Happy Canyon | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Happy Canyon

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Airstrip Info

Frequency 122.90
Elevation 4941 ft
Lat/Long 38.1569, -110.2916
38° 9.414' , -110° 17.496'
Runway 09/27 1385 ft x 50 ft
Rwy 9 Uphill 1.4%
Ownership SITLA (State School Lands)



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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. Touch down point may be difficult to determine by the first time visitor. Threshold markers should be present.

Additional runway 18/36: 845 feet long x 50 feet wide, very soft dirt. 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.

Roy Evans II
7 months ago in a PA11 with 800x6 tires

Runway could use some minor work (a few bumps here and there, just a few weeds...not too bad). Crosswind runway could use some major work. Will add to our spring airstrip cleanup schedule.


Karen Larson
7 months ago in a Super Cub with 31” tires

Got the windsock back up!

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Tom Herbert
11 months ago in a C-140 with 6.50 tires

Runway in good condition. Area looked pretty clean. The lizards were great company for breakfast.


Michael Mayra
1 year ago in a Maule with 31 tires

The cones are still there on the approach for rwy 9. Great visual for threshold on short final. Rwy is in good condition with a couple nice spots to pull out of the way.


David Abrahamson
1 year ago in a Rans S-7 with 27.5" tires

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.


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