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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Watson.

This page contains six sections:

Around Watson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Vernal. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northwest of where Watson would have been located. Vernal has a population of 10,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Rangely (CO). It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the northeast of Watson and has a population of 2,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Watson and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Dinosaur (CO)   [Map]   325   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ballard   [Map]   1,040   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Naples   [Map]   2,048   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Loma (CO)   [Map]     S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Mack (CO)   [Map]     S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Bonanza   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fort Duchesne   [Map]     NW   46 miles [74 km]
Gusher   [Map]     NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Jensen   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lapoint   [Map]     NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Ouray   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Randlett   [Map]     NW   42 miles [67.6 km]

For more communities neighboring Watson, please visit our County-by-County Page for Watson.

Uintah County ...

Watson would have been located within present day Uintah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Uintah County: Garfield (CO), Moffat (CO), Rio Blanco (CO), Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Grand & Summit.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Watson ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Watson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Watson.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Watson. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Utah

    Utah Tourism
    Parks for Utah

    Fishing in Utah
    Hunting in Utah


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Utah

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Utah

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Utah

Airports Near Watson ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Watson.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rangely Airport(IATA:RNG)   [Map]   4V0   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Vernal Rgnl.(VEL/KVEL)   [Map]   VEL   NNW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mack Mesa Airport   [Map]   C07   SSE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Roosevelt Muni.   [Map]   74V   WNW   54 miles [86.9 km]
Grand Junction Rgnl. (GJT/KGJT)   [Map]   GJT   SSE   62 miles [99.8 km]
Canyonlands Fld. (CNY/KCNY)   [Map]   CNY   SSW   84 miles [135.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Watson.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Watson. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Salt Lake City Intl. (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]   SLC   WNW   161 miles [259.1 km]
Denver Intl. (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]   DEN   E   237 miles [381.4 km]
City of Colorado Springs Muni. (COS/KCOS)   [Map]   COS   ESE   249 miles [400.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Grand Junction Rgnl. (GJT/KGJT)   [Map]   GJT   SSE   62 miles [99.8 km]
Canyonlands Fld. (CNY/KCNY)   [Map]   CNY   SSW   84 miles [135.2 km]
Yampa Valley Airport (ICAO: KHDN)   [Map]   HDN   ENE   110 miles [177 km]
Montrose Rgnl. (MTJ/KMTJ)   [Map]   MTJ   SE   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rangely Airport(IATA:RNG)   [Map]   4V0   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Vernal Rgnl.(VEL/KVEL)   [Map]   VEL   NNW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mack Mesa Airport   [Map]   C07   SSE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Roosevelt Muni.   [Map]   74V   WNW   54 miles [86.9 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Salt Lake City Intl.   (SLC/KSLC)   [Map]
        Website for Salt Lake City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Denver Intl.   (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]
        Website for Denver International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
City of Colorado Springs Muni.   (COS/KCOS)   [Map]
        Website for City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Grand Junction Rgnl.   (GJT/KGJT)   [Map]
        Website for Grand Junction Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Canyonlands Fld.   (CNY/KCNY)   [Map]
        Website for Canyonlands Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yampa Valley Airport   (ICAO: KHDN)   [Map]
        Website for Yampa Valley Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montrose Rgnl.   (MTJ/KMTJ)   [Map]
        Website for Montrose Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Vernal Rgnl.   (VEL/KVEL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

About Uintah County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Uintah County: www.co.uintah.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: www.utah.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Watson.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Watson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Watson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8819, Longitude: -109.1584     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Watson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Watson), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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