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Information updated May 6, 2021 @ 6:03pm
It's a bit rough due to vegetation, and there is a quite a bit of prickly pear. Pretty soft, but not bad for big tires. Some rain a couple of days earlier probably helped. There's really not much evidence that an airstrip ever existed here. But I almost ran over a thick metal rod hidden in some grass that appeared to be a former tie down, sticking about 4" above the surface. Removed it. You definitely want to stay between the road and the cattle trail, and the southern half looks better than the northern portion which is closer to the road convergence.
This is a super soft landing strip with some large overgrown areas of weeds. The sand bogs down the tired sand the weed clumps cause some major bumpiness. Parking only should be attempted at the north/east end as everywhere else is extremely soft and you won’t get going at all. I had a friend pull me out of the sand because I stopped too soon. Long runway to the south which you will need cause you can’t gain any speed in the sand. Had to do a full power start from the parking area and still used 4000 feet of runway. Beautiful area and camping area is just over the hill, with Blue John canyon hike easily accessible, so it is an awesome place to have a strip. I don’t know what improvements can help the deep sand but something needs to help to make this strip safer. Maybe some water and keeping the cows off the strip would be a good start.
This is definitely an unimproved grass strip, and to be used with care. Cattle have cut a trail down what was the original strip, so care must be taken to sidestep that. Great parking area, and access to Blue John canyon as well as some great camping! All around amazing location and 100% worth investing some time to rehab, especially since it is so easily accessible by vehicle.
Blue John Canyon CanyoneeringAdded by Cory Wolf 2 years ago
This airstrip provides good access to the Blue John Canyon. For detailed information, visit this website.