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Aeroplane Mesa Trail #705

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A somewhat difficult to access and very remote location in the Gila National Forest.


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3.9

Miles

6.2

KM

86%

Runnable

8,152' 2,485 m

High

6,910' 2,106 m

Low

165' 50 m

Up

1,258' 383 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

While four-wheel drive is not necessary most of the year, the forest roads leading to Aeroplane Mesa campground (trailhead) are not maintained for low-clearance vehicles. Four wheel drive is recommended during winter months.

Description

This run will take you from the mesa with views for days, down into the canyon that carries the Middle Fork of the Gila River. While the first two-thirds of this run can be a considered intermediate, the descent to the river is difficult due to its steepness and loose rocks.

Don't forget to look for the old truck at the approximate 3-mile mark.

Contacts

Shared By:

Wade Ross

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Old truck on the edge of aeroplane mesa
Jul 14, 2018 near Reserve, NM
Aeroplane Mesa
Jul 10, 2018 near Reserve, NM

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