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

Kyle Stone
5 months ago in a Glasair Sportsman (Trike) with 8.50 tires

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.

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Tom Herbert
6 months ago in a C182 with 600 tires

The upstream end has a lot of soft sand. Be light on the brakes at the end.

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Gregory Mazzola
7 months ago in a Cessna 182T with 6.00 tires

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.

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Tyler Gleave

Great photo!

7 months ago
Karen Larson
7 months ago in a Super Cub with 31” tires

Be careful of the soft sand just beyond the grassy end of the runway landing upstream. Depending on touchdown point, the tires grab abruptly on the rollout even for big tire aircraft.

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Nicholas Maughan
8 months ago in a RANS S-20 with 6.00X6 MAINS AND 5X6.00 NOSE WHEEL tires

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!

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