Backcountry Flying

Backcountry Flying

Practical Day Trips from Thunder Ridge Airpark

Starting with Mexican Mountain, the exploration by aircraft of back country airstrips with pleasant temperatures in practically every season begins less than a 30 minute flight from Thunder Ridge Airpark.   Utah's diversity in backcountry and adventure flying and the Airpark's proximity, enables four season fly-in fun to that favorite remote airstrip .   Create your own fly-in camping reunion at a nearby mountain airstrip on a cool July weekend or choose a day trip to a Utah airstrip deep in red rock canyon country during spring, fall, and even winter.    Utah's backcountry airstrip exploration includes forested and mountain wilderness, deep canyon and red rock country, and the west desert Salt Flats.   Fly-in and explore in more seasons with more pleasant temperatures than Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico.   Plus when Idaho is cold and seems too remote, our milder winters enable easy access to canyon country for convenient camping even in winter.   Escape the summer heat, the winter smog, and the city noise and come fly with us.   Enjoy the videos and be sure to check here to see how affordable a backcountry cabin on a big lot, including utilities really is. 

    

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Utah Back Country Pilots:  A group of enthusiasts dedicated to preserving and enjoying the incredible Utah back country. Utah has some remote landing strips open to the public. We believe these to be a national treasure. We donate our time and resources toward maintaining

and preserving this resource.

Shortfield.com is a community-driven, interactive directory of backcountry airstrips and off-airport landing sites. If you like backcountry flying and STOL airplanes, you're in the rights spot!

Utah Canyon Country

Mexican Mountain

Distance: 89 Miles

Credit to nabuhaider 

Caveman Ranch

Distance: 140 Miles

Credit to Charles Cholet

Dirty Devil

Distance: 146 Miles

Credit to John Rhodes

Happy Canyon

Distance: 149 Miles

Credit to Charles Cholet

Mineral Canyon

Distance: 128 Miles

Credit to flyBearhawk

Hidden Splendor

Distance: 117 Miles

Credit to mustanggun

Hite

Distance: 165 Miles

Credit to John Rhodes

Fry Canyon

Distance: 184 Miles

Mexican Mountain

Distance: 89 Miles

Credit to mustanggun

Caveman Ranch

Distance: 140 Miles

Credit to Shelby Canam

Dirty Devil

Distance: 146 Miles

Credit to Flying Pooch Productions

Happy Canyon

Distance: 149 Miles

Credit to John Rhodes

Mineral Canyon

Distance: 128 Miles

Credit to STOLSPEED

Hidden Splendor

Distance: 117 Miles

Credit to OK3 AIR

Hite

Distance: 165 Miles

Credit to Flying Pooch Productions

Credit to johnmsac

Utah West Desert

IBEX Hard Pan

Distance: 160 Miles

Credit to Dan Jones

Black Mountain

Distance: 134 Miles

Credit to Timothy Timmons

IBEX Hard Pan

Distance: 160 Miles

Credit to grassstrippilot

Cedar Valley

Distance: 60 Miles

Credit to John Gonthier

Utah Mountain Regions

McCook Ridge

Distance: 95 Miles

Credit to John Rhodes

Winter Ridge

Distance: 18 Miles

Credit to John Rhodes

Willow Flats

Distance: 95 Miles

Credit to Charles Cholet

Tavaputs Ranch

Distance: 64 Miles

Credit to 701der

Seep Ridge

Distance: 95 Miles

Credit to John Rhodes

Willow Flats

Distance: 95 Miles

Credit to John Rhodes

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