BLM hosts open house for improvements at Parowan Gap

PAROWAN — An open house will be held Tuesday celebrating completion of recent site improvements made at the Parowan Gap by the Bureau of Land Management-Utah, Cedar City Field Office. Beginning at 5 p.m., the event will feature a blessing ceremony by the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah and light refreshments provided by Iron County Tourism Bureau.

Those attending can tour the improved facilities, including interpretive panels, nonmotorized trails, shade structure, restroom, public parking and a convenient vehicle turnaround area.  These new visitor-friendly facilities enhance the visitor experience with improved access to the Parowan Gap and better protection of natural resources in the area.

Throughout the planning and construction phase of this site improvement project, the BLM coordinated with local partners, it stated in a press release.

“Partnering with local organizations, especially the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, ensures that we provide improvements that enhance public access while showing reverence for this amazing location” BLM Recreation Planner Dave Jacobson said.

Resources

  • For additional information, contact Dave Jacobson at 435-865-3010.
  • Bureau of Land Management Cedar City website
  • Utah.com Parowan Gap Web page –
  • Directions, per Utah.com:
    • From Cedar City: Go north on Main (or take Interstate 15 Exit 62) to Utah Highway 130. Continue north 13.5 miles, then turn east (right) 2.5 miles on the road to Parowan Gap.
    • From Parowan: Go north on Main to 400 North. Turn west (left) for 10.5 miles on good gravel road (near milepost 19).

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1 Comment

  • Lance October 12, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Why are the Paiute blessing this? I thought this was a Fremont site. Did the Paiute conquer the Fremont? (if so Paiute should have to pay reparations. ) Do they know how to read those things? For how many centuries will the reservation system need to exist. What century should the grievance culture be reset to? Is this due to climate change?

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