Nordin Ranch | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Nordin Ranch

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Airstrip Info

Frequency 122.90
Elevation 4200 ft
Lat/Long 37.3229, -113.9564
37° 19.374' , -113° 57.384'
Runway 4/22 2175 ft x 20 ft
Dirt
Ownership BLM

Weather

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Description: Thanks to Larry Nagel for giving us a report on the airstrip! Here's his description:

Finally, a backcountry strip on my side of the state. It's just a 20 minute flight from the Hurricane airport rather than the two hours it takes to get from here to most of the strips. Unfortunately this strip isn't what one might call prime real estate. When I got there I had trouble identifying it because it looks just like a two-track used by ATVs. As a matter of fact there were a couple of side-by-sides that showed up just before I took off. I finally decided that what I was looking at was indeed the airstrip when I saw a tall white pole that looked like it may have carried a wind sock at one time. The strip is mainly rocky terrain with stones that range from golf ball size to grapefruit and larger size. Very bumpy the say the least. There is short brush and some 10 to 15 feet high juniper trees on either side. There is a noticeable grade with the south end being about 89 feet lower than the north end. About 200 to 300 feet south of the north end there is a slight jog in the strip.

Runway: 2175 ft long x 20 ft wide two-track road-like runway sloping uphill slightly covered in rocks.

Approach Considerations: Be on the lookout for other trail users (ATV/UTVs) on the landing surface.

Amenities: No

Windsock: Has a pole, needs a windsock (maybe a frame too?)

Rader Johnson
7 months ago in a Piper Pacer with 8.50 tires

Fun little strip. Had to go around on short final due to Jeeps on the runway. Talked with them after we landed. Good folks. A few bumpy spots. Slow down on roll out so you don’t abuse the tailwheel. We threw some of the bigger rocks off the runway for the next guys who land. Gorgeous at sunset. Camping potential. Needs windsock.

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Ted Abbott
10 months ago in a Truck with 800x6 tires

Had shooting targets with plywood backing and very large rocks holding them up in center of runway,, Removed all trash and rocks off runway area. Suggest close overflight prior to landing to check runway. Ted Abbott

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Larry Nagel
1 year ago in a C150/150 with 6.00 tires

Finally, a backcountry strip on my side of the state. It's just a 20 minute flight from the Hurricane airport rather than the two hours it takes to get from here to most of the strips. Unfortunately this strip isn't what one might call prime real estate. When I got there I had trouble identifying it because it looks just like a two-track used by ATVs. As a matter of fact there were a couple of side-by-sides that showed up just before I took off. I finally decided that what I was looking at was indeed the airstrip when I saw a tall white pole that looked like it may have carried a wind sock at one time. The strip is mainly rocky terrain with stones that range from golf ball size to grapefruit and larger size. Very bumpy the say the least. There is short brush and some 10 to 15 feet high juniper trees on either side. There is a noticeable grade with the south end being about 89 feet lower than the north end. About 200 to 300 feet south of the north end there is a slight jog in the strip. My handheld GPS indicated the the north end of the strip is at 37.3255 degrees N latitude and 113.9538 degrees W longitude with and elevation of 4258 feet. The south end of the runway is at 37.3209 degrees N latitude and 113.9586 degrees W longitude with an elevation of 4169 feet. That resolves to magnetic headings of 4 degrees and 220 degrees and an overall length of 2175 feet.

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