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. 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.

Amenities: None

Windsock: Yes

Kyle Stone
7 months ago in a Cessna R172K Hawk XP with 8.5 tires

The airstrip is in nice shape and dry. Some minor ruts but nothing too concerning. I'm always amazed that the winds can be around 10 -15 kts above the canyon walls but calm in this canyon.


Daniel Gidasi
7 months ago in a RV-8 with 5.00-5 with Wheel Pants tires

Runway is in decent shape. There were a few ruts and cow footprints up to about an inch in depth at spots. It's a little soft from recent moisture, especially on the ends. My 5.00-5's left some light indentations but it was no problem even with wheel pants on. If possible, recommend avoiding this strip for another few days until it dries out completely. What a great spot!


Tobias Burch
8 months ago in a CarbonCub EX-2 with 29” tires

Runway surface in good condition and solid. However, a little bit uneven on the North-East end as mentioned in last report.


Greg Babush
9 months ago in a Rans S-6ES with 850 tires

First ~500' of R33 is a bit muddy with some snow yet to melt; middle and NW parts have dried. Cattle footprints have caused widespread ~2” holes and bumps along R33 to the parking area, not an issue for my 850s, just not as smooth as it was in the fall.


Alex Stoll
11 months ago in a Cessna 120 with 800-6 tires

Really fun strip. Plenty of room for my 90 horses to get me off the ground. It’s in great shape, I’d say it’s smoother than the gravel strip at CNY. The mentioned “white pole in cairn” is gone on the south end, but it’s fairly obvious you don’t want to touch down in the weedy southern 100’.

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