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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Utah State Office
 
Release Date: 07/25/14
Contacts: Yanavey McCloskey , 435-865-3032  

Closure of Red Cliffs Facilities for Maintenance


St. George, Utah—On Aug. 4, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-Utah St. George Field Office will temporarily close access to some facilities and areas within the Red Cliffs Recreation Area to public use to conduct scheduled maintenance. The temporary closure is expected to last through late November while maintenance and construction work is underway.
 
Heavy equipment will be in operation throughout the Red Cliffs campground, day-use area, and the White Reef trailhead; these areas will remain closed until all maintenance and construction work is completed. This maintenance effort will improve public safety and enhance the visitor experience by constructing vehicle and pedestrian bridges over Quail Creek, expanding paved parking, and adding a handicapped accessible picnic area.
 
The following non-motorized trails and public-use sites within Red Cliffs Recreation Area, east of Quail Creek and north of the White Reef trailhead will remain open during construction and maintenance:
 
Non-Motorized Trails
Adams Trail (east of Quail Creek)
Adit Trail
Anasazi Trail (between Mano Trail and Red Cliffs Archaeological Site)
Cordura Trail
Grubstake Trail
Leeds Reef Trail
Mano Trail
McMullin Trail
Metate Trail
Red Reef East Trail (between Mano trail and north NCA boundary)
Tipple Trail
White Reef Trail
 
Public-Use Sites
“They Came to Cordura” Movie Set Site
Willard G. McMullin Home, Harrisburg
Red Cliffs Archaeological Site
 
Interstate Rock Products, based out of Hurricane, Utah, was selected to complete the project work. The Red Cliffs Recreation Area is located 13 miles north of St. George, Utah, in the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, which was set aside to conserve, protect, and enhance ecological, scenic, wildlife, recreational, cultural, historical, natural, educational, and scientific resources. Visitors are asked to recreate responsibly and to respect the resources that make the Red Cliffs Recreation Area and National Conservation Area so unique by staying on designated trails.
 

For more information specific to the temporary closure and the maintenance project, contact BLM-Utah civil engineer Brian Kunk (435)865-3062. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.

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Last updated: 08-04-2014