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Spotting at Denver International Airport

by Matt Falcus
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Denver is the largest airport in Colorado, and one of the busiest in the USA. It plays host to a large number of movements by Frontier and United Airlines. It also has services from all other main US airlines, and a number of international airlines.

Denver Airport has three terminals – A, B and C

Terminal A hosts Frontier’s regional fleet, operated by Lynx, and is the best terminal for spotting. Inside, walk to the end of the terminal where there are large glass windows. This overlooks the commuter aircraft, and across to the United gates. This is the best spot for covering most movements, although the airport is so big and has so many runways that it is impossible to cover everything.

Terminals B and C also both have large windows at their gates, which offer views of aircraft moving around.

There are few accessible views from around the perimeter due to a lack of public roads.

Anyone know of any other good spots? Please comment.


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Kevin Sanders April 21, 2009 - 10:33 am

As you rightly say due to the sheer size of the place I found the best place for spotting was the car park,cant remember which on but as you approach the terminal area it is the one to your left.This gives views over half of the Frontier terminal and you should be able to read off arrivals and departures from three runways.
Upon arrival have a word with the police and let them know what you are doing.You may get a visit but they are friendly.
Also,dont forget about the preserved Learjet (N10BD) in concourse three.

DenverAviation February 6, 2017 - 1:20 am

There is a spot that overlooks the northern runways. On 114th avenue, there are many pulloffs, so you can get shots from any angle and any lightning. This only works when aircraft are landing on the northern runways. I have personally never gotten a visit from police, but I have heard that they are friendly, and at most might just ask you to leave. Good luck spotting!

Matt Falcus February 6, 2017 - 10:41 am

Thanks for the tip!

Paul Turner June 23, 2019 - 12:33 pm

Hello, does anyone have any reports on what views are available from the Westin hotel?


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