41° 27.51' , -112° 41.328'
x 13 ft
|Ownership||State Sovereign Land / Private|
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Description: The Spiral Jetty airstrip appears more like a rutted two-track road that runs along the shoreline of the Great Salt Lake almost 2 miles north of the famous Spiral Jetty. The airstrip lies on State Sovereign Land to the west and Private Land to the east. Currently the UBCP is working with the State to reinstate aircraft access to the airstrip. Until otherwise reported the airstrip is temporarily closed to pilots.
Runway: 1250 ft long x 13 ft wide hard rutted two-track road.
Approach Considerations: Prefer approaching from the west, departing to the west.
I did a fly-by and took photos. The airstrip looks to be in good condition. Did not land due to the ongoing sovereign lands discussion which will determine if we can someday land at Spiral Jetty again.
The runway is actually a 4 wheeler road that is quite long (>3000 ft). No significant ruts. 850 tires would be just fine. At first I was looking for a 1200ft landing strip and landed on this long "road". Just to the west about 30 yrds is a sand beach with a strip about 1200 ft long. I thought this was the actual landing strip so I cleaned up the area, then tested it out...shazam! It was nice. Beware of a 4ft post on the south approach end. The high water edge is currently usable for about 30 ft out toward the water. Otherwise, > 30 ft the shore looks good but you will sink 1-2 inches walking on the "dry" surface.