Moab area closures
Heading to Moab in 2 weeks and am expecting BLM closures.
Does anyone know what areas are definately off limits?
I fully expect ARches, Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point to be closed.
How about areas like Porcupine Rim, and Sand Flats?
Any info would be appreciated.
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are closed.
Sand Flats Rec area is operated by Grand County, so it is open.
BLM trails are all open
Dead Horse Pt is a UT state park, so it is open.
BLM campgrounds are open for camping, but have no service. It's BYOTP and they are asking that you pack out all your own garbage if there usually happen to be dumpsters.
Thanks for the heads up flowtron.
man, I wish our govenrment could get their sh!t together. The hardship always falls on the backs of the people.
Our government should do something about all the snow on Porcupine as well.
Sipping the Knolly Whisquillappa
I just saw a post on another forum that BLM was kicking people out of sites, but haven't seen any other such info. Safe bet would be to call Poison Spider Bikes or Chili Pepper and double check with some locals on the ground. PSB is pretty tuned in with trail advocacy and land mgmt stuff, I'd probably try them first.
Hopefully this BS is all cleared up by the time you're down there.
The BLM stuff is open-camp where you like.
The state park stuff is open.
Mag 7, Klondike, Klonzo, Sovereign, Amasa, etc-all open.
Shuttles were running to Kokopelli today and may be back to Hazard tomorrow.
Looks like more wet weather/snow coming later this week.
We camped on BLM land at one of the first free camping sections off Kane Creek Rd without issue. Didn't see a single ranger there or in the vicinity of Mag 7 or Amasa all weekend. Sucked to not be able to do a sunset Delicate Arch hike but made riding some trail the BLM would frown upon much more enjoyable with not having to worry about getting ticketed.
Sipping the Knolly Whisquillappa
Hey guys headed to Moab Oct 22nd I was hoping to have a mild winter and be able to ride the whole enchilada, and porcupine rim, and of course slick rock. It looks like you may have got a little snow already, how dose it look out there? dose the snow usually melt quick and trails dry out there, any info greatly appreciated
Last snowfall closed Burro Pass.
It looks like more rain/snow on the way tomorrow.
Might see Hazard down again if it warms up.
I wouldn't count on more than UPS, LPS, Porcupine for the rest of the month.
When the snow melts or it rains hard, the dirt on the upper section of TWE turns to clay-Think of it as peanut butter with rocks in it.
Fortunately there's lots of good riding that holds up in the rain and when the higher elevations close.
Put Amasa +Jacksons + Rockstacker + Ahab on the list as well as some variation of Mag 7.
White Rim reopens Saturday morning, October 12. Might close again on the 20th if the morons in DC continue fighting.
Moab Times-Independent - Arches plans to reopen Friday afternoon
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