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Mexican Mountain

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Airstrip Info

Frequency 122.90
Elevation 4461 ft
Lat/Long 39.0188, -110.4504
39° 1.128' , -110° 27.024'
Runway 11/29 1900 ft x 40 ft
Rwy 29 Uphill 0.3%
Ownership BLM WSA



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Information updated November 18, 2022 @ 1:27pm

Description: Mexican Mountain's runway is oriented west/east alongside the San Rafael River inside the Mexican Mountain Wilderness Study Area. Due to the sensitive nature of the location, pilots are requested to adhere to the UBCP's Code of Conduct to help us maintain our strong working agreements with the BLM. Reminder to all pilots this airstrip exists within a Wilderness Study Area. Motorized or wheeled conveyances are not to be used on the airstrip or surrounding areas. 

Runway: 1900 ft long x 40 ft wide dirt runway in good condition. Slopes uphill slightly to the west. First 500' from the east is more soft than the rest of the runway and has a "dark spot" that appears wet throughout the year.

Approach Considerations: Tall trees (30+ ft) on both sides of the runway present a hazard when landing to the east (downhill). Typically land to the west and depart to the east. Tall trees alongside the runway as well.

Amenities: Campgrounds and fire rings (please use already established camping/parking areas and fire rings).

Windsock: Yes, located east of the runway.

Marc Lassaux
2 months ago in a ICP Savannah S with 21 tires

Mex Mtn is in good shape and it is always nice to visit. Some higher weeds that could get in the prop on both the ends of the runway but not too bad. The bugs were worse than other times I have visited.

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willard gillam
3 months ago in a Zenith701 with 26 tires

River running high by camp ,runway great shape, spent the night camping was great, cactus blooming, a perfect trip .

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Alina Pringle
4 months ago in a RANS Raven S-20 with 26” tires

A few deep hoof prints from cattle and weeds popping up. Otherwise in good condition. Maybe a work party for campground manure relocation in the future. It doesn’t stink, but takes away from the environment.

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Ron Freier
5 months ago in a Rans S-7 with 8.5 tires

Runway good and dry on Easter Sunday. Windsock is in good condition. No wildlife spotted but evidence all around. East end is soft a couple hundred feet. First time here and was not expecting the small rolling hills along the runway that try to get you air born on roll out. Not bad but be aware.

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Kyle Stone
6 months ago in a Glasair Sportsman (Trike) with 8.50 tires

Flew into MM on Saturday and the runway is in good condition and the windsock is good. A few cows around but the runway did not show signs of too much bovine traffic. The edges are soft and I did not pull off into the parking area as I was concerned with getting stuck! The sand is soft and large tires would be fine but since I was solo I wanted to avoid too much pushing if needed.

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San Rafael Trail

Added by Tyler Gleave 2 years ago

An 18 mile loop featuring spectacular views of the Mexican Mountain Wilderness Study Area (WSA). You'll want a GPS and track to help navigate route finding, including locating down climbs that will be required.

Sheriff Azariah Tuttle, Jr. Historical Marker

Added by Brent Rowser 2 years ago

Historical marker for Sheriff Azariah Tuttle, Jr. From the plaque: Azariah Tuttle, Jr., sheriff of Emery County, brought the law down on notorious Texan outlaw Joe Walker and other outlaws--the likes of Butch Casidy, Elza Lay, John Montis, and C.L. Gunplay Maxwell"

Mexican Mountain Petroglyphs

Added by Wendy Lessig 2 years ago

Several large rocks with petroglyphs are a short 5-min walk down the trail that begins at the airstrip windsock. Please do not touch or deface the petroglyphs so they can be preserved for future generations of pilots.

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