Fry Canyon | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Fry Canyon


Frequency: 122.9
Runway: Heading: 14/32
Length: 3400 ft
Width: 80 ft
Surface: Dirt
Elevation: 5372 ft
Lat/Long: 37.6515, -110.1709
37° 39.09' , -110° 10.254'
FAA Identifier: UT74
Land Ownership: BLM NM

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Airport Description

RWY 30 is uphill 1.70%. Caution: RWY 30 has a displaced threshold and is uphill. When conditions allow, it's recommended to land uphill on RWY 30 and to take-off down hill on 12. When landing on RWY 30, land just past the road that crosses the airstrip. Approximately 2,382 ft of the airstrip are NW/up-hill of the road. Usually, airplanes are able to taxi across the road to park downhill from the airstrip. The airstrip is not usable when wet.  There is a slot canyon to explore nearby and Anasazi ruins across the canyon. The runway was bladed in 2012. On a 4-3-19 visit it was obvious airplanes had been visiting the airstrip. The windsock was in great condition and for the most part, the airstrip to the NW of the road was smooth with a few small bushes starting.


Recent Reports

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Michael Mayra made a report.
Visited May 16, 2020 in a Maule
Runway: Good condition
Camping area: Good condition
Windsock: Needs to be replaced

Little bit of vegetation on the runway. Firm surface underneath. Kitfox on 8.50s made it no problem.

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Eric Berg made a report.
Visited April 17, 2020 in a C182P
Runway: Good condition
Camping area: Good condition
Windsock: Needs to be replaced

Vehicle traffic on Rwy has produced non-linear ruts, mainly S edge strip. The NW antique hood is gone, but remaining, now in NW brush pile, is a shovel and plywood pads I stashed there yrs ago.

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Donald Goodman made a report.
Visited April 13, 2020 in a C182P
Runway: Good condition
Camping area: Good condition
Windsock: Needs to be replaced

Runway very good condition. A bit soft at the displaced threshold of 30 (at the road intersection). Wind sock torn and now a "wind flag". The "Caution Runway" sign on the road (west side of runway) is illegible.

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Roger Rollins made a report.
Visited October 13, 2019 in a Maule M5 180C
Runway: Good condition
Camping area: Good condition
Windsock: Good condition

Prefer landing NW if possible, touching down as noted beyond the intersecting road. Dusty the day I was there. Two other C180’s came in while I was there. Didn’t have time to explore. Maybe next time. Other than being right next to a highway, this is a fine strip.

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Perry Hacking made a report.
Visited May 09, 2019 in a T206H
Runway: Good condition
Camping area: Great condition
Windsock: Good condition

Landed uphill. Lots of grass due to wet spring. Grass clumps make it bumpy but underlying runway in good condition. Did not trust runway surface before the road that transects the runway. Did not stop to inspect it, but it looked 50/50 to this rookie.