Red Cliffs Recreation Area repair work ends; open for public use

ST. GEORGE – On Monday, the Bureau of Land Management-Utah St. George Field Office will re-open the Red Cliffs Recreation Area for public use. The area has been closed for repairs after flooding damaged facilities and impaired access last month.

(L-R) BLM-Utah employees Jeff Roundy, Ernie Bulloch and James Davis pour concrete to repair a low water crossing on the Red Cliffs Recreation Area access road, St. George, Utah, Aug. 2, 2013 | Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management-Utah
(L-R) BLM-Utah employees Jeff Roundy, Ernie Bulloch and James Davis pour concrete to repair a low water crossing on the Red Cliffs Recreation Area access road, St. George, Utah, Aug. 2, 2013 | Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management-Utah

On July 20, a thunderstorm caused flash flooding in Quail and Leeds Creeks, which flow through the Red Cliffs Recreation Area. The flooding carried large boulders, tree trunks and sediment into the area, causing extensive damage to the access road, footbridge across Quail Creek and facilities, as well as demolishing two low-water crossings.

For more information, please contact the BLM-Utah Public Lands Information Center in St. George at 435-688-3200.

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