Perry Stokes Airport

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Perry Stokes Airport
Perry Stokes Airport terminal building.JPG
The terminal building, viewed from the apron.
Airport typePublic
OperatorLas Animas County[1]
Locationnortheast of Trinidad, Colorado
Elevation AMSL5,760 ft / 1,756 m
Coordinates37°15′33.76″N 104°20′26.43″W / 37.2593778°N 104.3406750°W / 37.2593778; -104.3406750Coordinates: 37°15′33.76″N 104°20′26.43″W / 37.2593778°N 104.3406750°W / 37.2593778; -104.3406750
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 5,500 1,676 Asphalt
9/27 5,500 1,676 Gravel/Dirt

Perry Stokes Airport (IATA: TAD, ICAO: KTAD) is 11 miles (18 km) northeast of Trinidad, Colorado. Until 1957 it was on Continental's route between Denver and Albuquerque, one DC-3 a day each way; it may not have had scheduled airline flights since then.


The airport covers 650 acres (263 ha) and has two runways:

  • 3/21: 5,500 x 100 ft (30 m) Asphalt
  • 9/27: 5,500 x 100 ft (30 m) Gravel/Dirt


Built in 1936 by the Works Project Administration, the airport was originally named Trinidad Airport. It takes its current name from Perry F. Stokes, an early airport manager and flight instructor.[2][3]


  1. ^ "About us". Las Animas County, Colorado. 2013. Retrieved 2018-04-01. Perry Stokes Airport is located northeast of Trinidad Colorado. The airport is owned by Las Animas County.
  2. ^ "Perry Stokes Airport - Trinidad, CO - Airports on". 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  3. ^ "Perry F. Stokes". Colorado Aviation Historical Society. Retrieved 2018-04-01.

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