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Rock Springs Field Office
Release Date: 06/17/11
Contacts: Tyson Finnicum, 307-212-7363    
  Serena Baker, 307-212-0197    

Dutch Joe Road Closed Due to Impassable Conditions

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office is closing the Dutch Joe Road, southeast of Pinedale, Wyo. in Sublette County, due to impassable conditions. 

BLM Road 4113, commonly known as the Dutch Joe Road, which heads north off Sublette County Road 132, is the primary route to the popular Big Sandy Opening trailhead and Big Sandy Lodge. A local landowner reports a spring has emerged in the middle of the gravel road, creating a mud bog, and making travel hazardous.  

BLM engineering and maintenance crews have assessed the road conditions, and will be making the necessary repairs. The road will be closed until further notice, and closure signs will be posted. There is no alternate route. For more information, contact Assistant District Manager for Support Services Joe Cantrell, 307-352-0389. 

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.

Rock Springs Field Office   280 Hwy 191 N      Rock Springs, WY 82901  

Last updated: 06-20-2011