Mountain Bikers losing access in La Sal Mountains
The new proposal could cut off access to popular mountain biking trails and hurt commercial shuttle services and outfitters.
Proposed new rules for trails in the La Sal Mountains would separate mountain bikers from hikers and equestrians while prohibiting commercial shuttle buses in the La Sal Pass area.
Those changes are part of the U.S. Forest Service’s proposed action for trail management. Public input has been taken on that proposal as well as two alternatives – one of which calls for building 50.5 miles of new trails while the other would close 5.8 miles of existing trails to all users and exclude bicycles from another 25.2 miles of current trails.
A final decision by Forest Service District Ranger Michael Diem is due in early May, said Brian Murdock of the Moab/Monticello Ranger District. The new rules would go into effect this summer or fall.
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