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Canyon Rims Recreation Area, Moab, UT (Apr 11th - Apr 17th 2021)

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Located in the heart of the Colorado Plateau, the Bureau of Land Management's Moab Field Office serves 1.8 million acres of scenic canyon country. Carved by the Colorado and Green Rivers, Moab's public lands include a vast variety of arches, natural bridges, mesas, and spires. These lands comprise an internationally recognized recreation destination. The extraordinarily scenic and diverse landscape, the accessibility of the great rivers, the presence of interesting cultural and paleontological resources, and the opportunities for a wide range of recreational activities have made the Moab area very popular for those seeking outdoor experiences. Recreational opportunities range from casual sightseeing, moments of solitude and hiking to more physically demanding activities such as mountain biking, rockclimbing, and river running.

Our service project entails trail work on the Trough Springs Trail and offers views of Bears Ears National Monument and Canyonlands Nation Park in the area of our campground. The Trough Springs Trail is a 2.5-mile long trail which descends 1,100ft with an awesome view climbing down into the canyon. Participants will be building steps, constructing drainages, and retaining walls. Participants will also help in trail delineation and brushing. We will be staying at the front country Hatch Point Campground in the Canyon Rims Area. On our day off, we'll have our pick of areas to visit including hiking to numerous rock arches in the area, exploring, photography, etc.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, Wilderness Volunteers is operating our 2021 project schedule under our Modified Project Procedures for Volunteers. These project guidelines will be revised as needed. Please check back often for the latest version.

Due to additional COVID-19 precautions, we are prohibiting mixed household volunteer carpooling (with volunteers outside of the same household traveling in the same vehicle) to projects until further notice. Exceptions to this policy (eg close friends traveling together) will need to be discussed with/pre-approved by the office and will require additional precautionary steps for the individuals involved.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

This is a physically demanding project and would be best fit for those able to lift 50 lbs and hike 5 miles daily (RT) with a 25 lb pack.

This project is rated as a strenuous project.

Check out photos from 2019's project in Canyon Rims Recreation Area in our photo gallery.


Apr 11th - Apr 17th 2021

Service Project

Trail maintenance on Trough Springs Trail.

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Free Days

Day hiking, photography, river swimming, scenic drives, and exploration of this unique southwest gem


Tent camping at Hatch Point Campground in the Canyon Rims Area.

Project Difficulty

Strenuous : Daily 5 mile hikes, digging, raking, bending, rock moving, lifting ~50 lbs, hauling


Jerry Lehman
Gerald Norton

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