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

Josh Kelson
1 month 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
6 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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Dave Stillman
8 months ago in a RANS S7 with 26 tires

Runway is in ok condition with ruts at the North End. South end is overgrown with 3 foot tall weeds. The center pullout is also covered in tall weeds and unusable. Still amazing and beautiful.

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Lance Weekley
10 months ago in a C 185 with 8:50 tires

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.

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Robert Lees
11 months ago in a Taylorcraft BC12-D 65hp Stromberg no mixture. with 800-6 tires

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

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Robert Lees

I've got no idea about the windsock, the parking area and the camping area which I am obliged to state in the UCBP form.

10 months ago
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