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. 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

Joshua Griffin
3 years ago in a Cessna 120 with 8.50-6 tires

There be weeds at this here airstrip. Lots of them. I painted my propeller green. Still landable but needs some work. A few shallow ruts are occupying the airstrip too.

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David Finamore
3 years ago in a C-170B/180hp with 8.00x6 tires

Runway is dry and firm with only shallow car tire ruts from the northwest end through the road entrance. Southeast of the road entrance the runway is softer with deeper ruts and at least one pretty deep hole. Camping would be unpleasant. No shade and the river banks are choked with tamarisk. River is currently running high so there's no beach.

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Perry Hacking
3 years ago in a T206H with oversize stock tires

Southernmost part of runway looks deceptively good. There are a couple of areas where the runway has been undermined and collapsed. Could cause some damage to a nose gear. Northern 3/4 of the runway is in great shape. Runway is dry everywhere, but it is obvious that both it and especially the parking area on the east about midfield has been recently very wet.

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Joshua Griffin
3 years ago in a Cessna 120 with 8.00-6 tires

Between the cow tracks, vehicle ruts, and very small water drainages developing, this place isn't as good as it could be. Still very manageable for anything with bigger than 5.00-6's and wheel pants. Lots of grass growing up beside the airstrip. Nice to see.

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Kyle Stone
3 years ago in a Cessna R172K Hawk XP with 8.5 tires

DId not land....north end looked a little damp but rest appeared to be dry. Did not attempt a closer inspection due to the number of people around the strip on foot.

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