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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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
1 year ago in a Super Cub with 31 tires

Still fairly short usable area on the west side, but it is getting better with more use.


Gary Hilley
2 years ago in a Super Cub with 31 tires

There is about 500ft usable on the Western part of the runway.


Cory Wolf
2 years ago in a C205 with 850s tires

We over flew this strip during our survey flight with one of the rec planners from the Price District. After several low passes, another pilot in our group in a C180 with 850s rolled the western half of the runway. He reported that it should be doable with 850s or larger and that it was in decent shape. There is also a stretch of road just south of the strip looked like a viable option for landing to gain access to walk the strip if needed. The road is regularly maintained and well graded. We plan on getting back down there to land it and get a better assessment...and do a little brush clean up as needed. Moonshine wash is about a mile east of here and this strip should provide access to some great slot canyon hiking.


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