Mexican Mountain | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

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.

Neil Amonson
1 year ago in a C180 with 850 tires

Small sinkhole on north end near turn around. Deeper then I could see the bottom of. Estimated 4-5 feet in depth, 10-12” wide.

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Gary Hilley


1 year ago
Brian Bell

Thanks Neil!

1 year ago
Matthew Kalm
1 year ago in a RANS S-7S with 26” tires

Runway was good on the west side. a little soft from the recent rainfall on the east. Down near the Wind sock some deeper cow prints across the runway. Wind sock is in need of repair.

2 Likes , 1 Comment

Roy Evans II

Thanks for the report Matthew! Was just inquiring with some locals about the condition of the airstrip.

1 year ago
Gary Hilley
1 year ago in a Super Cub with 31 tires

All looks good here. We need to do a work party here this fall to take care of the encroaching weeds. Windsock needs replaced, but do to the size of the pole, I wasn't able to do it by myself.

1 Like , 1 Comment

Marc Lassaux

I can help with the work party!

1 year ago
Bruce Dunlop
1 year ago in a Murphy Rebel with 26 tires

Cows were gone for 2 weeks prior. Lots of evidence of cows camping in the area. Otherwise lovely spot.

2 Likes , 0 Comments

Pere Davison
1 year ago in a C206 with 8.50 tires

Landed west. I avoided first 300 + feet. After walking it I believe it would not be a problem for larger tires and soft field technique. I parked at west end and pushed back off runway. Overall good airstrip. Cattle were in the area. Before takeoff I took my dog and walked all way from west to east end to make sure no cattle were near runway.

5 Likes , 0 Comments

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