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Lee's Canyon Road Reopened for Motorized Use
The Bureau of Land Management Salt Lake Field Office reopened Lee’s Canyon Road to motorized use on Sat. May 25. The temporary closure was placed in effect on April 5 to protect crucial raptor nesting in Lee’s Canyon.
“We regret to announce that the raptor nest in the Lee’s Canyon failed due to unknown causes” said Brad Washa, Salt Lake Field Office Manager. “I’d like to thank the public for their cooperation and support during this crucial time.”
In order to protect the raptor nests, locked gates were installed on both the east and west side of Lee's Canyon. Those gates have been opened, and the closure signs have been removed.
During the closure, Hasting's Pass Road, the canyon to the south of Lee's Canyon, remained open to provide an alternate route to the public to travel across the Cedar Mountains. The Lee’s Canyon road is located along the Cedar Mountain Wilderness boundary in Tooele County, Utah.
For more information, contact Masako Wright 801-977-4300.