Hubbard | Utah Back Country Pilots Association


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Frequency 122.90
Elevation 4670 ft
Lat/Long 38.675, -108.9883
38° 40.5' , -108° 59.2998'
Runway 18/36 2358 ft x 75 ft
Rwy 18 Uphill 3.4%
Ownership BLM


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Information updated May 16, 2021 @ 10:22pm

Description: This is a private airstrip servicing the resort town of Gateway. Uphill to the south and tucked into the junction of a canyon, this strip, while long and in good condition, should be still given caution.

Runway: The centerline of the runway is mostly small gravel and hard pack dirt. Towards the edges larger rocks and clumps of grass may cause a problem for smaller tire aircraft. Sloping considerably uphill to the south the runway ends nearly at the canyon wall. With a tailwind on final a late go around may not be possible. Downhill landings into the wind are possible but will require a modified final to avoid higher terrain just off the end of the runway. 

Approach Considerations: Strong swirling canyon winds are possible here. The prevailing winds favor a tailwind in the uphill direction. This can be quite hazardous for go arounds and landing surveys. Early go arounds and downhill landing surveys should be accomplished. Landing downhill will require terrain avoidance with low altitude maneuvering. Be cautious landing uphill as the sloping uphill terrain may create a visual illusion producing a lower than normal approach path. 

Parking: Should be arranged with ownership, but the south end offers some room along with a concrete pad near midfield. 
Hod (Harold) Dahl
1 year ago in a PA-18 with 31” tires

Previous trip report is still accurate! Land South. Take off North. Fun spot!

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Patrick Baxter
2 years ago in a Scout with 31 tires

There is an active helicopter tour operation at the Gateway Canyon Resort (next to the airstrip), so announce your intentions when you get in the area. There is no windsock on the airstrip, but there are flags and a windsock at the resort. The runway is pretty smooth/firm, but with clump grass. There is a jeep trail on the runway that runs slightly off the centerline for the entire length. The resort is 5-star and has a world class car museum, restaurant and an adventure center where you can rent atv, jeeps, etc. The Delores airstrip is located on the mesa above Hubbard/Gateway. Beautiful place to fly!

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Gateway Canyons Resort

Added by Patrick Baxter 2 years ago

The Gateway Canyon resort is located at the end of the Hubbard airstrip. It's 5-star resort with a restaurant, spa, world class car museum and adventure center where you can rent atv's, jeeps, cars, horses, etc.

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