MOAB — The Bureau of Land Management Utah, Moab Field Office will temporarily restrict roped activities including ziplining, highlining, slacklining, climbing, rappelling, and rope swinging at Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges for a two-year period.
“This temporary restriction provides the BLM with time to continue working with the public to develop appropriate recreation management strategies for these two popular recreation destinations,” said Moab Field Office Manager, Beth Ransel.
The decision to temporarily restrict these activities is in response to comments expressed by the public regarding user conflicts, particularly in the Corona Arch area. Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges each receive more than 40,000 visitors each annually and are located at the end of very popular hiking trails that are iconic destinations for visitors to the Moab area.
Maps of the restricted areas are available on the Moab Field Office Web page.
The Environmental Assessment, Finding of No Significant Impact and Decision Record are posted on the Environmental Notification Bulletin; search for project name “Corona.”
- For additional information, please telephone Beth Ransel at 435-259-2100
- Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf, or TDD, may call the Federal Information Relay Service, FIRS, at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question with the above individual
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Submitted by the BLM-Utah