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Dark Canyon South

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Frequency Unknown
Elevation Unknown
Lat/Long 37.8242, -110.0901
37° 49.452' , -110° 5.406'

Ownership BLM


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Information updated June 27, 2021 @ 6:16pm

Work to restore the runway at Dark Canyon will hopefully begin soon. In the meantime, the airstrip is in a rough condition. Please exercise extreme caution.

Ben Crowder
3 months ago in a Carbon Cub FX-3 with 31 tires

Tried landing a couple spots today, but kept getting scared off my large sage brush and sprouting trees like the last report. I think the far eastern end going uphill could be landed by someone with more skills, but the grass is tall and could be obscuring obstacles. Needs work for sure, could be a fun strip.

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Regan Richmond
1 year ago in a C-185 with 8.0 tires

Intended to land but didn’t. Large brush, ruts, and sprouting trees. Perhaps suitable for bigger tires, but I didn’t dare with my 8.00 and standard t-wheel

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Regan Richmond
2 years ago in a C-185 with 8.0 tires

Low pass overflight only. Large brush and clump grass. Wouldn't land without big tires and STOL capable airplane. Road that runs parallel could be landed just as well or better. The Dark Canyon North strip is better condition.

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Paul Barry
3 years ago in a Maule M-5

there are 2 strips at or near Dark Canyon. The satellite image associated with this strip (on this site) shows the strip to the south along Woodenshoe RD at 37 49.420N 110 05.341W. The Dark Canyon Plateau strip is north of the canyon at 37 53.772N 110 05.573W and it was pretty rough when I landed there years ago. Which one is going to be fixed up?

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Roger Rollins
4 years ago in a Maule M5-180C with 8.50 tires

Landed 10/5/19. Moderate crosswind. Runway is fairly rough with clump grass and some rocks. Land uphill on 8; depart 26. Marginal, but landable. If loaded, continue on to the east past some mild humps to get more takeoff room. It’s not smooth, and it’s remote.

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