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Cessna 180 at Upper Loon Airstrip
Photo copyright Amy L. Hoover, 2000

Experience the thrill of real canyon flying!

The central Idaho wilderness: where the Main Salmon and Middle Fork Salmon River systems comprise the second and third deepest canyon networks in North America. Hell's Canyon just to the west is the deepest. More than three dozen public use airstrips lie in the bottom of canyons or on ridges and mountain basins in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and surrounding areas, where pilots can find world class fishing, hiking, flying, whitewater rafting, and more.

Visit again soon for photos and tips on flying the back country, including common approaches and operations at many of the more popular strips.

For the definitive on Idaho backcountry destinations, visit Fly Idaho!

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