Accessible Recreation Facilities in the Moab Field Office


The BLM Moab Field Office has a long history of providing accessible facilities at its many recreation sites. Examples include: 

• Reconstruction of Takeout Beach (the takeout for the Colorado River Daily) for accessibility. Added accessible facilities include walkways, toilets, a shade shelter and ramps. SPLORE participated in the design for this facility.

• Construction of fully accessible facilities at Big Bend Campground, Moab BLM’s flagship campground. Facilities to enhance accessibility at the campground include shade shelters, an accessible walkway to the Colorado River, accessible toilets and walkways throughout the core of the campground, and two fully accessible campsites.

• Addition of accessible walkways at numerous toilets throughout the Moab Field Office. All new toilets are constructed to accessible standards. The goal of the Moab BLM is to have every one of its 100 toilets be accessible using special funds awarded by the BLM Washington Office.

• Construction of the Gold Bar Campground group sites as an accessible facility. This facility, which can serve up to 120 campers, has accessible walkways, toilets, picnic tables, and fire grills, as well as two large accessible shade shelters.

• Needles Overlook, a recreation site which offers outstanding views of Canyonlands National Park and the Colorado River gorge, received two new 600 foot-long walkways so that mobility-limited people could enjoy the panoramic views. An accessible parking area was constructed and new accessible toilets were installed. A two-site accessible picnic area was added to the facility. The longer trail to the end of the point was also improved for ease of access.

• Paved paths totaling eight miles in the North Moab Recreation corridor and along the Colorado River have been constructed to enhance outdoor opportunities. These paths are usable by wheelchair bound people, hand-power bicyclists with disabilities, and walkers who need paved pathways in order to enjoy the outdoors.