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. 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.
Landed Mineral today and about 100 feet before the north end of the rwy is pretty soft towards the river side. The section seems to be only about 25 - 50' long but it surprised me how soft it was. Keep your momentum going towards the end of the rwy then turn around. Rest of the rwy is in good condition. Due to the unknown softness, I did not taxi into the parking area.
No change from previous reports. When departing Runway 15, the eastern (left) side of the runway is hard-packed and usable full-length, but the western (right) side has some medium-depth trenches. Check out the photos from Tyler Gleave about 6 months ago. I flew in using stock 6.00 Cessna tires, no issues at all.
The runway is slowly becoming less friendly to smaller wheeled aircraft, both ends were pretty soft, the north 1/4 had big ruts and very soft soil. The south 1/4 was very soft and had lots of livestock prints in it. The middle 1000 feet are decent enough, although there is a bit of soft soil right in the middle of the strip, by then your gear should be fairly lightly loaded so not a big factor but you'll feel it. Of course if you have big Bush Tires you'll be fine on the whole ~2000 feet. Parking and camping area are in great shape. The windsock is pretty tattered. Camped overnight, plenty of firewood and beautifully clear skies!