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Public lands and coronavirus

We’d like to encourage our members, supporters, and all public land lovers to stay safe and avoid non-essential travel at this time.

Many of the hikes and destinations featured on the Colorado Plateau Explorer are located in remote areas or near rural communities with limited healthcare resources. We hope you'll use the Colorado Plateau Explorer to plan your trip for the future. These magnificent lands will be here waiting for you then.

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Protected? Think again.

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The beginning of the Salt Creek Trail lies outside of Canyonlands National Park. But President Obama's declaration of Bears Ears National Monument gave the upper Salt Creek Canyon and nearby Beef Basin added protections.

In December 2017, President Trump stripped this land of national monument status, cutting Bears Ears by 85 percent. The first two miles of the Salt Creek Trail lost the protections it gained one year earlier. Take a look at what got nixed ›

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