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Map of E. Four-Mile Draw

Picnicking at the E. Four-Mile Draw Recreation Site

Picnicking  The East Four-Mile Draw Recreation Site, within the Canyon Pintado National Historic District, features a shaded picnic area, a restroom, and a trail loop from which one can see multiple archeological sites, including multiple rock art sites and an excavated pithouse.

 

View, Download, & Print our high resolution guide map for the trail loop at East Four-Mile Draw

Geocaching  Geocaching is a 21st Century treasure hunting adventure game played by global positioning system (GPS) users while enjoying freedom of access to the public lands. BLM welcomes this activity in the right locations on the public lands if conducted with minimal impact to the environment and when conscientious land use ethics are followed.

Geocaching in the WRFO

Geocaching is related to orienteering (where participants find their way with a compass) except it takes advantage of a GPS unit's capabilities. The locations of physical and virtual caches all over the world are shared on the internet. Visitors use location coordinates to find caches, then are presnted with a variety of rewards. The visitor may be expected to leave or replace items in the cache, deliver items to another cache, or take a self-portrait to upload to an internet virtual album. The cache may be a small waterproof box or simply an unmistakable landmark to include in the portrait.

Geocaching may become a management concern for BLM if it jeopardizes public health and safety, causes environmental damage, or conflicts with other authorized uses.

Close up of a GPS unit and a located geocacheYou can avoid concern about establishing a cache by contacting the local BLM office to identify the intended location and request authorization. BLM will be happy to check that the proposed cache location:

  • Is not near a known archaeological site
  • Will not interfere with threatened or endangered species habitat 
  • Will not conflict with other land uses
  • Is not hazardous
  • Requires no other special considerations

  http://www.geocaching.com


 

 

Click to View/Download/Print  our hi-resolution PDF map of “Canyon Pintado Historic District & Dragon Trail Rock Art Sites”

 

Identify proposed cache locations to the local BLM office before placing a cache
Do not place caches at archaeological sites
Obtain a BLM permit for any competitive events, contests for prizes, paid participation, or caches hosted by commercial business
Advise BLM if you observe any misuse or abuse of a cache location
There's no Excuse for Abuse!
Please help us protect our public lands by contacting the local BLM office if you observe or become aware of the following at a cache location:
Graffiti
Digging
Trash
Illegal off-road vehicle use
Vandalism
Suspicious behavior, substances, or objects
Commercial use or sponsorship