Monument to begin improvements on Whitehouse Road


Bureau of Land Management

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Paria River District

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KANAB, Utah — The BLM is preparing to improve access to Whitehouse Campground and Trailhead in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. During the construction, access to the campground will be temporarily limited beginning today through Friday, March 29, 2024. This improvement project, funded by The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), is approximately 43 miles east of Kanab, Utah.

The BLM will re-align the road and replace a low water crossing with a box culvert. This work will eliminate future reroutes by rebuilding the road in more stable conditions away from the Paria River’s edge and will help eliminate future safety concerns. The cost of the project is estimated to be approximately $500,000.

“Visitors have been trapped at the site due to flood conditions for multiple days before the road could be re-opened,” said Paria River District Manager Harry Barber. “This road realignment will provide safe, year-round passage to the campground and trailhead.”
During construction, crews plan to keep a temporary road segment open to allow continued vehicular access to White House Campground and Whitehouse Trailhead. Passing motorists are reminded to use caution as delays are anticipated for short periods while heavy equipment operates near the road. Dust-sensitive visitors should use caution while in the area and take appropriate precautions.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.