38° 42.966' , -110° 12.336'
x 30 ft
Rwy 27 Uphill 0.3%
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Description: The airstrip sits atop Gruver's Mesa just south of the San Rafael River.
Runway: Runway 9/27 consists of a 1370’x30’ cleared section on the western end of a two-track road (the full runway length is 3500', including the uncleared portion). Runway 5/23 is 2200' and is overgrown and not recommended.
Approach Considerations: The airstrip sits atop a mesa and approaches from any direction are unobstructed.
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.
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 7 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 6 months 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.