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

Kurt Peterson
11 months ago in a Husky A-1B with 31” tires

I know, it was Friday the 13th! Couldn’t pass up landing here on the way home from Moab. Great strip by the river. Clean camp sites and runway in good shape. Runway turns to softer sandy on the north 1/3. Landed 33, took off 15. Cool, fast climbing day! Love the little Husky!


Tom Herbert
1 year ago in a Cessna 140 with 6.50 tires

The strip was firm and smooth. Didn't notice any soft spots and there is minimal grass or weed growth.


Donald Goodman
1 year ago in a C182P with 8.50 tires

The first 100' or so of 32 is very soft. There is a cairn with a white pole sticking out of it indicating approximately where the soft area begins. If taking off north recommend not taxiing beyond that cairn/pole.


Karen Larson
1 year ago in a Super Cub with 31” tires

Both times we’ve landed here in last couple of weeks, there were mule deer on the grassy end of the southern end of the strip...they ran off when they heard us coming!


Kyle Stone
1 year ago in a Cessna R172K Hawk XP with 8.5 tires

Flew into Mineral Canyon and the strip is in good shape. Some grass growing on the south end but nothing too high. The surface was pretty firm and I hardly left any imprint in the sand. Minor ruts in the middle but nothing too bad.


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