Access the West End


Not to be confused with the Western Slope…the West End is located between Telluride, Colorado and Moab, Utah. The region includes several small towns – Nucla, Naturita, Bedrock, Redvale, Paradox, and Norwood. Hence our slogan, “Many Towns. One Community.” Just five-plus hours from Denver or Salt Lake City, it makes for a great long weekend trip. On the eastern edge, Norwood is less than 50 miles from Montrose and on the western side, Gateway is just 50 miles southwest of Grand Junction.


Hopkins Airfield [AIB]: Nucla

Hopkins Airfield (AIB) is located in the southwest portion of Colorado within Montrose County, and is owned and operated by the County. The Airport is set on approximately 760 acres west of Colorado State Highway (SH) 97 at an elevation of 5,940 feet above sea level. The Airport is a public-use, general aviation airport that serves the County’s private, business, military and agricultural needs. AIB was developed during World War II, but since that time, the facilities have expanded, and the Airport has become an important asset to the surrounding region and community. Nucla Hopkins Field Airport is a 24 hour self-service 100LL and Jet-A.

Nucla Hopkins Field Airport | (970) 864-7111

Montrose Regional Airport | Montrose

Montrose Regional Airport is the primary commercial airport. This beautifully designed modern jetport provides two asphalt runways—one 10,000 feet, the other 8,498 feet in length. Travelers using the modern and accessible passenger terminal have their choice of on-site ground transportation and rental car services.

Montrose Regional Airport  | Ph: (970) 249-3203