Volunteers Needed to Build ATV Bridges

I'd Rather be Playing! on July 28th, 2010

We need your help to build 3 ATV bridges up 6-Mile Canyon!

When:  Thursday, August 5th, 2010 – 9:00am

Details: The Manti-La Sal National Forest is hosting an Arapeen ATV trail work day in 6-Mile Canyon (east of Palisade State Park in Sterling, UT) on Thursday, August 5th.  Work will take place at the eastern end of the Harmon trail where it intersects with the 6-Mile Canyon road (Forest Road # 0047) about 2 miles below six mile ponds.  Work will consist of re-construction of three trail bridges crossing drainages on the eastern end of the trail.   Access to the work site is best by ATV, but owners of high clearance 4X4 vehicles can also park at the end of the trail and easily walk to the worksites.   Work will consist of abutment excavation, hauling rock to fill gabion baskets, setting stringers, decking the trail bridges, and rehabilitating areas where trails have been created around them in the past.

Work will begin at 9:00 AM and continue as long as there are volunteers willing to work or until the bridges are constructed.  Volunteers are encouraged to participate, even if they only have 2-3 hours available to devote to this project.  Volunteers should bring work gloves, sturdy footwear, water/lunch as well as some basic tools if they have them:  shovel, pick, 2 pound hammer, and 5-gallon buckets.   Children under 18 years of age who are interested in participating must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Interested volunteers can contact the project manager:

Bill Broadbear, Manti-La Sal National Forest, 599 West Price River Drive Price, UT 84501 bbroadbear@fs.fed.us Ph # 435-636-3516

Please help us get the word out by inviting friends, family, and neighbors to come make a difference on our local public lands.

ATV Bridge on the Arapeen Trail

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Skyline Drive- Potters Pond Loop ATV Trail

I'd Rather be Playing! on July 15th, 2010

This week 5 of us took an ATV ride up Fairview Canyon, Utah on the Arapeen OHV Trail System.  We began the ride at the parking lot at mile marker 14 along highway 31.  We headed on trail #12 eastward past Huntington Reservoir, and then continued on trail #13 until we reached Miller’s Flat Road.  We turned south and rode past Miller’s Flat Reservoir until we reached the Potter’s Ponds turnoff.  The Miller’s flat road is really smooth and very scenic and enjoyable to ride.

From Potter’s Ponds we headed west back up to Skyline Drive.  This 7 mile section of the trail is fairly rough.  We passed a small mud slide that covered the road along the way, but it was easy to get around.

After reaching Skyline Drive, Trail #1, our group headed north to loop back to the parking lot along highway 31.  The trip was very scenic and enjoyable.  The trip is about 34-35 miles, and depending on stops, takes between 2-3 hours to ride.  There are several bathrooms along the way as well.