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Frequency 122.90
Elevation 6787 ft
Lat/Long 37.8855, -111.4634
37° 53.13' , -111° 27.804'
Runway 14/32 3500 ft x 60 ft
Rwy 32 Uphill 2.8%
Ownership USFS (NW) / BLM NM (SE)



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Lynn Alley
1 week ago in a Stinson 108-3 with 8.50x6 tires

Windsock is actually pretty OK, but has become detached from the hoop about halfway around. As others have mentioned, the runway is rutted, especially at midfield near the intersection between the runway and the road. Unless you have really big tires, you need to be stopped by that point. This makes the usable runway about 1500 feet long when landing uphill on 32. I did fine on my 850s taking off downhill on 14, making sure to be airborne before the midfield ruts. The runway really does need to be graded. Wonder if UBCPA could help facilitate that in some way.

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Barry Gold

Landed north of the crossing road in a C-180 with 8.5 tires. As previous comments have said we we walked the strip and. I found the SOUTH portion is actually in better condition than the north. Numerous 10 inch ruts. If I was to do it over again I would land on the south portion PRIOR to the road.

5 days ago
Paul Ricklefs
1 month ago in a C180 with 8.50x6 tires

Runway rutted somewhat but I was able to land and takeoff safely. Watch where the road crosses for bigger bumps. I landed 32 and took off 14. Was a cooler day so DA wasn’t a problem. Could use a grading.

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Garrett Jones
8 months ago in a Cessna 185 with 8.50x 6 tires

Landed northwest to south east with a couple survey passes before hand. In the middle by the windsock there in a decent size rut probably from water runoff or traffic on a dirt road that cuts across from the east to west there. North side seems to be a bit smoother and more straight. There are some tie down anchors near windsock. the boulder male trail and a couple other trails nearby which brings in a few hikers so exercise caution with traveling vehicles. A couple locals were very happy to see a plane there also.

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Josh Kelson
1 year ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 31” tires

Take a good look before landing. South end is smoother than the north end and where the road crosses has some good bumps. North end has a rut pretty much right down the middle.

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Cory Wolf
2 years ago in a C205 with 850s tires

I stopped in to see if the strip had been graded yet. The county was supposed to touch it up this spring as well as add some filler to smooth out where the road crossed the strip. So far it’s not been done and I’ve put a call in to make sure they are still planning in it. Overall the strip is in good shape. Some vehicles have been on it and left some ruts on the north end, but they are on the edges and the few that are in the middle are minor. Locals continue to use the strip for camping, horseback riding, shooting, and ATV activity, so make sure to give it a good look before landing.

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Boulder Mail Trail

Added by Brent Rowser 2 years ago

Boulder Mail Trail is a 15.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Escalante, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult. Beginning in 1902, pack mules clattered along a carved sandstone trail, hauling letters and packages between Escalante and Boulder Town. The Boulder Mail Trail was a vital link between Boulder and the outside world until 1940 when Highway 12 was completed.

Upper Calf Creek

Added by Brent Rowser 2 years ago

Upper Calf Creek Falls Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Utah that features a waterfall.

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