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.
The scariest thing I can imagine for Halloween is getting to your strip only to find half of it is a mud pit. The main parking area along with the better part of the northern 1/2 of the strip is either underwater or in a state of thick peanut butter like mud. With that being said, its still doable. I counted 270 yards of useable, mostly dry runway from the edge of the brush on the extended threshold of 33 to the point where water starts. Happy Halloween!
Second the comment by C182 with standard tires. We watched them land and take off. Dirt on both ends soft. There is some water int the RWY drainage off to the sides. Suggest taxi to end of strip for departure on 32, shut down and manually turn plane. Any twisting action with standard tires while engine is putting out significant power will cause the tires to penetrate the surface. Otherwise, in good condition.
It had rained a few days before and the strip was dry. It looks like the 4 wheel recreation enthusiasts can't read the sign and been driving onto the strip. Someone left deep ruts on the edge of the strip but it should be far enough off to the side and shouldn't cause a problem. Not sure what can be done to keep vehicles off the strip but it could become an issue with the increased use that the area is seeing.