Keg Knoll | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Keg Knoll


Frequency: 122.9
Runway: Heading: 05/23
Length: 1200 ft
Width: 12 ft
Surface: Soft Dirt / Brush
Elevation: 5244 ft
Lat/Long: 38.5675, -110.1005
38° 34.05' , -110° 6.03'
FAA Identifier: None
Land Ownership: BLM

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Airport Description

Description: Keg Knoll's airstrip is quite soft and covered with brush. Access point for Colonnade Arch (Five Hole Arch) trail. This airstrip is one of the airstrips that has been included in the Emery County Public Land Management Act of 2019 residing in the proposed Labyrinth Canyon Wilderness Area. The UBCP is currently working with our contacts at the BLM and the County regarding access to this airstrip.

Runway: Roughly 1800 ft long x 18 ft wide dirt runway in good condition. Slopes uphill slightly to the east. Last 1,000 feet or so on the east end more clear than the west end. Definitely a soft runway that is covered with brush.

Approach Considerations: Typically land uphill to the east and depart downhill to the west.

Amenities: None. Slight parking area south of landing surface on the east end.

Windsock: No.


Recent Reports

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Cory Wolf made a report.
Visited November 12, 2019 in a C205
Runway: Good condition
Camping area: Good condition
Windsock: Needs to be replaced

We over flew this strip as part of the survey flight we did with one of the rec planners from the Price District. The strip has seen recent use and looks to be in decent shape (reference the other recent reports). This airstrip is going to be affected by the Dingle Act and, according to the rec planner, will be one that is in danger of being lost as it will fall in the new wilderness area. So PLEASE, if you visit, make sure to file a report so that we can use the data to show that it is being used. That data will be invaluable when it comes time to argue for including it in the wilderness plan. In addition to the arch, there is also a hike to the Green River, the cowboy cave (Tibbits cave) and with a 5 mile bike ride, you can reach the trailhead to the Great Gallery.

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Tobias Burch made a report.
Visited November 03, 2019 in a CarbonCub
Runway: Good condition
Camping area: Good condition
Windsock: Needs to be replaced

Nice rwy. 2hours round trip hike to the arch.

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Clark Ashby made a report.
Visited November 02, 2019 in a C-180
Runway: Good condition
Camping area: Good condition
Windsock: Needs to be replaced

Overall, the strip is in pretty good condition; still a bit rough and soft but much better after the recent work party.

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Cory Wolf made a report.
Visited October 22, 2019 in a C205
Runway: Good condition
Camping area: Good condition
Windsock: Needs to be replaced

Did not land but did a low pass. The strip looks like it's in great shape and has seen recent traffic.

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Joshua Griffin made a report.
Visited April 04, 2019 in a Cessna 120
Runway: Good condition
Camping area: Great condition
Windsock: Needs to be replaced

Yep, still soft. There's a drag at the top of the airstrip. Maybe it can be dragged with a 180 with an IO550 to clear the brush. The 120 couldn't pull it.