About MTJ

Montrose Regional Airport is your "Your Runway to Recreation".

Montrose Regional Airport TerminalMontrose Airport lies at the base of Colorado's majestic San Juan Mountains, 300 miles southwest of Denver.  We are just minutes from spectacular hiking, fishing, camping, golf, skiing, theaters, museums, hotels, and of course, delicious Colorado cuisine.  

General Facts

  • The facility was dedicated on June 25, 1988
  • The elevation of the Montrose Airport is 5,759 feet
  • Aviation services are provided by Atlantic Aviation


18076577_405075499861932_1156909204043307577_oMontrose Regional Airport (MTJ) has two runways. The longest and widest runway is 17/35, roughly north to south. The runway is 10,000 feet long and 150 feet wide with a pavement rating of 75,000 for single wheel landing gear aircraft and 190,000 pounds for dual wheel gear aircraft. Runway 17/35 has a precision instrument approach with MALSR's, REIL's, and PAPI's.
The second runway 13/31 is 7,500 feet in length and 100 feet wide with a pavement rating of 65,000 for single wheel landing gear aircraft and 90,000 pounds for dual wheel aircraft. Runway 13/31 is a non-precision runway with REIL's and VASI's.

Both runways have high intensity runway lights which are pilot controlled. There is also a rotating beacon to assist pilots in locating the airport facility at night and during periods of inclement weather.