Grand Canyon West Airport

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Grand Canyon West Airport
Grand Canyon West Airport.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner The Hualapai Indian Tribe
Serves Grand Canyon West
Location 60 miles (97 km) northwest of Peach Springs, Arizona
Elevation AMSL 4,825 ft / 1,471 m
Coordinates 35°59′25″N 113°48′59″W / 35.99028°N 113.81639°W / 35.99028; -113.81639
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 5,058 1,542 Asphalt
Statistics (2006)
Aircraft operations 77,502

Grand Canyon West Airport (IATA: GCWFAA LID: 1G4) is a public airport 60 miles (97 km) northwest of Peach Springs, in Mohave County, Arizona.[1] It is owned and operated by the Hualapai tribe and is on the Hualapai Indian Reservation.

Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 71,316 commercial passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2011 and 147,794 in 2012.[2] The FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2007–2011 classified it as commercial service - primary because it has over 10,000 passenger boardings per year.[3]

Passengers can fly from Las Vegas or drive (120 miles from Las Vegas) which includes newly paved road that was previously a rough stretch of dirt road.[4]

Plane, helicopter and bus tours are offered. The bus tours stop at Hualapai Ranch, Eagle Point and Guano Point. Eagle Point is home to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.


Grand Canyon West Airport covers 350 acres (140 ha); its runway, (17/35), is 5,058 by 60 feet (1,542 m × 18 m) asphalt.[1]

In the year ending June 30, 2006 the airport had 77,502 aircraft operations, average 212 per day: 63% air taxi, 37% airline and <1% general aviation.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for 1G4 (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-07-05
  2. ^ "Enplanements at All Commercial Service Airports (by Rank) (PDF)" (PDF). US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  3. ^ FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems: 2007-2011
  4. ^ "Grand Canyon West | Hualapai Indian Reservation : SkyWalk". Arizona Leisure. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 

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