Bryce Canyon Airport

B ryce Canyon Airport is a public-use airport located four miles north of Bryce Canyon City, formerly known as Ruby’s Inn, in Garfield County, Utah. It covers 215 acres and has one asphalt-paved runway (3/21), measuring 7,395 X 75 feet. The Airport caters mainly to small, propeller-powered planes and helicopters – mostly aircraft associated with Bryce Canyon Airlines, which offers scenic flights over the area’s abundant natural wonders, such as Bryce Canyon National Park and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, as well as charter service to regional areas including: Cedar City, Utah; St. George, Utah; Page, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Salt Lake City, Utah. The runway can also accommodate large airliners in emergencies. According to Airport Manager, Tye Ramsay, the Airport was originally built as a mail carrier route. In 1936, the federal government’s WPA (Works Progress Administration), a New Deal Agency, partially funded the construction of a new hangar on the airfield, while the County called for local men to donate their labor AT A GLANCE BRYCE CANYON AIRPORT WHAT: A public-use airport WHERE: Four miles north of Bryce Canyon City, in Garfield County, Utah WEBSITE: yon irport A natural wonder