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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Information updated November 27, 2022 @ 9:17am

Description: Mineral Canyon's airstrip resides in the Green River canyon just south of the Bowknot Bend. River has a tendency to flood during the summer, so a thorough review of the airstrip prior to landing is imperative. 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 generally good condition, however can be quite soft due to its propensity to flood.

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. Base jumping and other low-level aircraft operating around and near the airstrip. Please monitor CTAF and make position reports regularly.

Amenities: None

Windsock: Yes

Hunter Webb visited 4 days ago in a C150 with 26 tires

6in deep x 8in wide ruts on north side of runway. Weeds are about 1.5ft -2ft tall in places. Overall decent shape.

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Andrew Skeen visited 1 month ago in a Cessna 185 with 8.50x6 tires

Runway was dry on the south and north. Cow pies are dry! Pretty great condition. Minor rut on the north end. It's not a deep rut, probably not an issue I landed past it.

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Wendy Lessig visited 2 months ago in a PA-12 with 35” bushwheels tires

Great hiking and camping here, as everyone (too many) people know. Pictures attached. This is a 360° video. Use your mouse, trackpad, tilt your mobile device or tablet, or use your finger on your mobile device or trackpad to view different perspectives. Landing: https://youtu.be/utJD5trhpCE Departing: https://youtu.be/I23i1sq3o1Y

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Josh Kelson visited 4 months ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 31” tires

The runway has firmed up since I was last there in March 2023. Lots more cow poop and hoof holes though. CAUTION: look for cows on the airstrip. We landed and upon taxiing back noticed one bull right off the edge. I'd recommend a low pass to look for them and hopefully scare them away from the strip. Downstream end in good condition, upstream end still soft and sandy and has some a trench rut going through it.

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William Lipscomb visited 9 months ago in a Pa 18 with 31” tires

Recently graded and in excellent condition. It is soft. Small tire aircraft be extremely careful.

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