Ibex / Tule Valley Hardpan | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Ibex / Tule Valley Hardpan


Frequency: 122.9
Runway: Heading: All
Length: 10000 ft
Width: 3000 ft
Surface: Hardpan
Elevation: 4748 ft
Lat/Long: 38.9834, -113.3666
38° 59.004' , -113° 21.996'
FAA Identifier: None
Land Ownership: BLM

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Airport Description

Description: The Tule Valley Hardpan (aka Ibex) is a large dry lake bed just west of Sevier Dry Lake. Ibex is one of the three back country airstrips included in the State's "FLY UTAH Passport Program". To learn more, head to their website.

The Ibex Hardpan Briefing guide is available here.

Runway: Generally pilots land north/south on the area south of the island that rises about 200 feet above the hardpan.

Approach Considerations: Rapidly rising terrain west of the landing surface.

Amenities: None

Windsock: Yes, located atop the island.


Recent Reports

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Roy Evans made a report.
Visited November 15, 2019 in a
Runway: Great condition
Camping area: Great condition
Windsock: Good condition

Submitted via email : "Visited ibex yesterday, stood the wind sock back up. Ground is good and hard. Great day."

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Wendy Lessig made a report.
Visited April 13, 2019 in a Supercub
Runway: Good condition
Camping area: Great condition
Windsock: Needs to be replaced

Runway is NOT in good condition. Ibex is very wet, too wet to land, even with big bushwheels. Standing water in all quadrants. More rain is in the forecast for this week. Windsock was missing.

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Cory Wolf made a report.
Visited March 23, 2019 in a C205
Runway: Great condition
Camping area: Great condition
Windsock: Needs to be replaced

The north landing area is in great shape. We landed there with a C170 and a 206 both also on 850s. The area south of the sagebrush that is between the island and the north landing area looked wet/damp and not usable yet. The pole for the windsock looked like it was up but the sock wasn't seen. We didn't have time to hike over from the north landing area. It may just be up in the rocks.

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