Closed Trails Database

cruiseroutfit

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Working on a project for our the fearless U4 leader Tacoma and his faithful subvert Jack J.

I would like to come up with a list of trails that have been closed, more specifically a list of trails/roads/routes on public lands broken down by BLM, Forest Service, and reason for closure if known. More so to keep things clear lets do it by region ie Northern Utah, Central Utah, SE, SW.

Northern:
Charlies Trail - BLM - Environmental concerns
Corner Canyon Area Trails - Private & FS
- Devils Brigade Trail
- Jacobs Ladder Trail
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]Days Fork - BCC - FS[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1] Honeycomb Fork[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1] - [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]BCC - [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]FS[/SIZE][/FONT]
Granite Creek Canyon-Deep Creek Mtns. - BLM - Wilderness Study Area
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1] Mill F East Fork[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1] - [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]BCC - [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]FS[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]Mill D South Fork (Cardiff Fork) [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]- [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]BCC - [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]FS[/SIZE][/FONT]
Neff Canyon - FS
Pitsburg Lake Trail - AFC - FS
[FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]Silver Fork[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1] - FS[/SIZE][/FONT]
White Pine Lake-Little Cottonwood Canyon - USFS

Central:
Big Horn Benches-Book Cliffs - Price - BLM - Wilderness Study Area
Copperhead - Price - RMP Revision
Cursed Canyon - Price - RMP Revision
Gremlin - Price - Price - RMP Revision
Judgment Day - Price - RMP Revision
Junes Bottom - Price - Wilderness Study Area
Lower Diff Hanger - Price - RMP Revision
Lower Judgment Day - Price - RMP Revision
Mountain Dew - Price - RMP Revision
Pinnacle I - Price - RMP Revision
Pinnacle II - Price - RMP Revision
Right Fork of Judgment Day - Price - RMP Revision
Sids Cabin Road - Price - Wilderness Study Area
Steel Horse - Price - RMP Revision
The Big Wash - Price - RMP Revision
The Long Way - Price - RMP Revision
The Squeeze - Price - RMP Revision
Tombstone - Price - RMP Revision
Twister - Price - RMP Revision
Upper Diff Hanger - Price - RMP Revision

Southwest:
Canan Mountain - BLM - Wilderness Study Area
Deep Creek Trail
Hog Canyon Trail System - Kanab - BLM
- Lower Hog Canyon
- Axle Alley
- The Saddle
- Dave's Revenge
La Verkin Creek Trails (Upper & Lower)
Paria River Trail - Kanab - BLM
Red Mountain - BLM - Designated Wilderness

Southeast:
Coyote Canyon - Moab - BLM - RMP Revision
Lower Helldorado - Moab - BLM/SITLA - RMP Revision
Rincon Trail - Lake Powell - NPS - Motorized Plan Revision
Upper & Lower Proving Grounds - Moab

Post yours and I'll update them to the list
 
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cruiseroutfit

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All Carbon County trails.
Does anyone have a comprehensive list of these?


I know there were a bunch in the Moab and Hanksville RMP's that were lost too. Lets get them documented.
 

Caleb

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Mineral Fork up Big Cottonwood Canyon. I can't remember if it was closed due to private land issues or FS travel plan/Wilderness.

Also, what about Salt Creek in Canyonlands? Thats always in limbo.
Mineral Fork is still open, just not to 4x4s. Fourwheelers and Motorcycles are still fair game.
 

cruiseroutfit

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Interesting, I did not know that. Do we know why no 4x4's?
" Mineral Fork: up until 1983, had a road very much passable by four
wheel drives. In fact there was a pair of old wooden bridges in one spot to
help 10 wheeled dump trucks negotiate the tight, steep switchbacks to access
the Wasatch Tunnel and Regulator mines at the top of the canyon. The
current road was built in 1936, but was actually the third generation road
(the second generation road was built prior to 1899). The bottom of the
present road was badly washed out in '83, taking the banks of earth and the
wood bridges along with it. Apparently the Forest Service never bothered
repairing it (big surprise). Due to the washout and lack of maintenance,
the canyon is open today to ATV's only. I find it wholly ludicrous that the
greatest numbers of registered ATV's in the state is found in Salt Lake
County, yet Mineral Fork is the ONLY legal trail in the ENTIRE COUNTY where
one can drive an ATV. I find this both astonishing and disheartening at the
same time. How can the county expect users to "follow the rules" and "stay
off the foothills", etc., when they only provide 2.1 miles of legal trails
to ride on??"


From EZ Rhino.

The entire trail is passable by a 4x4 albeit for one narrow section where a rock fell in the mid 90's. EZ states that it was impassable by a 4x4 in the 80's but that was likely to a stock 4x4, I know it was passable much later by a decent rig.
 

Stephen

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Salt Lake City
" Mineral Fork: up until 1983, had a road very much passable by four
wheel drives. In fact there was a pair of old wooden bridges in one spot to
help 10 wheeled dump trucks negotiate the tight, steep switchbacks to access
the Wasatch Tunnel and Regulator mines at the top of the canyon. The
current road was built in 1936, but was actually the third generation road
(the second generation road was built prior to 1899). The bottom of the
present road was badly washed out in '83, taking the banks of earth and the
wood bridges along with it. Apparently the Forest Service never bothered
repairing it (big surprise). Due to the washout and lack of maintenance,
the canyon is open today to ATV's only. I find it wholly ludicrous that the
greatest numbers of registered ATV's in the state is found in Salt Lake
County, yet Mineral Fork is the ONLY legal trail in the ENTIRE COUNTY where
one can drive an ATV. I find this both astonishing and disheartening at the
same time. How can the county expect users to "follow the rules" and "stay
off the foothills", etc., when they only provide 2.1 miles of legal trails
to ride on??"


From EZ Rhino.

The entire trail is passable by a 4x4 albeit for one narrow section where a rock fell in the mid 90's. EZ states that it was impassable by a 4x4 in the 80's but that was likely to a stock 4x4, I know it was passable much later by a decent rig.
I remember going up in about '91ish in my Dad's stock Samurai. I don't remember how far we got, just that we ran it. It wasn't long after that when it was closed to 4x4's I guess.
 

Don B

formerly rebarguy
Location
Southern Utah
Southwest

Red Mountain BLW-Designated Wilderness

Hog Canyon Trail System- BLM;
Lower Hog Canyon, Axle Alley, The Saddle, Dave's Revenge. Closed when the trail system was established under the emergency order for political reasons only. We are working on having them reopened.

There were only a few lost in the Kanab FO RMP. I'll get a list together on those
 

jackjoh

Jack - KC6NAR
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Riverton, UT
Please, Please, Please, get this info in before Monday so I can give the list to Bob Abbey. It will be a part of the U4WDA presentation on behalf of all 4x4 people in Utah.
 

OldGeezer

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Location
Salt Lake
Granite Creek Canyon-Deep Creek Mtns.
BLM-Wilderness Study Area

Big Horn Benches-Book Cliffs
BLM-Wilderness Study Area

White Pine Lake-Little Cottonwood Canyon
USFS-Water Quality Issues (I think)
 

Samuraiman

Sand Pile
Location
St George Utah
Going up cedar mtn. Deep Creek trail from the brake check to the river. Closed as part of the FS RMP.
La Verkin Creek trail both upper and lower are now included in Wilderness areas. As well as La Verkin creek trail from toquerville falls to La Verkin Shooting range. Mail Drop Trail has been fenced and is now inside Wilderness area. There are several dozen routes between Mt Carmel and Coral pinks closed, including Steep trail where the road crosses the river to connect with the poverty road. They have sytematically gone out in that area and closed every road except the main roads. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/notes/4wheel-drive-sport-utility-magazine/we-better-get-out-of-here-/438009360702 This is what you see everywhere around the Coral Pinks Any number of trails and routes inside the NCA on the west Desert. All routes included inside NCA'S inside washington county will be closed with the Current RMP implementation.
 

anderson750

I'm working on it Rose
Location
Price, Utah
June's Bottom (on the Green River, San Rafael Desert)
This is one I would definatly like to see re-opened. I am friends with a someone who is a grandson of June Marsing. They have heritage access to the area by permit and he has been trying to get a permit granted for a couple of years so we could ride motorcycles down. We don't anticipate that happening to soon:rolleyes:
 
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