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

Tobias Burch
5 days 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
1 month 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.


2 months ago in a Rans S-21 with 8.50 tires

RWY was in good condition on the northern end near the windsock, the southern end had some soft surface for about the first 200’. Best to land beyond. There were a few ruts on the northern end, but nothing to really be concerned about.

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Kyle Stone
2 months ago in a Cessna R172K Hawk XP with 8.5 tires

The airstrip is in nice shape and dry. Some minor ruts but nothing too concerning. I'm always amazed that the winds can be around 10 -15 kts above the canyon walls but calm in this canyon.


Daniel Gidasi
2 months ago in a RV-8 with 5.00-5 with Wheel Pants tires

Runway is in decent shape. There were a few ruts and cow footprints up to about an inch in depth at spots. It's a little soft from recent moisture, especially on the ends. My 5.00-5's left some light indentations but it was no problem even with wheel pants on. If possible, recommend avoiding this strip for another few days until it dries out completely. What a great spot!


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