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Bryce Canyon Airport
Bryce Canyon Airport, Utah (2018).jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Garfield County
Serves Bryce Canyon, Utah
Elevation AMSL 7,590 ft / 2,313 m
Coordinates 37°42′23″N 112°08′42″W / 37.70639°N 112.14500°W / 37.70639; -112.14500
Runway Length Surface
ft m
3/21 7,395 2,254 Asphalt
Statistics (2004)
Aircraft operations 3,132

Bryce Canyon Airport (IATA: BCEICAO: KBCEFAA LID: BCE) is a public airport located four miles (6 km) north of Bryce Canyon, in Garfield County, Utah, United States. It is owned by Garfield County.

The airport is near Bryce Canyon National Park and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Facilities and aircraft

Bryce Canyon Airport covers an area of 215 acres (87 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway (3/21) measuring 7,395 x 75 ft (2,254 x 23 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2004, the airport had 3,132 aircraft operations: 57% general aviation, 26% air taxi and 17% scheduled commercial.

Charter airlines and destinations

  • Air Grand Canyon (Prescott, South Rim Grand Canyon)
  • Air Vegas (Las Vegas)
  • Talon Air (Las Vegas)
  • Grand Canyon Airlines
  • King Air (Henderson)
  • Westwind (Deer Valley, Page, Phoenix)

Historic significance

The Garfield County Airport Hangar is significant as an unusual example of a log hangar. The hangar was built of local ponderosa pine by the Works Progress Administration in 1936. The hangar's gabled roof is supported sawn wood trusses spanning 83 feet (25 m). The trusses are expressed on the outside and infilled with half-rounds of log, giving a half timbered effect. The hangar and airport were built by Garfield County and the WPA with the aim of attracting tourism to Bryce Canyon National Park, which had been designated in 1928.

The timber used in the hangar shows the marks of the borers that infested the trees, which were harvested as part of a program to remove beetle-killed trees. The hangar is unique in its adaptation of local construction techniques to accommodate a new transportation technology.

Bryce Canyon Airport was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

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