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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.

Josh Kelson
11 months ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 31” tires

Went down to try and fill the holes on the west end of the runway. Got a little done. Could use a quick work party if 5-10 people to fill those better and smooth out a few other sections. East end soft as others have mentioned for smaller tires.

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Aaron Winkelstein
1 year ago in a Cessna 172 with 600x6 Main, 500x5 Nose tires

Runway was in good shape a little soft for my wheels but dry and relatively smooth. There are 2 relatively large divots in the west end of the runway that should be avoided.

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Marc Lassaux
1 year ago in a ICP Savannah S with 8.00-6 tires

Runway in good shape. There are some blown out areas in the center of the runway about 125ft or so from the western end that could make things more difficult if not ready for them or aware. This is such an amazing area.

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Roy Evans II
1 year ago in a C185 with 8.50x600 tires

Airstrip is in great condition! Eastern end of runway is a little softer than the west end (as usual) and some two inch depressions make it a little more rough than the west end. Brush alongside the runway (pictured below) May encroach upon low wing type airplanes landing here but this vegetation appears to be quite sparse.

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Josh Kelson
1 year ago in a PA-18 SuperCub with 31 tires

Airstrip is a bit soft in some spots and trenches from wheels have formed. A rake and a few hours would flatten it out, and then the rains will settle it I think. Leaves are beautiful right now, probably soon on their way out. Also, the fire pit needs ashes buried. We should probably help make people aware that the should bury their ashes in this wilderness area.

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