Mineral Canyon | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Mineral Canyon

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Airstrip Info

Frequency 122.90
Elevation 3946 ft
Lat/Long 38.5293, -109.9946
38° 31.758' , -109° 59.676'
Runway 15/33 2100 ft x 25 ft
Rwy 33 Uphill 0.7%
Ownership BLM



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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.

Amenities: None

Windsock: Yes

Greg Babush
5 days ago in a Rans S-6 Coyote with 850 tires

This is an aerial report as I decided not to land: some sections of the airstrip were dark in color, indicating wet, possibly muddy conditions. There was a large area of standing water adjacent to the airstrip. Definitely appears to need more time to dry out from the rain last week. I selected NEEDS MINOR WORK because it seemed the best option, although evaporation is all that’s needed.


Erick Thompson
1 month ago in a C172 with standard tires

Over half of the runway is under several inches of water. Only the two ends of the runway are above the water level.

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3 months ago in a Rans S-21 with 8.50 22” tires

I landed on 32 and landed a bit long as the beginning of 32 looked soft. Turnaround at the north end was nice and firm.

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Tobias Burch
3 months ago in a Carbon Cub with 29 tires

Good runway, parking is great. If I’m picky, the runway is a little uneven and soft at the north end. For heavy aircraft with small tires that might be tricky. Gusty crosswind around mid day. Great spot!


Patrick Baxter
4 months ago in a Scout with 8.50 tires

The runway is dry and in great shape. The southern end is sandy and somewhat soft as previously reported. This was my first time into the strip, what a beautiful area...stunning.


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