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Opportunity Name
Bookcliffs Trail Construction
 
Start Date
05/04/2013
End Date
05/05/2013
Start Time
07:00 AM
End Time
04:00 PM
Summary
Help complete an important loop-trail in the Bookcliffs north of Fruita.
Description

STEWARDSHIP SITE

The Bookcliffs, so-named for their resemblance to a shelf of books, stretch over 200 miles from western Colorado into Utah. Up in the Bookcliffs, trails snake in and out of rugged pinyon-juniper woodland, offering spectacular views of the La Sal Mountains to the west, the San Juan Mountains to the south, and the West Elk Mountains to the east.

VOLUNTEER PROJECT - WHAT & WHY

The Bureau of Land Management has been working for some time on an important trail connection in the Bookcliffs north of Fruita. The trail--which will be open to dirt bikes, mountain bikes, horses, and hikers--is nearing completion. When finished, it will provide long-distance loop trail opportunities and an alternative to a busy gravel county road. Volunteers will help in the construction of this important trail. There will be at least a 1 ½ mile hike into the trail over rugged rocky terrain. The worksite will be somewhat steep terrain.

PARTNERS

BLM Grand Junction

OTHER FUN STUFF

Meals: Meals will be provided from Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch.

Camping: Free camping will be available.

Activities: BLM staff will provide an educational presentation on the development of the North Fruita Desert Trail System and how the BLM manages recreation on multiple use lands.  We'll also have a few raffle prizes for volunteer appreciation. Enjoy live music on Saturday night!

Type of work
Trail Work
Region
City
Fruita
State
Colorado
Zip Code
81506
County
Mesa
Groups allowed?
Yes
Maximum group size
75
Maximum registrations under an Individual
15
Senior friendly?
Yes
Minimum Age
14
Physical Difficulty
Difficult