Gruver's Mesa | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Gruver's Mesa

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Airstrip Info

Frequency 122.90
Elevation 4836 ft
Lat/Long 38.7161, -110.2056
38° 42.966' , -110° 12.336'
Runway 9/27 1370 ft x 30 ft
Rwy 27 Uphill 0.3%
Ownership BLM



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Information updated May 17, 2021 @ 10:22pm

Gruver’s Mesa:

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.

Windsock: No

Gary Hilley
10 months ago in a Super Cub with 31 tires

All good here. Grass and other plants growing in but still fine.

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Tyler McClymond
1 year ago in a Cessna 180 with 8.00-6 tires

Beautiful spot with views in all directions! Great hiking possibilities as well. Runway and parking are slightly soft, although dry, from recent moisture. I did notice a pipe, about 2" diameter steel, protruding from the ground by about twelve inches. Its just a few feet beyond western end turn around/run up. Pipe is located on south side of two track exiting to the west.

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Marc Lassaux
1 year ago in a ICP Savannah S with 21 tires

All in great shape. Nice spot with some nice exploring in the area.

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Cory Wolf
1 year ago in a C205 with 850 tires

Gruver’s was in incredibly good shape. Smooth, firm and 99% flat with just a few bumps. The new windsock is appreciated. Having landed here right after it was initially cleared and graded, I thought maybe it would be a little soft as it has been in years past, but it is in perfect condition.

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Josh Kelson
1 year ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 31 tires

Some fresh work done to widen the road. Nice little spot, runway condition is good. Will be back.

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