Hurricane Mesa Test Facility, in southern Utah, is owned and operated by Goodrich Aircraft Interior Products Propulsion Systems. It is the United States' only privately owned supersonic test track.
The test facility is located north of Utah State Route 9 between La Verkin, Utah and Zion National Park. The facility has several features visible from Highway 9: Two chess-pawn shaped water/camera towers spaced about a mile apart and a trailer projecting about 10 feet over the edge of the south face of the mesa.
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