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

Chris Benson
10 months ago in a C150 with 6.00-6 tires

Flew the 100 hp, C150 into the bottom of minerals. Plenty of cows to make things interesting. The middle of the strip and the SE end was soft- had to pour on the coals to keep things moving. Mostly dry, but did get some mud and soft silt/sand/cow pies.

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Marc Lassaux
11 months ago in a ICP Savannah S with 8.00-6 tires

The runaway has dried up from previous reports. There are a few ruts from vehicles driving on the runway that look to be in soft sand. I landed headed upriver beyond the ruts and the runway was smooth. There is a drainage rut on the upriver side that is avoidable to the left when headed downriver. Here is a video of landing that show the ruts and runway condition: https://photos.app.goo.gl/jWANtEKVVNhf12Lt5

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Joseph Barrett
1 year ago in a Cessna 140 with 8.50x6 tires

The scariest thing I can imagine for Halloween is getting to your strip only to find half of it is a mud pit. The main parking area along with the better part of the northern 1/2 of the strip is either underwater or in a state of thick peanut butter like mud. With that being said, its still doable. I counted 270 yards of useable, mostly dry runway from the edge of the brush on the extended threshold of 33 to the point where water starts. Happy Halloween!

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Tyler Gleave
1 year ago in a C120

Fairly deep rut on the upriver side of the runway (Joshua for scale). Stick to the left side of the strip if you're landing 15. Otherwise firm and smooth.

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v davis
1 year ago in a C182 with Standard tires

Couple moist spots near south end. Dirt on south end is soft. Otherwise In really good shapen

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