Moab’s Most Famous Trails Are in Danger

It’s up to enthusiasts like us to help keep the trails open.

Moab’s trails are in danger.Justin W. Coffey

The Bureau of Land Management has published a plan that would threaten the future use of the Labyrinth Rims and Gemini Bridges trails. The public comment period on the plan is closing soon, and the Red Rock 4-Wheelers and other organizations are calling for action from off-roaders to help keep the trails open. Comments must be posted by October 7, 2022.

The draft plan, which includes possible future closures, has just been published. Red Rock 4-Wheelers says, “This is probably the most important travel management plan of the decade and will decide the fate of most of Moab’s most famous Jeep trails.” The same goes for the trails on which enthusiasts take their ATVs and UTVs.

To help the cause, comments must be made supporting the pro-motorized “alternatives D or A,” and opposing “B and C.” Comments also should include support for keeping all of the ORV routes open, especially the following: Hey Joe Canyon, Hell Roaring Canyon, Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Rusty Nail, Day Canyon Point, Dead Man Point, Bull Canyon, Ten Mile Canyon, and 3D/Mashed Potatoes Jeep trails, the Dead Cow and Tubes motorcycle trails, parts of Where Eagles Dare, Buttes and Towers, Wipe Out Hill, and 7 Mile Rim.

More information on how to comment can be found on the Bureau of Land Management’s website. Comments will be accepted through October 7, so time is tight to get a comment in.