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BLM seeks input on proposed trail to connect campground to Bluff

FILE - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, hikes in Butler Wash near Bluff in Southern Utah on Saturday, July 16, 2016. The Bureau of Land Management’s Monticello field office is seeking public input on a proposed nonmotorized recreation trail that would con
FILE - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, hikes in Butler Wash near Bluff in Southern Utah on Saturday, July 16, 2016. The Bureau of Land Management’s Monticello field office is seeking public input on a proposed nonmotorized recreation trail that would connect the town of Bluff to the Sand Island Campground.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

MONTICELLO — The Bureau of Land Management’s Monticello field office is seeking public input on a proposed nonmotorized recreation trail that would connect the town of Bluff to the Sand Island Campground.

The Bluff City Historic Preservation Association, in partnership with the Grand Canyon Trust, submitted a proposal to the BLM for the trail system, which will extend from the campground approximately 4 miles to the east end of Bluff.

The intent of the proposed trail is to connect the Bluff community and visitors with the San Juan River by means of a pedestrian, bicycle and equestrian trail along the river. The trail would cross BLM lands, private lands and lands managed by the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration.

The BLM will use comments that are submitted as it prepares an environmental assessment analyzing potential impacts associated with the trail. The public is encouraged to provide comments that identify issues or concerns. Comments, which may be submitted electronically at go.usa.gov/xkdUD, will be accepted through Saturday, Dec. 2.