BLM Airstrip

The gravel airstrip in the remote Pakoon Basin of Mohave County, Arizona, is maintained by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and serves as a crucial hub for fire watch personnel within the Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument. This outpost is strategically located in an arid landscape with minimal vegetation, and its well-maintained access roads accommodate ATV side-by-side and high-clearance vehicles, targeting rapid response to wildfires and routine patrols. The BLM's stewardship ensures the protection of this unique ecosystem and exemplifies our commitment to conservation in the heart of the Mojave Desert.

Directions from Aravada Springs

The BLM Airstrip is 21.5 miles, or 1 hour and 10 minutes from Aravada Springs. To get there, you head northwest on Pakoon Springs Rd and go 0.4 miles. Turn right and go 161 feet, then continue straight and go 0.7 miles. Continue on Co Hwy 101 and go 2.6 miles. Take a slight left to stay on Co Hwy 101 and go 5.6 miles. Turn right to stay on Co Hwy 101 and go 1.1 miles. Then, turn right onto BLM 1027 and go 9.0 miles. Turn left to stay on BLM 1027 and go 1.1 miles. Turn left and go 384 feet. Take a slight left and go 0.9 miles.

GPS location 36.522355° -113.864890°


We’ve GPS mapped some of the amazing sites you can visit from the ranch. We used Gaia (which is a $5/month app), but if you visit Gaia links to the right of the pictures you can download the GPS files and use them with any GPS app of your liking.