Your voice is needed to save 437 MILES of the most unique and cherished off-road trails in Moab
Taking a few minutes to submit your comments to the BLM can go a long way to saving these beautiful and unique trails - Please act now! For those that have been to Moab, you know the magic the area holds, and your memories will be with you forever. Let's keep all the trails open for generations to come to enjoy!
What exactly is happening?
The Labyrinth Rims / Gemini Bridges travel management process being conducted by the BLM’s Moab Field Office (expected to be completed by 2024) threatens many trails in the Moab area. 437 miles of amazing, stunning, and one-of-a-kind trails are at stake. A new travel plan is being created for this area due to a lawsuit settlement with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA), which seeks to close as many trails as possible so that the land west of Moab can be managed as Wilderness. The Grand County Commission and Moab city government are also calling for the BLM to close numerous popular 4x4 trails based on false allegations of “user conflicts” to convert them to hiking and mountain bike trails.
The BLM published the Draft Environmental Assessment on September 7, 2022, and is accepting public comments on the various alternatives until October 21, 2022, at the BLM website. The BLM will host a public meeting through Zoom on September 22, 2022, from 5:00-6:30 PM MDT.
CORE has put together a video discussing the details of the plan, we highly encourage you to take 30min to watch the video and take action!
What can you do to help?
Please comment, opposing these closures and asking the BLM to keep all of these trails open to motorized use. More information can be found on the Blue Ribbon Coalition’s website. You can submit a comment either through Blue Ribbon’s action alert or write your own comment directly to the BLM here. The deadline for comments is October 21, 2022. A map of the route designations for each alternative is available here.
Which Trails are in Danger of Motor Vehicle Closure?
Many extremely popular 4x4 trails (including most of the Jeep Safari trails northwest of Moab) are at risk of closure, including Hey Joe Canyon, Ten Mile Canyon, Hell Roaring Canyon, Mineral Canyon, Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Rusty Nail, Day Canyon Point, Dead Man Point, Hell Roaring Rim, Dry Fork Bull Canyon, Four Arches Canyon, the 7-Up trail, the 3D and Mashed Potatoes Jeep trails, the Dead Cow and Tubes motorcycle trails, and parts of Where Eagles Dare, Buttes and Towers, Wipe-Out Hill, and Sevenmile Mile Rim.
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