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Special Recreation Management Areas

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Special Recreation Management Areas (SRMAs) provide specific recreational activities and opportunities. There are ten SRMAs in the Moab Field Office.  Below is a map with links and descriptions of some of the SRMAs.  We are in the process of updating this information, so check back soon for additional information. 


Canyon Rims SRMA Cameo Cliffs SRMA Colorado Riverway SRMA Colorado Riverway SRMA Colorado Riverway SRMA Sand Flats SRMA Special Recreation Management Areas

Cameo Cliffs SRMA
Cameo Cliffs SRMA consists of 15,597 acres east of U.S. Highway 191, south of the town of LaSal and north of the Lisbon Valley Industrial Area. Off-highway vehicle riding, horseback riding and some limited hiking and mountain biking are the primary recreational activities.

Canyon Rims SRMA
Canyon Rims SRMA includes 100,273 acres south of Moab. Two campgrounds and four overlooks are within the SRMA, as well as the Trough Springs Hiking trailhead. Major activities include hiking, backpacking, and sightseeing. The primary roads within Canyon Rims, which were constructed by the BLM and include several scenic turnouts, are Utah Scenic Backways. 

Colorado Riverway SRMA
The Colorado Riverway SRMA extends along the Colorado River from Dewey Bridge to Canyonlands National Park, and includes lands up Colorado River tributaries such as Kane Creek, the Dolores River, Castle Creek and Onion Creek. The SRMA encompasses 89,936 public land acres.

Sand Flats SRMA
Sand Flats SRMA is located between the Negro Bill Canyon and Mill Creek Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs). Sand Flats Recreation Area encompasses 9,000 acres, and is managed as a self-funding site though a partnership between Grand County and the Moab Field Office. The Recreation Area provides access to popular mountain bike and OHV trails, including the Slickrock Bike Trail (a National Recreation Trail), Porcupine Rim Bike and Jeep Trail, Fins and Things Jeep Trail, and Hell's Revenge Jeep Trail.


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