Happy Canyon | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Happy Canyon

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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.

Tom Herbert
2 years ago in a C-140 with 6.50 tires

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

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Michael Mayra
2 years 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.

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David Abrahamson
3 years 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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Cory Wolf
4 years ago in a C205 with 850 tires

We flew down to camp for a night. The strip was a little soft from recent moisture, but really not much more than normal. So much dew the next morning! I’ve never seen dew in the desert like that before. We smoothed over a few spots in the runway while we were there with the tools in the shed.

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