to the airport that you can also visit while you’re in the area like Canyonlands National Park, the Colorado River, Dead Horse Point State Park, and Manti-La Sal National Forest. You can also try the helicopter, scenic, and charter services offered at this airport.  

SkyWest Airlines under United and Delta Airlines have daily flights to and from Denver and Salt Lake City respectively.  

From the airport, you can take a taxi or shuttle service to Moab if you want to lessen your driving time to the park. But you can also rent cars at the airport.  

Location:

This regional commercial airport is located in Grand County, northwest of Moab.  

Distance to Arches National Park:

14.2 miles 

Travel time to Arches National Park:

22 minutes 

What airlines fly out of Canyonlands Fields Airport? Which airports connect there? 

  • SkyWest Commuter Jets:
    • Through United Express offers flights to Denver, Colorado 
    • Through Delta Connection have daily flights to Salt Lake City  

Rental car options: 

Onsite: Canyonlands Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, National  

Getting from Canyonlands Fields Airport to Arches National Park: 

  • Taxi and shuttle services are available to and from Moab, then rent a car to get to the park.  
  • Car rentals  
  • Bus Tours  

Pros

  • It’s the Arches National Park nearest airport 
  • Connected to major airports like Salt Lake City and Denver International Airports 
  • Drive to other attractions like Canyonlands National Park, which is only around 30 minutes from Arches 
  • Scenic, charter, and helicopter services are available  
  • Open year-round 

Cons

  • Limited flights options  
  • Few car rental service options  
  • Budget flights are not offered  
  • Flights are more expensive  
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Travel Insurance for Arches National Park

A final thought.  When you’re flying to Arches National Park, consider getting travel insurance too. Make sure it includes trip cancellation, in case you need to cancel your flight before your travel, so that you can get a refund.    

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Have a great trip to Arches National Park!  I hope this guide has helped you decide what airport to fly into for Arches National Park.

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About the Author

James Ian Yosemite

James Ian is a national park, camping and hiking expert.

He has dedicated his life to travel, visiting more than 80 countries, all 7 continents and most of the national parks in the United States. With over 35 years experience in the travel industry, James has worked on cruise ships, at resorts and hotels, and as a travel planner who’s helped hundreds of people plan successful trips to US national parks. 

Based on his experience visiting our national parks multiple times, in-depth research and expertise as a travel planner, James has published detailed itineraries for most of the major national parks in the US. These itineraries, as well as in-depth park guides, comprehensive camping and hiking gear reviews and buying guides, and helpful packing lists and gift guides will help you have your own incredible trip to US national parks without stress and hassle.

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