38° 31.758' , -109° 59.676'
x 25 ft
Rwy 33 Uphill 0.7%
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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.
We landed on 15 with horses midfield and cows at the far end. A slight washout area at the touchdown zone in the middle of the runway should probably be avoided but it’s not too bad. The ground is soft at the departure end of 15 but shortly there after it firms up and it’s in great shape. I look forward to a soon camping trip. PA 18 with 850s.
The runway was very soft on both ends due to cow activity. As best I could tell, there are 2 main cattle trails existing on either end of the runway where they have been going to the water source. Before departure I had to spend about 10 minutes herding them off the runway. They left without much protest.
First visit to Mineral Canyon, the runway has a decent dip in it about 500 feet from the south end and then a few ruts cutting across the runway about midfield. There was some softer material on the northern quarter of the strip and cow tracks and cow pies over a large portion of the strip too. Big Bush Tires won't have any trouble but you have to keep your eyes wide open if you have smaller tires. I can only imagine how bad the mosquitos are in warmer weather, so make sure you plan ahead in the warmer months. The windsock looked pretty beat up might need replaced to be of much use.