38° 31.758' , -109° 59.676'
x 25 ft
Rwy 33 Uphill 0.7%
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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.
Spent the night here. Runway is plenty firm but the weeds are getting tall. Prop clearance is becoming difficult in a number of places. They are still very soft and look much worse than they are. We walked the full length and besides the small hole on the south end (previously mentioned) the runway is pretty good. Slightly soft (soft to the point that there was insufficient traction to break the tail wheel out of the detent) but had no effect on our performance. The mosquitoes are out in full force but it still was a spectacular night out under the stars.
Just a touch-and-go from the north; not too rough. At least first 3/4 was good & clear. The very southern portion (last 25%) looked green, so possibly a result of water from the Green River. I was T&gone by then. No obvious vehicle ruts. Can't comment on windsock/parking. We then went to Happy Canyon...separate report..... My second time flying T&G at Mineral. I've been there by road and camped many times. One day I'll camp under the wing of my Taylorcraft at Mineral, but it's a long way from my home airfield EGBG. Rob
Airstrip is great: the first section of Rwy 29 looked a little suspect (per usual) but upon walking inspection is fine, but has a few minor cow hoove prints in it. Middle camping spot had a ton of red (assume fire) ants. Water in creek is high and flowing. Tons of blooming foliage.