Golden Municipal Airport is owned and operated by the Town of Golden. The airfield supports day-time operations and is equipped with a paved 4,500 ft. x 75 ft. runway, several taxiways and parking areas, a terminal building, weather station, and aircraft fueling facilities. Several businesses and tenants are located at the Airport, including two helicopter operators, a skydiving organization, Golden and District Search and Rescue, a wildfire suppression base, and private aircraft hangars. Approximately 5,300 aircraft movements were recorded in 2019, including:
- Commercial activities (e.g. heliskiing, skydiving);
- Corporate and charter flights;
- Recreational aircraft;
- Air ambulance flights;
- Search and rescue missions;
- Wildfire suppression operations; and
- Military and law enforcement.
In 2019 the Town of Golden commissioned HM Aero Aviation Consulting to conduct a comprehensive review of the current and potential future roles of Golden Municipal Airport. To learn more about the project, including the strategic and tactical plan for the Golden Airport moving forward, visit the viability study page.