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 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.
Balmy temperature, light winds, no bugs, no one else, just me. Camped overnight and took a couple hour hike the next morning. Wonderful place. I would submit a couple pictures but can not figure out how to do it.
The airstrip is in great shape and is dry. The normal two soft spots are near the old east end prior to where it was extended in 2013. The parking areas are a little soft and could be an issue with someone with smaller tires. The wild flowers are in full bloom with all the rain we’ve had. I’ve never seen so many at MM!