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New backcountry requirements in effect
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Section of White Rim Road Closed for Culvert Replacement
Contact: John Lewis, 435-719-2150
A section of the White Rim Road in Canyonlands National Park will be closed from July 7th through July 11th to allow for replacement of a large culvert under the road.
The closure area is from the junction of the Shafer Trail Road and the Potash Road to Musselman Arch along the White Rim Road. This section of road will be closed to all vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians during the construction period. Completion of the entire 100 mile White Rim Road loop during this time will not be possible.
Contact the park's Backcountry Reservation Office at 435-719-4351for information regarding backcountry trip options.
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