Mineral Canyon | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Mineral Canyon

Write an Airstrip Report

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



See more at the National Weather Center

Information updated November 27, 2022 @ 9:17am

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

2 years ago in a Rans S-21 with 8.50 22ā€ tires

I landed on 32 and landed a bit long as the beginning of 32 looked soft. Turnaround at the north end was nice and firm.

1 Like , 0 Comments

Tobias Burch
2 years ago in a Carbon Cub with 29 tires

Good runway, parking is great. If Iā€™m picky, the runway is a little uneven and soft at the north end. For heavy aircraft with small tires that might be tricky. Gusty crosswind around mid day. Great spot!

4 Likes , 0 Comments

Patrick Baxter
2 years ago in a Scout with 8.50 tires

The runway is dry and in great shape. The southern end is sandy and somewhat soft as previously reported. This was my first time into the strip, what a beautiful area...stunning.

2 Likes , 0 Comments

2 years ago in a Rans S-21 with 8.50 tires

RWY was in good condition on the northern end near the windsock, the southern end had some soft surface for about the first 200ā€™. Best to land beyond. There were a few ruts on the northern end, but nothing to really be concerned about.

1 Like , 0 Comments

Kyle Stone
2 years 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.

2 Likes , 0 Comments

No recreational activities for Mineral Canyon yet! Add one now!
Make your Flight Plan at SkyVector.com