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.
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Even though graffiti is prohibited by law, rangers and volunteer groups spend hundreds of hours every year removing it in Arches. Please join us in protecting the park by not leaving your mark. If you discover graffiti in the park, please let us know. Otherwise, make memories, take pictures, but leave no visible trace of your visit. More...