Delicate Arch Trail Plan Available for Review
Contact: Laura Joss, (435) 719-2201
The environmental assessment (EA) on the Salt Wash crossing of the Delicate Arch Trail in Arches National Park is available for public review and comment.
Flooding in October 2006 eroded a new channel and removed a section of the trail adjoining the existing footbridge over the wash. The EA evaluates four alternatives for the trail crossing of the wash:
After evaluating the impacts of the alternatives, the National Park Service has identified the truss bridge as the preferred alternative.
Arches National Park welcomes public review and comments during the public comment period from May 14, 2007 through June 13, 2007.The park will make a final decision on how to proceed after reviewing comments from the public on the EA.http://parkplanning.nps.gov, or mail comments to Arches National Park, ATTN: Delicate Arch Trail EA at P.O. Box 907, Moab, UT 84532.
Did You Know?
Landscape Arch is the longest Arch in Arches National Park, measuring 306 feet from base to base. In 1991, a massive slab of rock fell from its underside, resulting in an even thinner ribbon of rock.