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Release Date: 04/28/14
Contacts: David Boyd, BLM Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 876-9008    

Learn the Sand Wash Basin trails at weekend event

CRAIG, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management, Yampa Valley OHV Trailriders and Stay the Trail Colorado invite the public to come learn the motorized trails at the popular Sand Wash Basin in northwestern Colorado through an organized fun ride Saturday May 10.

This educational event is open to ATVs, motorcycles, and 4x4 high-clearance vehicles and is a great opportunity to experience some of the rarely explored features the area has to offer.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the BLM’s corral facility on County Road 67. The guided ride begins at 9:15 a.m. and will last approximately six hours.

“We want to introduce participants to Sand Wash and its special resources,” said Gina Robison, outdoor recreation planner for the BLM Little Snake Field Office in Craig. “We want to show people this is one of the best places to ride in northwestern Colorado, and we want to emphasize ways to enjoy riding while respecting the remarkable resources in the area such as archaeological and paleontological resources, wild horses and scenic values."

Participants are encouraged to camp Friday, when there will be a hotdog and marshmallow roast. Saturday’s event includes exploring Sand Wash, a BBQ, a raffle, free sound testing and other activities.

Please contact Gina Robison at (970) 826-5083 or email to pre-register.

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.

Last updated: 04-28-2014