Mineral Canyon | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Mineral Canyon


Frequency: 122.9
Runway: Heading: 14/32
Length: 2000 ft
Width: 40 ft
Surface: Dirt
Elevation: 3946 ft
Lat/Long: 38.5293, -109.9946
38° 31.758' , -109° 59.676'
FAA Identifier: UT75
Land Ownership: BLM

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Airport Description

Description: Mineral Canyon's airstrip resides in the Green River canyon just south of the Bowknot Bend. Mineral Canyon is one of the three back country airstrips included in the State's "FLY UTAH Passport Program". To learn more, head to their website.

Runway: 2000 ft long x 40 ft wide dirt runway in good condition.

Approach Considerations: Airstrip resides inside a canyon with rapidly rising terrain within 1000 feet of the airstrip rising over 1000 feet above the landing surface.

Amenities: None

Windsock: Yes


Recent Reports

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David Finamore made a report.
Visited May 31, 2019 in a C-170B/180hp
Runway: Good condition
Camping area: Good condition
Windsock: Good condition

Runway is dry and firm with only shallow car tire ruts from the northwest end through the road entrance. Southeast of the road entrance the runway is softer with deeper ruts and at least one pretty deep hole. Camping would be unpleasant. No shade and the river banks are choked with tamarisk. River is currently running high so there's no beach.

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Perry Hacking made a report.
Visited May 09, 2019 in a T206H
Runway: Good condition
Camping area: Good condition
Windsock: Good condition

Southernmost part of runway looks deceptively good. There are a couple of areas where the runway has been undermined and collapsed. Could cause some damage to a nose gear. Northern 3/4 of the runway is in great shape. Runway is dry everywhere, but it is obvious that both it and especially the parking area on the east about midfield has been recently very wet.

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Joshua Griffin made a report.
Visited April 24, 2019 in a Cessna 120
Runway: Good condition
Camping area: Great condition
Windsock: Good condition

Between the cow tracks, vehicle ruts, and very small water drainages developing, this place isn't as good as it could be. Still very manageable for anything with bigger than 5.00-6's and wheel pants. Lots of grass growing up beside the airstrip. Nice to see.

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Kyle Stone made a report.
Visited March 18, 2019 in a Cessna R172K Hawk XP
Runway: Great condition
Camping area: Great condition
Windsock: Good condition

DId not land....north end looked a little damp but rest appeared to be dry. Did not attempt a closer inspection due to the number of people around the strip on foot.

image from airstrip report