38° 31.758' , -109° 59.676'
x 25 ft
Rwy 33 Uphill 0.7%
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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.
Landed right at the beginning of the strip on the downstream end (the end opposite the larger turn-around) It was kinda rough with weeds and ruts making it sketchy for about the first 300'-400' (just a guess since I didn't go walk it to be sure of how long the rough stuff was. Long enough to land past it with plenty of runway to spare. At the opposing end, where the more obvious turn-around is, there is a large rut to the left side... There is plenty of room on the right to taxi past it and take off past it. Overall I'd say to do your low pass and look for these, but landing was fine. In fact, this was one of our favorites.
Landed upstream and took off downstream. There is a large rut in the middle of the rwy on the upstream end. It appears that the strip has had some maintenance, but be very careful of the rut on the upstream end. Plenty of room to go to the North of it and use this portion of the runway. Do a low pass to see for yourself...
Did a low pass on the Airstrip on Sep-4-2022, the surface appeared to be dry, significant washout on the north end of the strip, looks like the rain runs straight off the cliffs onto the north and middle of the strip. There was enough room between the impacted areas that I probably could have landed and taken off, but I didn't feel like pressing my luck. Multiple rafts tied up on the river at the take-out just downstream. Rock climbers also were in the area, they all looked puzzled as to why an aircraft was flying so low (probably not aware of the airstrip just a quarter mile up stream from them). Didn't get a close look at the windsock.
Over flew the strip today. It was completely covered in water. Both the runway and parking area. Did not land.
Landed Mineral today and about 100 feet before the north end of the rwy is pretty soft towards the river side. The section seems to be only about 25 - 50' long but it surprised me how soft it was. Keep your momentum going towards the end of the rwy then turn around. Rest of the rwy is in good condition. Due to the unknown softness, I did not taxi into the parking area.