Happy Canyon | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Happy Canyon


Frequency: 122.9
Runway: Heading: 09/27
Length: 2065 ft
Width: 50 ft
Surface: Dirt
Elevation: 4941 ft
Lat/Long: 38.1569, -110.2916
38° 9.414' , -110° 17.496'
FAA Identifier: UT97
Land Ownership: SITLA (State School Lands)

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Airport Description

Description: Strongly suggest obtaining local knowledge prior to landing for the first time. Landing strip currently leased to Utah Back Country Pilots. UBCP requests no man-made artifacts (drill bits, tools, etc.) be removed. Emergency water and runway grading tools in shack.

Runways: RWY 9 is uphill 1.38% and has displaced threshold due to overgrown brush. East end 50 feet higher. First several hundred feet of west end not usable due to large rocks and bumps. Touch down point may be difficult to determine by the first time visitor. Threshold markers should be present.

Additional runway 18/36: 1290 feet long x 50 feet wide mostly overgrown and unusable. Slightly uphill to the north.

Approach Considerations: Unfamiliar pilots should positively identify the touchdown zone as the runway appears to be longer than it is. Recommend land east, depart west.

Amenities: Parking areas are at east end and very soft.

Windsock: Wind sock west of miner's shack.


Recent Reports

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David Abrahamson made a report.
Visited June 05, 2019 in a Rans S-7
Runway: Good condition
Camping area: Good condition
Windsock: Good condition

The start of the good part of rwy 9 (p. 57, Fly Utah!) is marked with two dark-colored cones that come into focus on final. Runway is fairly smooth with only a few small soft spots or ruts.