Ibex / Tule Valley Hardpan | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Ibex / Tule Valley Hardpan

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Airstrip Info

Frequency 122.90
Elevation 4748 ft
Lat/Long 38.9834, -113.3666
38° 59.004' , -113° 21.996'
Runway All 10000 ft x 3000 ft
Ownership BLM


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Description: The Tule Valley Hardpan (aka Ibex) is a large dry lake bed just west of Sevier Dry Lake. Ibex is one of the three back country airstrips included in the State's "FLY UTAH Passport Program". To learn more, head to their website.

The Ibex Hardpan Briefing guide is available here.

Runway: Generally pilots land north/south on the area south of the island that rises about 200 feet above the hardpan.

Approach Considerations: Rapidly rising terrain west of the landing surface.

Amenities: None

Windsock: Yes, located atop the island.

2 months ago in a C205 with 600-6 tires

Lake bed was absolutly dry, hard, and smooth. Three other aircraft came in late afternoon. I enjoyed the company.


Tom Herbert
3 months ago in a C172 with 600 tires

Hard, dry and smooth as silk.


Josh Kelson
3 months ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 31” tires

Hard pan and lots of area to land. Couple wet spots around but off in the corners. The place is dry!

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Lee Trotter
4 months ago in a Mooney

Very little evidence of water. Hardpan essentially dry.


Gerald Marsh
10 months ago in a Cessna 172 with 6.00x6 tires

Great fun! The dry lake is in excellent condition! Wind sock is in good condition!


Ibex Climbing Area

Added by Brent Rowser 7 months ago

This is mostly a bouldering area with a few mixed gear, trad and sport routes. This place is epically eerie and seated at the end of a dry desert lake out in the middle of the desert in southern Utah. The boulders are monstrous red quartzite behemoths and since it all sits next to a dead lake it magnifies the feeling of how beautifully desolate and remote this area is. Besides the dead lake the rocks themselves give you an eerie feeling. Some of them are even hollow, completely solid, but they still ring like a bass drum when you bang on them. This is a five star bouldering area if you like to go high. https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105916340/ibex

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