“When this started out there was supposed to be an auxiliary runway available at the airport. UPS needed something for a short time, four to six weeks and that’s what I represented to the neighbors. So when it got to be eight to ten weeks, I told UPS that they would have to find another place to land … It was getting to be much longer than it was supposed to be so I told them they would have to find another place” said Sky Ranch owner Mike Bynum.
Canyonlands Airport Director Judd Hill confirmed that a crosswind runway at Canyonlands Field Airport would soon be open. In the meantime, UPS is flying out of Monticello, according to Bynum. Redtail Aviation, which coordinates UPS flights for the area, did not respond to requests for comment.
Sky Ranch airstrip will remain open for emergency services at the request of Moab Regional Hospital, Bynum confirmed.