Temporary public land closure planned in Maricopa County for off-highway vehicle race

PHOENIX – The Bureau of Land Management Hassayampa Field Office will temporarily close some public lands in Maricopa County for upcoming Vulture Mine Off-Road Challenge off-highway vehicle races. The closures will occur Friday, November 5 through Sunday, November 7, 2021, and again on Friday, January 14 through Sunday, January 16, 2022.

Public safety is a top priority for the BLM, and temporary closures for this official permitted event provide for the safety of the public and race participants. All public lands located on the interior of the race course, as well as the race course itself, will be temporarily closed to public entry, unless specifically excepted. Maps and information regarding the designated race course and impacted closure area are available at the BLM Hassayampa Field Office located at 21605 N. 7th Ave., in Phoenix. 

A Notice of Temporary Closure of Selected Public Lands was published in the Federal Register

For further information, contact Chris Gammage at the Hassayampa Field Office or by phone at 623-580-5500.

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.

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