38° 42.942' , -110° 11.904'
x 30 ft
Dirt with leafy brush
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Description: Gruver’s Mesa airstrip consists on two runways, one orientated east/west and one northeast/southwest.
Runway: East/west runway: approximately 3500’x30’. Utilize the two track road. The western half of this runway has the best landing surface with small bushes and clumps of grass. Northeast/Southwest runway is approximately 2300’x 40’ and is more overgrown and will be rougher.
Approach Considerations: The airstrip sits atop a mesa and approaches from any direction are unobstructed. The western end of the east/west runway provides the best landing surface. The NE/SW runway is more overgrown than the E/W runway, which also has a two track road along its length.
Amenities: Primitive camping is available on the strip. No formal amenities. The location offers good access to several slot canyons nearby. Moonshine Wash and Three Finger Canyon are two of them. Via the slot canyons the Green and San Rafael Rivers should be accessible as well.
1 month ago in a C205 with 850s tires
We camped here for one night to explore Moonshine Wash. The strip is in very good shape. It’s firmed up but is still soft in the parking areas and anywhere off of the groomed portions. Some washboarding is starting to develop, but nothing too bad.
Mini Slot CanyonAdded by Gary Hilley 2 months ago
A narrow little 2 to 3.5 hour slot canyon with 2 rappels to 30 feet. Or just out to the 1st rappel and back with no gear. Large frame canyoneers may not enjoy this slot and may have difficulty threading the anchor ring due to the constriction at the start of the final rappel. This canyon is right off the NE end of the airstrip
Hiking/CanyoneeringAdded by Cory Wolf 1 month ago
Moonshine Wash is an easy 1 mile hike from the runway. The west fork of Moonshine Wash can be accessed approximately mid way. Locate Moonshine Spring and follow it along its south rim. From this area the wash can be easily accessed. Turning north you'll run into a 20-30' down climb that can be managed by either chimneying down, or with ropes or webbing. Once past this obstacle, you can make it to the junction of the east and west fork. Continuing up the east you can reach the slot as well as the sheep bridge before needing to do any more up climbs.