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New recreational trails may be constructed along the Wasatch Front



PROVO, UTAH – The Bureau of Land Management Salt Lake Field Office is considering potential trail development near growing communities along the Wasatch Front.

If implemented, this proposal would increase recreation opportunities and improve public land access, a news release stated.

Potential trails would be located in the Lake Mountains in Utah County, the North Oquirrh Management Area (NOMA) in Tooele County, and Rose and Yellow Fork Canyons in Salt Lake County.

The Bureau proposed up to 25 miles of new, single-track trails within the Lake Mountains, up to 15 miles of trails within the NOMA, and up to 15 miles of trails within Rose and Yellow Fork Canyons.

“The [Bureau] recognizes the benefits of increasing recreation opportunities in our metropolitan areas and improving access to public lands,” Bureau Salt Lake Field Manager Jessica Wade, is quoted in a news release.

Our goal is to provide our partners with opportunities to develop new hiking, mountain biking, e-biking, and equestrian trails that will benefit Utah’s growing population in this region.

The proposed trails may support hiking, mountain biking, e-biking, and/or horseback riding. Existing trails and motorized routes would be incorporated into new trail networks, left as is, or reclaimed. The Bureau is also considering parking areas with restrooms, kiosks, and signage along the trails.

Trails would be developed by the Bureau or by an authorized local government or agency.