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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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Information updated September 17, 2022 @ 1:33pm

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!

Wendy Lessig visited 1 week ago in a Piper PA-12 with 26” bushwheels tires

Airstrip surface and parking area are in great condition. The windsock went AWOL.

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Regan Richmond visited 1 month ago in a Cessna 150/150 with 8.0 tires

South end has a small washout area and brush. Full length is soft dirt layer and firm underneath. Great strip.

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Adam Rosenberg visited 5 months ago in a PA28-180 with 6x600 tires

I don't remember the windsock, but the airstrip was in great shape for my Piper Cherokee with small tires.

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Matthew Kalm visited 5 months ago in a Rans S-20 Raven with 26” tires

Runway is in great shape. Completely dry. Fun approach

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Craig Gustafson visited 7 months ago in a Carbon Cub EX with 31" tires

Landed north, departed to the south. Good windsock present, and nice fire ring made of large chunks of petrified wood, which are found copiously just down the hill from the airstrip. Bring firewood if you're camping - would be challenging to scramble down to the Dirty Devil river to search for driftwood.

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Camping at Dirty Devil

Added by Wendy Lessig 3 years 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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