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moab trails alliance

The Moab Trails Alliance was established in 2003 as a non-profit by a group of concerned citizens and businesses who believe Moab would benefit from a more comprehensive trail system better suited for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Because many of our existing trails were created for motorized travel, Moab is severely lacking in singletrack opportunities that are a main attraction for many outdoor enthusiasts.

The non-motorized user group has proven to be of major economic benefit to our community and the competition for their tourist dollars is high among many resort towns. Grand County is spending considerable resources to insure that Moab continues to develop new trails and the development of singletrack trails is a top priority. The partnerships that have been created between Grand Countyís Trail Mix committee, Moab Trails Alliance, BLM, SITLA, and the Forest Service have been highly successful and their efforts are beginning to show big results.

In the La Sal Mountains we have completed the reroute of Moonlight Meadows with Burro Pass reconstruction not far behind. By next summer the work on a new and improved Hazard County will begin. The bikepath and Gemini Underpass along SR191 is open for peddling and the path along SR128 is in the design and engineering phase. A new bike/pedestrian bridge across the Colorado River will be completed by spring 2006 to complement the Lionís Park Trail Hub Master plan. New singletrack in the Klondike Bluffs area is underway with Phase One of the flagged routes finished. The Mill Creek Parkway continues to expand with the recent addition of Anonymous Park. Look for the new BMX track there that should be operational in the spring of 2005.

If you would like to contribute to these efforts, contact Kimberly at the Moab Trails Alliance, 210 East 300 South, Moab, Utah 84532. 435-259-2213.

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