U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Red Cliffs National Conservation Area|
RED CLIFFS DESERT RESERVE PUBLIC USE PLAN
Parking is allowed only in designated trailheads.
Motorized Vehicle Use
All motorized users must stay on designated roads.
Lowland Zone: Hikers must stay on designated trails.
Upland Zone: Hikers may travel off-trail.
Mountain Bikers must stay on designated trails in both Upland and Lowland Zones. Biking is prohibited in Wilderness areas.
Lowland Zone: Riders must stay on designated trails.
Upland Zone: Riders may travel off-trail.
All riders are required to use only certified weed-free hay, straw, or mulch.
Rock Climbing and Sport Rappelling
Rock climbing and rappelling are allowed only in designated areas. On BLM manages only one site on public lands: Turtle Wall. See the Rock Climbing website for more information.
Rock scrambling is allowed only in the Upland Zone.
Lowland Zone: Licensed hunting allowed except west of Cottonwood Road.
Upland Zone: Licensed hunting allowed.
The discharge of firearms is prohibited except by a licensed hunter in the act of hunting during official hunting seasons and in accordance with city and county ordinances.
See Camping Inside the NCA for detailed information.
Other Recreational Activities
Paintball, target shooting, base jumping, and other recreational activities inconsistent with
resource protection are prohibited.
Lowland Zone: Campfires are allowed only in the Red Cliffs Campground in designated fire rings. Wood gathering is prohibited.
Upland Zone: Campfires are allowed unless fire restrictions are in place. Wood gathering is restricted to dead and down.
All pets must be on a leash. Hunting dogs are allowed to travel off-leash with a licensed hunter in the act of hunting during official hunting seasons.
BLM NATIONAL POLICY GUIDANCE
Geocache placement requires BLM approval. See the Geocaching website for detailed information.
Commercial Use/Competitive Use
All commercial and competitive users require a Special Recreation Permit. See the Special Recreation Permits website for detailed information.
Organized group activities and events require a Special Recreation Permit. See the Special Recreation Permits website for detailed information.
Defacing, damaging, removing, or altering archeological sites, artifacts, fossils,
vegetation, and wildlife are prohibited.