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Release Date: 12/02/09
Contacts: Contact: Erin Curtis (970) 244-3097    

BLM Seasonal Road Closures in Effect Today

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.—The Bureau of Land Management Grand Junction Field Office is implementing its seasonal road closures beginning today.

Specific BLM roads in the Grand Junction Field Office are closed to motorized use from Dec. 1 through April 30 each year to protect critical big-game winter range and other sensitive areas as well as to prevent road damage.  Affected areas include: the Beehive, Chalk Mountain, Grand Mesa Slopes, Lands End, Big Salt Wash and Coal Gulch. 

The Coal Canyon road in the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Area closes to motorized use Dec. 1 to May 31.

While gates will be locked on some roads, other areas will be closed through signing. All of the areas continue to be open to non-motorized recreation such as hiking and horseback riding.

For more information contact BLM Wildlife Biologist Heidi Plank at 970-244-3012.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 12-04-2009