The cheapest times to fly from DSM to GJT are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • May 28th to November 18th (except the weeks of June 25th, July 2nd, August 13th, October 1st, and October 15th)

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 DSM to GJT is early November. Prices can be as high as $768 for Sunday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $276 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Grand Junction

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Grand Junction, CO (GJT) will usually cost between $296 to $527 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $339. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $554. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $215 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $391 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to GJT flight.

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

DSM to GJT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to GJT flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Des Moines. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $110 (24%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $336. Return trip prices are from the GJT to DSM 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 DSM to GJT can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 25 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DSM to GJT

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DSM to GJT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Phoenix, AZ (DSM > AZA > GJT)

  • Price for both tickets: $373
  • Average savings: $19 (4.73%)

See DSM to AZA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 800 miles or 1287 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to GJT flight is about 2 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Des Moines, IA and Grand Junction, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from DSM to GJT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DSM
Origination airport name Des Moines International Airport
City Des Moines, IA
Country the United States
Latitude 41.5
Longitude -93.7

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


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