There is a small hill and some trees to be cleared when departing runway 4. Once past the hill and trees, continue down Loon Creek for descending terrain. Density altitude, aircraft weight, and wind are factors to consider. It is best to use this airstrip in the mornings or late afternoons when the air tends to be cool and calm.
The Diamond D Ranch is located 3 miles upstream and is pilot friendly. Guided fly-fishing, trail rides, guided hikes, outstanding food, and swimming in the pool & hot tub are just a few of things the Diamond D has to offer. E-mail first to ensure lodging is available. If you are looking to be picked up at Upper Loon to go to the ranch, circle the ranch before landing if you didn't arrange the pick up in advance.
There is a nice (but long) day hike from the Upper Loon airstrip to some hot springs down Loon Creek, about 7 miles one way. From the airstrip, take the dirt road for about 1.5 miles northeast (off runway 4) past the Tin Cup camp ground to the Phillips Transfer camp (for horses). The dirt road ends at the Phillips Transfer camp and the wilderness trail system begins. Follow the trail down Loon creek past the huge rock monolith to some nice views of the Loon Creek canyon/gorge. The hot springs are about 5.5 miles from the Phillips Transfer camp. Rocks have been placed around the hot springs to form small, shallow pools to sit in and soak.
Lat: 44.59157805556 , Long: -114.82314333333 - IDAHO, USA