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.
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.
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
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!