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.
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!