Keg Knoll | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Keg Knoll

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Airstrip Info

Frequency 122.90
Elevation 5244 ft
Lat/Long 38.5675, -110.1005
38° 34.05' , -110° 6.03'
Runway 05/23 1200 ft x 12 ft
Soft Dirt / Brush
Rwy 5 Uphill 1.3%
Ownership BLM


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Heads up: This airstrip is temporarily closed and should not be used.

Information updated May 13, 2021 @ 7:48pm

Description: Keg Knoll's airstrip is quite soft and covered with brush. Access point for Colonnade Arch (Five Hole Arch) trail. This airstrip is one of the airstrips that has been included in the Emery County Public Land Management Act of 2019 residing in the proposed Labyrinth Canyon Wilderness Area. The UBCP is currently working with our contacts at the BLM and the County regarding access to this airstrip.  The survival of this strip depends on its successful inclusion during the planning process for the Labyrinth Wilderness Area.  Unfortunately, until then, the airstrip is closed to motor vehicle use.

Runway: Roughly 1800 ft long x 18 ft wide dirt runway in good condition. Slopes uphill slightly to the east. Last 1,000 feet or so on the east end more clear than the west end. Definitely a soft runway that is covered with brush.

Approach Considerations: Typically land uphill to the east and depart downhill to the west.

Amenities: None. Slight parking area south of landing surface on the east end.

Windsock: No.

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

Did the hike to arch today. Nobody else out there. The arch is pretty neat, the trail is all over the place though. Cairns everywhere, so it takes a little hunting to find. If you plan to do it, maybe mark the arch in a GPS to help find it.

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

runway looks like it is getting some good use. Found an old drag just off the eastern end that I hadn't seen before.

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Michael Mayra
3 years ago in a Maule with 31 tires

Soft and covered in brush like precious posts have mentioned. Big tires make for quick work. All in all, it’s a nice strip but better suited for aircraft with larger tires/suspension

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

We over flew this strip as part of the survey flight we did with one of the rec planners from the Price District. The strip has seen recent use and looks to be in decent shape (reference the other recent reports). This airstrip is going to be affected by the Dingle Act and, according to the rec planner, will be one that is in danger of being lost as it will fall in the new wilderness area. So PLEASE, if you visit, make sure to file a report so that we can use the data to show that it is being used. That data will be invaluable when it comes time to argue for including it in the wilderness plan. In addition to the arch, there is also a hike to the Green River, the cowboy cave (Tibbits cave) and with a 5 mile bike ride, you can reach the trailhead to the Great Gallery.

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Tobias Burch
4 years ago in a CarbonCub with 26 tires

Nice rwy. 2hours round trip hike to the arch.

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Colonade Arch (Five Hole Arch)

Added by Brent Rowser 3 years ago

3 mile moderate hike to a stunning arch high above the Green River and Two Mile Canyon. The arch is unique with its five openings.

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