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

William Lipscomb
5 months ago in a PA-18 with 31" tires

In case you need a video of the flooding : ) https://youtu.be/8WKhTM30PFo

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Josh Kelson

Hoping it dries out soon!

5 months ago
William Lipscomb
5 months ago in a PA-18 with 31 tires

Still flooded

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Marc Lassaux
5 months ago in a ICP Savannah S with 8.00X6 tires

As of Monday Oct 3rd the runway was badly flooded and looked like it would be a while before it would be usable again. Use caution. Did not get to see the windsock.

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Nicholas Maughan

Thanks for the update!

5 months ago
Todd Magee
5 months ago in a Carbon Cub with 8.00 tires

Landed runway 33 it was great.

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Bryan Stewart
5 months ago in a Cessna 182H with 26" mains 8.5" nose tires

Landed right at the beginning of the strip on the downstream end (the end opposite the larger turn-around) It was kinda rough with weeds and ruts making it sketchy for about the first 300'-400' (just a guess since I didn't go walk it to be sure of how long the rough stuff was. Long enough to land past it with plenty of runway to spare. At the opposing end, where the more obvious turn-around is, there is a large rut to the left side... There is plenty of room on the right to taxi past it and take off past it. Overall I'd say to do your low pass and look for these, but landing was fine. In fact, this was one of our favorites.

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