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Release Date: 07/10/12
Contacts: Shannon Borders, (970) 240-5399    

BLM Considers Proposal for New South Sand Canyon Parking (07-10-12)

DOLORES, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is considering a new parking area to help manage public safety issues and resource damage at the South Sand Canyon/Rock Creek Trailhead.

An informational meeting to discuss the proposal at the Anasazi Heritage Center (27501 Hwy 184, Dolores, CO 81323) on Tuesday, July 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Please feel free to come and go as you like.

The BLM is currently analyzing the feasibility for the site of the proposed parking area and seeking input to identify potential issues and concerns regarding the placement of the parking area.

Comments will be accepted until Friday, August 17, and can be sent to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Attn: Boyd Logan, 27501 Hwy 184, Dolores, CO 81323 or e-mailed to

For further information on the proposed parking area, contact Marietta Eaton at or (970) 882-5600.

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.

  29211 Highway 184      Dolores, CO 81323  

Last updated: 07-10-2012