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Kingman Field Office
Release Date: 11/20/12
Contacts: Kingman Field Office – 928-718-3700    

Recreation Trails Affected by Power Line Upgrades

Kingman, Ariz. – Effective immediately, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kingman Field Office announces that one recreation trail and access to an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail will be affected by two construction projects in Mohave County.

Working on the Davis-Kingman Power Line, the Department of Energy Western Area Power Administration (Western) will replace and upgrade the structures along the Davis-Kingman Power Line.  This power line runs from Coyote Pass at U.S. Highway 93 to the Davis Dam switchyard.  The recreation trail affected by this project is the Foothills Rim Trail within the Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area.

The northern segment of the Foothills Rim Trail will be closed for safety purposes.  Barricades will be placed at the trail junctions affected by the closure.  Eighty (80) percent of the trail will remain open for mountain bikers, equestrian riders, and hikers.

Additionally, access to the Sleeping Princess OHV Trail will be affected by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) drainage improvement project located at mile marker 8 on Arizona Highway 68.  The trailhead will remain open to the public; however, the area just north of the highway will be used as a staging area so the public will have to navigate carefully through the area.

Once the BLM receives word from Western and ADOT that the construction and reclamation work is complete and all equipment has been removed from the sites, the trail closure and safety warnings will be lifted.

For questions or updates please call the BLM Kingman Field Office at 928-718-3700 or visit the office at 2755 Mission Boulevard, Kingman, Arizona 86401.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Last updated: 04-06-2015