The cheapest times to fly from DEN to GJT are

  • August 6th to July 29th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DEN to GJT is mid November. Prices can be as high as $575 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $343 for Wednesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Grand Junction

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to Grand Junction, CO (GJT) will usually cost between $389 to $575 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $382. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $416. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $33 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $389 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to GJT flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DEN to GJT route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DEN to GJT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to GJT flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Denver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.14, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $10 (3%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $383. Return trip prices are from the GJT to DEN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DEN to GJT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 22 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DEN to GJT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY) in Moab, UT

  • 71 miles (114 km) away from GJT
  • Usually 58.48% less expensive than GJT
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to CNY flights

Destination alternative #2: Vernal Regional Airport (VEL) in Vernal, UT

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from GJT
  • Usually 62.60% less expensive than GJT
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to VEL flights

Destination alternative #3: Cortez Municipal Airport (CEZ) in Cortez, CO

  • 126 miles (203 km) away from GJT
  • Usually 47.81% less expensive than GJT
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to CEZ flights

Destination alternative #4: Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) in Gunnison, CO

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from GJT
  • Usually 14.65% less expensive than GJT
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to GUC flights

Destination alternative #5: Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field Airport (ASE) in Aspen, CO

  • 89 miles (143 km) away from GJT
  • Usually 13.11% less expensive than GJT
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to ASE flights

Destination alternative #6: Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) in Telluride, CO

  • 87 miles (140 km) away from GJT
  • Usually 7.97% less expensive than GJT
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to TEX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DEN to GJT? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Grand Junction Regional Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 212 miles or 341 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DEN to GJT?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to GJT flight is about 1 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and Grand Junction, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 47 available flights from DEN to GJT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DEN
Origination airport name Denver International Airport
City Denver, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -104.7

Return Airport

Destination code GJT
Destination airport name Grand Junction Regional Airport
City Grand Junction, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.1
Longitude -108.5


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to GJT tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 30% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 24% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave GJT heading for DEN about 16 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Grand Junction, CO is about 15 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 19 minutes late
  • Republic: 8 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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