BLM Completes Improvements to Local NCAs
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The Bureau of Land Management has completed construction and improvements on two local National Conservation Areas (NCAs). The goal was to improve user experience with better parking and accessibility.
Future visitors to McInnis Canyons and Dominguez-Escalante NCAs will find new or improved features designed to enhance sustainability and visitor experience.
The Rabbit Valley project in the McInnis Canyons NCA improved an existing trailhead, replaced an old restroom and reoriented the trailhead to make best use of space.
The Dominguez-Escalante NCA project features a new parking area at Bridgeport. The parking area is the first phase of a project to improve visitor access to the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness.
The new parking area with a new restroom is further from the railroad and will add separate parking for hikers, buses and horse trailers. While there is parking for horse trailers, horses are currently not allowed on the trails at Bridgeport. The BLM is working to reopen the area to horses once it is restored from 2011 water damage.
Officials say more improvements are planned for spring.