Dolores Point | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Dolores Point

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Airstrip Info

Frequency 122.90
Elevation 7154 ft
Lat/Long 38.7019, -109.0434
38° 42.1152' , -109° 2.6022'
Runway 14/32 3300 ft x 40 ft
Rwy 14 Uphill 1.7%
Ownership BLM


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Be Aware of Canyon winds and density altitude. Runway 14 has a 1.7% uphill grade and several uneven “humps”. Use caution, the southern 3rd of the runway has a rut developing (several inches wide and deep by 80ft long) in the center of the runway (see picture). Parking area contains old mining debris, park with caution. No water or facilities near the airstrip.

Scott Conner
4 months ago in a Cessna 182 with 8.50 mains 8.00 nose tires

Surface slightly damp after rains on 5/3/21 but no mud. There are some small ruts from ATV’s and vehicles but very doable with 8.50 mains. Camping and parking areas are in great shape.

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Randy Owen
10 months ago in a Zenith 701 with 800x6 tires

Dolores Point is in the best condition I’ve seen it. Very smooth.


Donald Goodman
11 months ago in a C182P with 8.50 tires

Bill Winfield, son of Wally Winfield, completely regraded the runway this past summer. Bill also installed new "Keep Off Runway" signs and is maintaining the two windsocks. If you meet Bill, please shake his hand and buy him a drink. There are two significant bumps (hills really) at the south end of the runway but you still have nearly 2400' of fairly constant runway (uphill to the south). Good parking at two locations on the south end.


Camping at Dolores Point

Added by Wendy Lessig 8 months ago

There is a nice camping area at the top end of the Dolores Point airstrip, large enough for several aircraft at a time. Short walk to the canyon rim and spectacular overlook.

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