Utah county seeks to make illegal ATV trail legal

Publish Date: 
Feb 7, 2011

Just two weeks after a Tribune.

A potential canyon trailhead behind the city of Blanding’s visitor center offers quick access to the canyon; the county wants public access across four miles of the illegally built trail into the best viewing sites for cliff dwellings, but would leave other parts of the canyon closed. It has applied for a right-of-way.

BLM is considering that request and has assembled a working group that includes riders, environmentalists, archaeologists and local and state officials. The government also has sought comment from American Indian tribes.

Posted by Holly Wagner