39° 1.128' , -110° 27.024'
x 40 ft
Rwy 29 Uphill 0.3%
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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 soft 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.
Amenities: Campgrounds and fire rings (please use already established camping\/parking areas and fire rings).
Windsock: Yes, located east of the runway.
Camped at Mexican Mountain this last week. Removed a few bushes on runway edge near campground. Runway was in great condition.
As others have mentioned there are some pretty good sized divots/blown out areas in the center of the runway about 125ft or so from the western end. On take off headed east I stayed to the right of those with no issues. I will upload the pics I took but not sure if they will show it well. They are manageable.
San Rafael TrailAdded by Tyler Gleave 10 months 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 MarkerAdded by Brent Rowser 10 months 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"
Upper Black Box CanyonAdded by Brent Rowser 10 months ago
Mexican Mountain PetroglyphsAdded by Wendy Lessig 9 months 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.