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Dirty Devil

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Frequency 122.90
Elevation 4153 ft
Lat/Long 38.1734, -110.4454
38° 10.404' , -110° 26.724'
Runway 18/36 1200 ft x 18 ft
Rwy 36 Uphill 2.0%
Ownership BLM



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Description: Dirty Devil sits on a raised flat-top mesa immediately east of the Dirty Devil River.

Runway: 1200 ft long x 18 ft wide runs the entire length of the mesa. Airstrip can be soft at certain times of the year.

Approach Considerations: Short runway with no safety overruns on either end. Recommend landing north and departing south due to slight uphill grade. First hundred feet of landing distance has in the past been softer than the majority of the landing surface. 

Amenities: None. Parking area at the northwest end of the landing surface can only accommodate 2-3 airplanes.

Windsock: Yes, but watch out for cacti around the windsock!

Regan Richmond
2 months ago in a C-185 with 8.00 tires

South end of strip has a small erosion dip with plant growth 50ish feet from the end (sorry, didn’t get a pic). Otherwise in great shape. Landed north took off south. Calm winds with warm and humid July morning. Very good area to camp.

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Marc Lassaux
6 months ago in a ICP Savannah S with 8.00-6 tires

The strip is in great condition and it was a great day for flying Utah Back Country.

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Marc Lassaux
9 months ago in a ICP Savannah S with 8.00-6 tires

All in great condition. Great area and fun strip. The petrified wood in this area is amazing.

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Jack Holt
11 months ago in a C-180 with 31 tires

Still all good! Really nice spot.

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William Lipscomb
1 year ago in a PA-18 with 31" tires

Everything looks good. Appears you could still raft the river!

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Camping at Dirty Devil

Added by Wendy Lessig 1 year ago

Camping at the Dirty Devil airstrip is an amazing experience. Since it is on a shelf within a canyon, the red rock cliffs are majestic in the dawn and sunset light. The dark skies make for brilliant stargazing. Beware of plentiful cactus and thorns when choosing a spot to pitch your tent.

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